Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern History Tour

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Head out on a guided tour around Buffalo Bayou Park. Learn about the architecture of this unique space and the history of Houston’s water system.
Duration:  1hr - 2hrs
Cancellation:  No refunds for cancelled bookings
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  • Go back in time to 1926 when the Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern first came about and became the first underground drinking-water reservoir in Houston
  • See this massive landmark up close, exploring its massive concrete columns that reach 25 feet tall
  • Discover how much this space has developed over time as you witness art installations and more, all located right in the park

What's Included

  • Guided tour

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473 Ratings
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Aug 22, 2019
the tour started on time and the guide was very informative. I learned so much about Houston's water system that I had never heard before.
Aug 21, 2019
Loved it but had trouble hearing the guide. With the 17 sec echo she needs to bring us all closet or have some way of speaking with portable amplifaction.
Aug 20, 2019
Our guide was awesome!! She was super friendly and knowledgeable. She made the tour lots of fun!!!


Meeting location:  1019 Commerce St

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