2011 Schedule

All tours begin at 10 am. Dates are subject to change.

Saturday, August 27 @ 10 a.m.
(This tour has been cancelled)
Echo Park Stairway Tour

Saturday, September 24 @ 10 a.m.
Echo Park Lake Tour

Saturday, October 22 @ 10 a.m.
Elysian Park East Tour

Boathouse Beacon Shines Again

History, Maps & Video



Historic Echo Park
Walking Tours
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The  purpose of these tours is to raise awareness of Echo Park history and of significant neighborhood landmarks. Three different tours will be offered on a rotating basis.  Please refer to Tour Descriptions, Schedule and Reservations sections of this page for details.


Special Tours

TPlease contact the EPHS for organizing tours for schools and other groups that are not part of our regular schedule.


Excursiónes en español
     Una versión de la excursión de el centro y lago de Echo Park será ofrecida en español.Clic aquí para más detalles.

T O U R    D E S C R I P T I O N S

Echo Park Boathouse
     The Echo Park Lake tour will include some of the neighborhood’s most prominent landmarks, such as Jensen’s Recreation Center, Angelus Temple and, of course, the lake. The tour takes about two hours to complete and includes several stairways.  Building interiors are not included.
Start Time: 10 AM
Start Place: Echo Park Lake Boathouse, 751 Echo Park Ave.  For a map and directions, click on theYahoo Maps address below.

[ Yahoo!
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Map of 751 Echo Park Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90026-4207

Baxter Steps
               The Echo Park Stairways tour includes the Baxter Stairs (possibly the city’s longest) as well as Fellowship Park, Red Hill and the modernist Harwell Harris house. This is a modestly strenuous  tour that includes one long stairway and several steep hills. Building interiors are not included.
Start Time: 10 AM
Start Place: Elysian Heights Elementary School, 1562 Baxter St. at Echo Park Ave. For a map and directions, please click on the Yahoo Maps address below.

[ Yahoo!
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Map of 1590 Baxter St
Los Angeles, CA 90026-1972

Reservation Info

 The tour groups are limited to 20 people . A $5 donation is requested for adults.  There is no charge for children under 12 and members of the Echo Park Historical Society. Reservations are required. For more tour information please call (323) 860--8874 or click here to e-mail your reservation.

Please include your name, the number of people in your group, your phone number and the name and date of the tour. We will reply with a confirmation.

    The tours are sponsored by the Echo Park Historical Society in partnership with the Citizens Committee to Save Elysian Park.

Echo Park Historical Society        ephs@HistoricEchoPark.org        (323) 860-8874        P.O. Box 261039, Los Angeles, CA 90026