Architectural And History Tours
Learn Some Of The History Behind Rochester With Our Architecture Tour
People do not associate history tours with drinking but you are welcome to bring all your own food and drinks on the tour just as you would a normal tour. With so much history and great buildings in the area it is our duty to show it off. Our tours showcase the downtown area and tell you about its history and also what the future holds. The section of downtown where our tours travel features many up and coming projects such as the Inner Loop Development and Strong Museum Expansion, Sibley Building, Parcel 5 and the I Love ROC sign. Our fun and knowledgeable guides will narrate your tour and teach you the history of the area, tell you stories about events that happened where we are, show off murals and take photos at the “kodak moments” spots of downtown Rochester. Bring your own beer, wine, seltzers, hard lemonade and iced teas and canned cocktails, no glass or liquor.
This is way more fun than your average architecture tour. Bring your own beer, wine, and food, and we will be your guide and driver.
Where Does Your Architecture or History Tour Go?
Our architecture and history tours take guests by the Sibley Building, Liberty Pole, Temple Building, Parcel 5, Rochester Savings Bank area of Midtown then to St Joseph’s Cathedral where we will walk around this urban sanctuary. We then take you to the St Paul murals where will take some amazing photos with these murals and tell you about the Wall Therapy mural project and other public art we go by.
During the tour you will make one stop and depending on the time of that dictates what your potential stops are. Dinosaur BBQ is open all day everyday and you order takeout to eat on the bike or at nearby Washington Square Park. You can always bring your own food and snacks with you. Other bars and restaurants that open after 4pm Tapas 177, 5th Frame, Native Eatery, Bar Bantam, St Paul Proper, Sidebar and The Vesper
Then you will get on the bike and head to Washington Square to see the Civil War Monument and we will talk about Legacy Tower, Geva Theater, St Marys and First Universalist Church then head back to Marshall Street Bar and Grill which is where the tours begin and end. During these tours guests can have beer, seltzers, hard ice teas and lemonades, wine and canned cocktails drinks as you pedal and listen to your own music playing off our speaker via its bluetooth system. When we park at the site we are stopping at then everyone leaves their drinks on the bike and gets off to listen to the driver present.
This tour is perfect for everyone from groups that want to go on a pedal tour and spend more time pedaling and less time in the bars, for corporate team buildings and for families (we allow minors on family architecture tours). Should you have a larger office we have 4 bikes which means we can take groups of up to 56 people out at once. If you want to set up a private architectural tour which can take place at any time, contact us at Rochesterpedaltours@gmail.com or call us at 585-348-7498. We pride ourselves on getting back to you quickly and with a detailed response.
I booked a tour - now what?
what to wear
Convenient Booking Process for Any Tour – WE MAKE IT EASY!
Our goal is to make sure that the organizers job is as stress free as possible which is why we use our experience to help you out every step of the way. When you click the green book now button on our homepage or below, you are able to view an up to the minute availability calendar which is where you will book when the time comes. Simply type in your name, email, phone number and credit card information and the date and time is yours. The best part is that right when you book you get an awesome confirmation email automatically sent to the email you provide us. It tells you where to be, at what time, bring this, dont wear that and everything we feel is important for groups to know ahead of time. You just screenshot the email to everyone coming so you do not have to say everything over and over and this way no one can say you did not tell me this or that. They just did not read what you sent them. Your driver will call you in the week leading up to your tour to walk you through the day of your tour, to find out what bars you want to visit and to answer any questions you have. Our drivers do much more then just drive you around, the big thing they do on the day of your tour is take all the group photos.