Historic Downtown Walking Tour
The City of Grapevine extends to you a warm Texas welcome as you take a few minutes to leisurely explore the Main Street Historic District. On this tour, you will be introduced to over 50 buildings and their architectural descriptions as well as stories, events and people who contributed to the development of Grapevine.
The self-guided walking tour begins on the east side of Main Street and proceeds northward for six blocks, then crosses to the west side of the street and returns southward to the Depot.
Founded in 1844, Grapevine is the oldest community in Tarrant County. In 1888, when the Cotton Belt Railroad came to Grapevine, businesses flourished and the wooden buildings on Main Street were replaced with new structures constructed of locally-made brick. At least 80 percent of the commercial buildings you see date from that period. In 1907, Grapevine was incorporated as a city and many important services were initiated for the community of 500 people. Today, Grapevine is an amazing city of nearly 50,000 people. Grapevine has received accolades for its superb quality of life and for the many festivals and events held here throughout the year. In 2012, the International Festivals & Events Association named Grapevine as a "World Festival & Event City."
Whether your stay here is long or short, Grapevine's events, unique retail shops, restaurants, art galleries, museums, beautiful historic buildings, and hospitality will make your experience memorable. We welcome you and hope you enjoy your walking tour.