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Austin Music Heritage Tours

#33 of 161 Tours in Austin
Austin, TX, USA
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About Austin Music Heritage Tours
Find out how Austin became the Live Music Capital of the World. Austin Music Heritage Tours will take you though the past 50 years of Austin music: from the psychedelic sounds of the 13th Floor Elevators, to the flowering of the Armadillo World Headquarters, the opening of Antone's "Home of the Blues," and the growth of the 6th St. entertainment district. Tours range from 1 to 2 1/2 hours. Austin Tour Guide Association Certified.
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Reviewed April 14, 2019 via mobile

Richard is very knowledgeable of the Austin music scene and history, and shared it during an easy-going and enjoyable hour walk around downtown. It’s well worth the time and cost

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Bruce D
Reviewed August 6, 2018

Strolled around downtown Austin, learning about the history of music and seeing where it all started! Our guide was friendly and informative. He provided other interesting historical tips about downtown and helped us find some live music spots to go to.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank mmurphy1321
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

Guide was lovely and was a muso so had a deep knowledge of the history! Nice breadth of buildings and history of the city!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank kristianhenschel
Reviewed January 31, 2018

The guide, himself a musician, was low key but very knowledgeable. He covered music in Austin from the 50's to the 80's and brought along a copy of The Austin Chronicle which covers the music beat, to share. The walk covered just a few blocks...More

Date of experience: January 2018
2  Thank ahuberesq
Reviewed January 4, 2018

Many Developers selling off Austin’s musical history for high rise condos, and high rise property values, and their high profits, Tour is really good, yet to take this tour, 10 years ago, a lot more fabulous places, you would see. Now, as fast as possible...poof,...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Wal P
AMHTours, Owner at Austin Music Heritage Tours, responded to this reviewResponded January 14, 2018

You state in your review that you haven't taken my tour, but you posted a review?

Reviewed October 20, 2017

We really enjoyed our walking tour with Richard. He does a great job of showing you where so much of Austin’s music history took place. Richard also had a local events paper for us in which he had dog-eared some pages and highlighted acts he...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed October 5, 2017

I loved the amount of detailed information Richard provided. He provides a lot of great insight along the tour path.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Debbi S
Reviewed October 3, 2017

Learn about the "Live Music Capital's" long history of talented musicians and at the same time see the city from a local's point of view

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank sonyac351
Reviewed October 3, 2017

Austin is the place to be for funk and fun. People are great and services are awesome. Would definitely travel back there again and again.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank TXBlueBonnets
Reviewed September 7, 2017

Richard is an outstanding tour guide. He had interesting and informative anecdotes and background stories for the many locations we visited. The tour time of 2 1/2 hours went by very quickly. Bottom line: any music lover should take this tour!

Date of experience: April 2017
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SallieK808
October 18, 2016|
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Response from AMHTours | Property representative |
Hi Sallie. If you're still interested in a custom tour for your group on the 18th or 19th please let me know. E mail me or contact me through my website (TripAdvisor won't let me put links here) and I'm sure we could... More
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