Docomomo US Tour Day

Tour Day 2016:
Modernism in Your Backyard 

October 8, 2106


Tour Day is Docomomo US’ annual national event that works to raise the awareness of and appreciation for buildings, interiors and landscapes designed in the United States during the mid-20th century. Now celebrating its tenth anniversary, Tour Day invites organizations and people across the country to take stock of significant 20th century built design in their state, city, region or neighborhood and celebrate that work with a tour. 







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Image above: Albert Frey House I (Palm Springs, Calif.), 1954, Julius Shulman, photographer. Credit: © J. Paul Getty Trust. Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles (2004.R.10).


Peruse the 2015 tours by scrolling or by selecting a city in the drop down menu below.



Albany, NY

The Mid-Century Step Child

Historic Albany Foundation
Atlanta, GA

Explore Modern in Atlanta

Docomomo US/Georgia

Austin, TX

Architectural Capers

Docomomo US/Mid Tex Mod
Bucks County, PA

1st Annual Mid-Century Modern Tour

Shofuso Japanese House and Garden

Chicago, IL

Home & Studio | Robie House 

Frank Lloyd Trust Foundation
Claremont, CA

Modern Claremont along Route 66

Claremont Heritage

Columbus, IN

Saarinen, Pei, and the Plaza that connected Them

Columbus Area Visitor's Center
Dallas, TX

The Art and Architecture of Historic Love Field

Docomomo US/North Texas

Detroit, MI

Lafayette Park National Historic Landmark Day

Docomomo US/Michigan
Garrison, NY

House, Studio, & Landscape Tour of Manitoga

MANITOGA - Russel Wright Home and Studio

Havre de Grace, MD

The Modern Projects of Architect Poldi Hirsch

Women in Architecture Committe - AIA Baltimore
Honolulu, HI

Peek at Modern Pawaa

Docomomo US/HI

Houston, TX

Houston: Uncommon Modern

Houston Mod | Preservation Houston
Las Vegas, NV

Paradise Palms Architecture & Notable Home Tour

Paradise Palms

Lexington, MA

Lextopia: Mid-Century Modern in Lexington

Lexington Historical Society
Los Angeles, CA

Neutra VDL Studio & Residences

Neutra VDL 

Miami, FL

Modern House Tour & Reception

Docomomo US/Florida
Middlesex County, MA

Middlesex Modern

Docomomo US/New England

Minneapolis, MN

Modern Landscape and Architectural Design of the Park System

Docomomo US/Minnesota
 Newark, NJ

Newark Liberty International Airport

New York/New Jersey Port Authority

New York, NY

Breuer in the Bronx

Docomomo US/New York - Tristate
 New York, NY

Modern Minimalism and Louis Kahn

Four Freedoms Park

Palm Springs, CA

Frey House II Tours

Palm Springs Art Museum
Palm Springs, CA 

Modernism Week Fall Preview

Palm Springs Modernism Week

Philadelphia, PA

Explore Modern in Philadelphia

Docomomo US/Philadelphia
 Phoenix, AZ

Live, Work, Play and Pray in Mid-Century Phoenix

Modern Phoenix | The Postwar Architectural Task Force

Plano, IL

The Farnsworth House

Docomomo US/Chicago | Chicago Architecture Foundation
 Portland, OR

A Day of Onlys

Docomomo US/Oregon

Providence, RI

Providence 1970

Mid-Century Modern Rhode Island
 Riverside, CA

At Home with Modernism

Docomomo US/Southern California

 Salt Lake City, UT

Let There Be Light Fall Tour

Salt Lake Modern
Santa Barbara, CA

Walter S. White Gallery Tour & Talk

Society of Architectural Historians - Southern California Chapter

Sarasota, FL

Sarasota Mod Weekend

Sarasota Mod | Sarasota Architecture Foundation
 San Francisco, CA

BART to the Future

Docomomo US/Northern California

Schaumburg, IL

Schweikher Home & Studio Tour

Schweikher House Preservation Trust
 Tampa, FL

Kiley Garden and the Modernist Designs of downtown Tampa

Friends of Kiley Garden

 Tucson, AZ

Tucson Modernism Week

Tucson Historic Preservation Foundation
Tulsa, OK

Modern Tulsa

Tulsa Foundation for Architecture

 Washington D.C.

Watergate 50

Docomomo US/DC




2015 Partner Images                            Tour Day 2015 Press Release                                                                                              Tour Day 2014: The Future of Mid-Century

Docomomo US would like to thank Martie Lieberman in Sarasota, Florida for her support of Tour Day 2015 and Architect's Newspaper for their coverage.



Become a Tour Day Sponsor

Docomomo US is proud to organize Tour Day for people of all ages and backgrounds as a one of a kind national event focused on celebrating modern architecture, landscapes, and sites, but we cannot do it by ourselves. We need the widespread support from people like you. Please consider becoming a sponsor of Tour Day, and join a network of partners, sponsors, and participants who believe in the importance of raising awareness of and appreciation for significant 20th-century built design in their area through educational and interactive tours. Sponsorship is available at all levels and can be tailored to meet outreach needs and interests. For more information on sponsorship opportunites click here or contact us at info(AT)


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