Tour Day

The only national event of its kind, Tour Day is an annual celebration of modern architecture and design where the public and like-minded organizations across the country participate in a tour or event.

Tour Day 2020

The only national program of its kind, Tour Day is devoted to the appreciation of modern architecture in the United States. Tours and events focused on architecture and design of the Modern Movement are hosted by Docomomo US chapters, partners, and leading voices in preservation. Tour Day events can be hosted by nearly anyone interested in or with access to a significant modern building or site.

This year's thematic focus is the '70s Turn 50. For all the fragmentation and contradictions, architectural designs of the 1970s had many powerful external forces to take into consideration including the recently passed National Historic Preservation Act of 1966. Architectural designs also were responding to the cultural zeitgeist of political and social upheaval, the looming energy crisis, new advances in material and building technology, and sought to elevate egalitarian values much like in earlier designs. Architecture of the 1970s is also uniquely aligned with corporate development, branding and large project or campus architecture.

Tour Day 2020 will take place Saturday October 10th, and throughout the month of October. 

Host a Tour


Tour Day events can be hosted by nearly anyone interested in or with access to a significant modern building or site. Tour Day events can also be much more than just a tour. Some of the best events include pre-tour lectures, meet-and-greet with the architects and post-event receptions. 

If you are interested in hosting a tour, please fill out the form below.


Participating Tours


Past Tour Day events

Peruse through the tours of the past. You may even find places to add to your modern architecture bucket list.