Campus History & Architectural Tour
Campus History & Architectural Tour Service: Campus Tour
Join a tour led by volunteer docents from CHATS (Campus History & Architectural Tour Service). Discover how the original academic buildings and high-tech laboratories of Caltech, one of the world's foremost institutions of science and engineering, created an architectural footprint that relates to the surrounding community.
Starting at the entrance to the Athenaeum, the tour will explore exteriors only of Caltech's original campus. Participants will see how Bertram Goodhue using "shaded portals, sheltering walls, and Persian pools" to set the tone for a campus of great beauty so that scientists and engineers would become more aware of the aesthetic values of life.
Advance RSVP required online or by phoning Caltech Campus Programs at (626) 395-4654.
NOTE: This is a strenuous walk and is not suitable for people with strollers, walkers or children. The total distance is approximately 1⅓ miles and includes flights of steps. Tours last from 1½ to 2 hours. Low-heeled shoes are advised. For information on special needs call (626) 395-4654.
The Athenaeum parking lot is reserved for members and guests of members only. Visitors are asked to park on nearby streets or in nearby Caltech parking lots on Holliston Avenue and California Boulevard.