In the early 1900s, a group of independent movie producers wishing to escape the eastern movie establishment made their way west to California.
These producers called themselves the United Artists, and by 1910 they found themselves in the tiny village of Hollywood.
It was then only known for its marvelous fruit trees, but it quickly grew into the center of the entertainment universe.
Most people think of movies and celebrities when they hear that name, but it’s also a neighborhood of the city of Los Angeles with a rich history.
Join us on our Hollywood tour as we uncover the local lore of the vibrant community of Hollywood.
In addition to our public walking tour of Hollywood, we also offer a GPS-led audio option, which you could take any time that you wish.
Free Tours by Foot Hollywood Tour
We also offer a guided walking tour (with a live guide).
The tour starts at the entrance of the Hollywood and Vine Metro Station and ends near the famed Chinese Theatre.
Some sights and topics we cover on the guided Hollywood walking tour:
- How Hollywood got its name
- The Hollywood Walk of Fame
- Capitol Records Building
- Janes House, The Oldest Residence in Hollywood
- The History of The Hollywood Sign
- The Chinese Theatre
When: See Our Calendar
Where: 6233 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028. Directly across the street from the Pantages Theatre in front on the Hollywood & Vine redline Metro stop. Look for the guide with the FTBF logo. (map)
Duration: The tour lasts approx. 2 hours. Total walking is approx. 2 miles (3.2km).
Cost: There is no upfront cost. You decide what, if anything, the tour was worth when it's done. A name-your-own-price tour is a tour for anyone's budget.