Baylor History Tours

*Baylor History Tours are closed for Summer 2019. See you this Fall. 

Did You Know?

  • Founded in 1845, Baylor University is the oldest, continuously operating university in Texas—older than the state of Texas itself.
  • In 1928 Baylor almost moved to Dallas, but the city of Waco did not want to lose its beloved college and raised over $400,000 in just three weeks (~$6 million in today’s dollars) to keep Baylor here in Waco and to build one of the hallmarks of our present-day campus, Waco Hall.
  • Whenever you hear the bells ringing out over campus from Pat Neff Hall, you are hearing a forty-eight bell carillon custom constructed in France for Baylor’s campus.
  • Find out more by taking the tour! 


The Tour:

Connect with nearly two centuries of Baylor history. Tour the oldest areas of Baylor’s Waco campus.

You will visit, Old Main, Burleson halls, Carroll Science Building and Carroll Library, the Bill Daniel Student Center, Pat Neff hall, and Armstrong-Browning Library, as well as the Williams Bear Habitat, 5th Street, and the Immortal Ten memorial. For a campus map, click HERE.


Tour Details:

Our goals are that you:

·      Engage Baylor’s rich history

·      Grow in your appreciation for those who have made Baylor University great

·      Cultivate a greater affinity for our university

The length of the walking tour depends on which tour you select. A standard 60-minute tour is ¾ of a mile. You may also request our 30-minute walking tour, which are less than half a mile. To do so, click the “Register Now” button and select the appropriate option.

We accommodate guests with limited mobility. Requests may be made if you are not able to provide your own equipment.

Carl, about his Baylor History Tour experience:

“I loved the tour. Whether for current students, staff, faculty or visitors, the tour goes deeper than an admissions tour but does not get so detailed that it loses the audience. The historical detail and anecdotal stories shared were excellent. I came away feeling a deeper connection to Baylor.”