Home + History Las Vegas celebrates Southern Nevada’s captivating history by fostering an appreciation of historic and important architecture in the Las Vegas Valley. By creating a fun and engaging series of events, HHLV promotes, educates and advocates for the preservation of Las Vegas’ architectural resources as well as breeds renewed interest in preservation, urban sustainability and community development. If you are a fan of history, design, or are just looking to get more acquainted with all the fabulous cities in the Las Vegas Valley, you will not want to miss out on Home + History Las Vegas!

 

Please do take care not to double book your events, as some of the below events have overlapping time slots.

It's all happening April 25-April 28, 2024!

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Home + History Las Vegas 2024 Events

Atomic Vegas $125 Bus Tour

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Thursday, April 25 – 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Friday, April 26 – 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Saturday, April 27 – 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Embark on an extraordinary journey--including an exclusive look inside a very private luxury bunker built 23 feet underground for an atomic-blast-prepared Las Vegas family. The adventure will start at the Atomic Museum where you will climb aboard our double-decker bus for a special adventure to this iconic underground location for a fascinating one-hour guided tour of this untouched 50-year-old time capsule. Afterward, we'll explore the lesser-known sites of the atomic age, including hidden gems like fallout shelters and observation points for nuclear detonations. Along the way, there will be atomic-themed libations to ensure you stay hydrated! As an added bonus, your tour ticket provides you half off at the Atomic Museum throughout the Home + History weekend.

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Re-Imagined Garden for Mid-Century Homes in Las Vegas $15 Educational Event

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Friday, April 26 – 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Saturday, April 27 – 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Explore the unique opportunity of seamlessly blending aesthetics and environmental sustainability in home gardens in Las Vegas. Transform outdoor spaces with a thoughtful approach to enhance visual appeal, ecological integrity, and long-lasting beauty.

The landscapes in Las Vegas are evolving, often favoring a minimalist approach. Embrace sustainable practices for water efficiency, biodiversity, and ecological health, creating outdoor spaces that complement iconic mid-century architecture.

Join us for a one-hour educational event that explores the intersection of aesthetics and environmental responsibility. Listen as an expert provides insights into innovative and eco-friendly landscaping approaches.

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Bringing Your Vintage Dream to Life: Sourcing for Your Period Renovation $15 Educational Event

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Saturday, April 27 – 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Do you dream of a home worthy of the glossy pages of a magazine? Learn the secrets to renovating your dream vintage home at our exclusive educational event! Hosted inside the perfectly-restored MidMod dream home that graced the pages of the Palm Springs Modernism Week guide, your hosts Donna and Rubin Hawkins will give you insights into how they transformed their home from shoddy to SHOWSTOPPER , where to source period materials and modern appliances with a vintage aesthetic, and find the perfect vendors to bring your vision to life. Explore resources like Facebook groups and online marketplaces for unique finds and hear firsthand experiences from experienced homeowners. 

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AMAZING INTERIORS: Mid Mod Crisis Edition $15 Educational Event

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Friday, April 26 – 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Are you feeling overwhelmed trying to create a stunning vintage-inspired space in your home? Well, say goodbye to your MidMod Crisis and join us for an enlightening afternoon inside the exquisite home of Chris Cope from MidMod Crisis. Learn from the expert as he reveals his expert tips to creating perfectly styled interiors and take some time for a photo op inside his picture-perfect curated home.

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Hidden + Unique Fremont Street $45 Walking Tour

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Friday, April 26 – 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Saturday, April 27 – 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Las Vegas’ favorite cultural urbanist and tour guide, Richard Hooker, offers up a unique spin on Fremont Street with this new walking tour—but space is limited!  Join this exploration of Fremont Street and discover a collection of obscure objects, quirky artifacts, and overlooked places--old and new. The tour will visit the first-ever hotel room in Las Vegas – essentially the mother lode of the Las Vegas hospitality industry. Tour guests will see a Streamline Moderne slot machine said to have inspired the architecture of Downtown’s newest hotel; check out an obscure Marilyn Monroe neon sign from the 1950s; open a small hinged cabinet door for an archeological reveal of the oldest brick wall in the city;  pause to view a remnant of what was a swanky martini glass swimming pool of the 1970s, and be awed by a beautiful Art Deco chandelier from the Figaro Opera House in Paris.

The tour ends with a complimentary cocktail/beverage in a tribute to Downtown’s most famous Neon Diva, Vegas Vickie, in her stylish namesake lounge in the Circa Resort. 

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Work, War, and Luxury: Historic Huntridge and Marycrest Districts $35 Walking Tour

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Friday, April 26 – 8:30 am - 10:00 am

Saturday, April 27 – 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Take a trip to the origins of modern Las Vegas residential developments! From working-class WWII Huntridge, to the exclusive and luxurious Marycrest neighborhood, this tour will introduce you to the men, women, and families who kept the city and the war effort running, as well as the local celebrities and business owners of postwar booming Las Vegas. Come explore the neighborhoods where modern Las Vegas began to transform from a desert outpost to a thriving urban community and hear the stories of the people who raised Las Vegas. Learn about the transition from interwar era transitional Minimalism to the iconic Mid-Century Modern that defined Las Vegas cool for the ages!

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Tiki Under The Moon: Cocktails & A Neon Breeze $65 Tiki Event Friday

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Friday, April 26 – 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Step into THE LAVA HOUSE, an exotic mid-century compound that was the former home of a Las Vegas casino mogul. Built during the explosion of Tiki culture in Las Vegas, this home’s current owners have carefully restored this incredible one-of-a-kind home which will transport you right back to the swingin’ 60’s.

Experience an unforgettable evening of poolside cocktails and friendly competition as local tiki enthusiasts compete to see who can build the best tiki cocktail. Tickets also include two complementary cocktails and Hors d'oeuvres!

Don’t miss the opportunity to experience this incredible home that was built for evenings just like this one. Purchase your tickets now for an evening filled with history, style, and the unmistakable charm of Las Vegas.

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Vintage Vegas Variety Hour + Cocktail Gala $75 Event

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Saturday, April 27 – 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Put on your boogie shoes, because this year we’re shooting to the 70s! Join us for our signature Cocktail Gala Event as we celebrate 1971, the year the Plaza Hotel & Casino opened its doors. This year we’re taking over the totally groovy time-capsule showroom at The Plaza for Vintage Vegas Variety Hour!

We’ll begin the evening with cocktails while mingling and jiving to live music. Guests can enjoy a special behind-the-scenes tour as we explore the Plaza's iconic digs, including a look at the historic Union Pacific Train rail yard, where it all began back in 1905, as well as peek at a formerly hidden mural. Delight in two complimentary drinks and appetizers!

Then we’ll take our seats for a totally groovy, vintage variety show filled with some far-out surprises! Finally, we’ll finish out the evening getting funky on the dance floor as we dance the night away to the disco beats of the 1970s! When was the last time YOU did The Hustle?

This is your chance to don your dy-no-mite threads and party like it's the 70s all over again! Tickets are super limited, so snag yours now for a night of disco-ball dreams, outta-sight entertainment, and cocktails!

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Hot History, Cold Cocktails and Sizzling Street Art $50 Walking Tour

Friday, April 26 – 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Saturday, April 27 – 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Welcome to Hot History, Cold Cocktails, and Sizzling Street Art Walking Tour in the famous 18b: The Las Vegas Arts District! Join us for an unforgettable experience as we celebrate Las Vegas' art, vintage finds, and culture. Discover the history of this storied and eclectic neighborhood while savoring expertly-crafted beverages on our guided tours. Each tour will offer 2 hours of multiple stops where you'll be treated to a specially-designed cocktail, beer, or non-alcoholic drink by the host bars. Immerse yourself in the rich history of the Arts District while enjoying unique flavors crafted for you at each stop. Enjoy 3 beverages during this leisurely ½ mile stroll detailing the origins, development, and future aspirations of the 18bArts District neighborhood.  Book your tour now--and cheers to creating historic memories!

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Behind the Barriers: An Insider’s View of the Clark County Museum $35 Museum Tour

Friday, April 26 – 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Saturday, April 27 – 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

We’ll open up the plexiglass dividers in historic houses, step into normally off-limits storage spaces, and take a look at the museum’s collection of Las Vegas casino ephemera, Helldorado Days artifacts, and more. Enjoy a curator-led tour highlighting sights that go unseen on a typical visit to the Clark County Museum. The tour will also include a special look at the new fashions of Southern Nevada exhibit.

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Art Vegas: The Arts District History Behind the Murals $65 Bus Tour

Friday, April 26 – 8:30 am - 10:00 am

Saturday, April 27 – 8:30 am - 10:00 am

Have you ever wondered about the stories behind the murals or the bricks that shape the 18b Arts District’s history? Uncover the secrets of the oldest art supply store in Nevada, which found its roots in this still-thriving district today.

Join a renowned expert in Las Vegas’ history for a captivating double-decker bus tour. Enjoy the opportunity to see the street art that gave Las Vegas the recognition as one of the top art cities in America!

This fun and informative tour promises to surprise and delight, offering a fresh perspective and view of Downtown Las Vegas. Discover the artists that coated these historic buildings in vibrant color, the surprising history behind them and how street art brought local culture back to Downtown Las Vegas. You’ll be surprised and delighted at the history behind the unassuming buildings that started with a bang. Book your spot now for this entertaining bus tour--you will even get off the bus at key stops to see the murals up close (and take a selfie or two)!

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Timeless Legacy: Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort Tour $15 Walking Tour

Saturday, April 27 – 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Embark on a journey back in time with our Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort Tour, a captivating exploration of the first permanent, non-native settlement in the Las Vegas Valley. Built in 1855 by Mormon missionaries along a spring-fed creek, the historic adobe fort stands as a pivotal structure that shaped the region.

Today, surrounded by Downtown Las Vegas, the park preserves the remnants of this significant historical site. In a one-hour tour around the Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort State Park, immerse yourself in the fort's fascinating history as you explore artifacts within its walls.

Book your journey now and step into the Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort, an iconic symbol of the valley's enduring history.

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Desert Modern in Paradise $35 Walking Tour

Friday, April 26 – 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Saturday, April 27 – 8:30 am - 10:00 am

Step into the allure of Las Vegas history- join this walking tour that showcases the charming facades of Paradise Palms!

Colorful and flamboyant, Paradise Palms is widely celebrated as Las Vegas’ favorite desert modern, residential development! With eye-catching designs and luxe living, the neighborhood proved a natural fit for the midcentury Las Vegas elite.

Today, the popularity of the neighborhood continues among architectural and midcentury enthusiasts, and it recently received Clark County’s first historic designation! Come walk this mid-century mecca with NPF as we explore the many Palmer and Krisel models throughout the development—as well as uncover the mystery of a celebrated Las Vegas architect who got things rolling in Paradise Palms.

* Please note this is a Walking Tour that does not include entering these homes.

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Of Scotsmen + Mayors $35 Walking Tour

Friday, April 26 – 8:30 am - 10:00 am

Saturday, April 27 – 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Step into the allure of Las Vegas history- join this walking tour that showcases the charming facades of Scotch 80s!

A deal struck between the first mayor of Las Vegas and a Scottish investor produced one of Las Vegas’s most storied neighborhoods: the Scotch 80s. As you explore this diamond of a neighborhood tucked quietly in the heart of the city, you will be dazzled by the assortment of architectural styles from the sprawling L-shaped modern ranch homes, Colonial-revival mansions, and a variety of others spanning from early mid-century into the millennium. Walk this tree-lined oasis with us and find out how this slice of 80 acres came to be, as well as the stories of its famous residents who have included world-class comedians, famous gaming entrepreneurs, and even some (in)famous local politicians.

* Please note this is a Walking Tour that does not include entering these homes.

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Chic + Fab $35 Walking Tour

Friday, April 26 – 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Saturday, April 27 – 8:30 am - 10:00 am

Step into the allure of Las Vegas history- join this walking tour that showcases the charming historic facades of Beverly Green Historic District!

Unveiling a Glamorous Revamp for a Stylish Journey of Chic + Fab 2024! The Beverly Green Historic District was once home to some of Las Vegas’s most chic and fabulous. This 90-minute guided tour weaves through four residential tracts, showcasing custom and tract home design in Mid-century Las Vegas. Take a look behind-the-scenes into the private neighborhood of Vegas’ past showgirls, entertainers, bankers, and wealthy casino moguls. Learn about popular styles of Mid-century residential homes, with an emphasis on the International Style, California Modernism, and the Cinderella Ranch home!

* Please note this is a Walking Tour that does not include entering these homes.

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Motel Madness: The Rise And Fall Of The MidCentury Motor Court $35 Walking Tour

Friday, April 26 – 8:30am - 10:00am

Saturday, April 27 – 10:30am - 12:00pm

American automobile tourism made its mark on Las Vegas in the early 1930s with the construction of Boulder Dam, as well as legalized gambling and relaxed divorce laws, which attracted tourists looking for opportunities—and places to park their cars to enjoy “steamed heat” or “refrigerated” roadside lodging. From the 1930s to the mid-1960s, the motel evolved with the tastes of the traveler in mind—and architecture to match the era. Come walk with us down Fremont Street and explore the history and architecture of the “motor courts” turned “motels” that accommodated travelers on the first paved road in the City of Las Vegas—and bring preservation awareness to these threatened icons of our city’s tourism history.

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Doorstep Diaries of McNeil Estates $35 Walking Tour

Friday, April 26 – 10:30 am - 12:00pm

Saturday, April 27 – 8:30 am- 10:00am

Step into the allure of Las Vegas history- join this walking tour that showcases the charming facades of McNeil Estates!

Nestled in the heart of Las Vegas, McNeil Estates beckons with tales of its mesmerizing transformation from a mesquite forest to a thriving community in the 1950s. Get ready to explore the Strong/Gilmary/Campbell/Ashby footprint in McNeil, the epicenter of this historic neighborhood. Learn about Larry McNeil, the visionary developer originally from LA, who played a pivotal role in shaping Las Vegas. McNeil Estates has been home to a diverse cast of characters—doctors, lawyers, musicians, entertainers, business owners, and even a mysterious hitman! McNeil residents will unearth several of the stories that echo through the almost 600 homes, each with its unique history and charm. Don't miss your chance to book your tickets now for the Doorstep Diaries Tour—a journey into the soul of a community that shaped Las Vegas!

* Please note this is a Walking Tour that does not include entering these homes.

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Vintage Vegas Home Tour $65

Sunday, April 28 – 12:00pm - 6:00pm

Spend a lovely spring afternoon touring through a collection of amazing homes. Ranging from original and restored to modernized and renovated, this self-driven home tour provides you access inside and out of some of the beautiful and unique homes of vintage Vegas. Spend the afternoon exploring the interior details of a hand-picked collection of vintage Vegas homes.

As part of Home + History 2024: Drive-yourself 6.0-hour tour, multiple start times.  Please choose your start time when registering.

  • Session #1 12:00pm start time
  • Session #2 12:30pm start time
  • Session #3 1:00pm start time
  • Session #4 1:30pm start time
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