This walking tour is roughly 1.3 miles in length, and visits most of the significant historic properties in Fresno's Civic Center. It begins at 2404 Kern Street (the intersection of Kern and N Streets).
Metered street parking is available in the area. Parking meters are enforced from 6am-6pm Monday through Friday. Meters are enforced from 6am until 10pm in the Convention Center area when an event is taking place there. Meters are free on weekends unless an event is taking place. During weekend events, the 6am-10pm enforcement hours apply. Signs posted around downtown entry points and intersections advise whether or not the meters are enforced.
If you prefer to park in a lot, the Convention Center Garage (corner of Inyo and O) is near the tour starting point.
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The tour is based on walking tour pamphlets originally published by the Fresno City & County Historical Society:
- "A Tour Guide to Historic Architecture: Civic Center and Saint John's Cathedral Districts" (1990)
- "Guide to Historic National Register Architecture: Fresno Street, Fresno California" (1995)