New tour takes visitors beyond the bricks of Music Hall

The Society for the Preservation of Music Hall has launched a new outdoor walking tour of Music Hall, a National Historic Landmark. The “Beyond the Bricks” tour offers a chance to experience another perspective of this building while it is closed to the public for an extensive renovation.

The SPMH guides, who invite you to “get outside for the inside scoop,” lead a 360-degree, around-the-building look at Music Hall’s architecture and history. Guests will learn about its design, construction, architectural styles and the cultural neighborhood of 1878.

The 90-minute tours are offered twice a week: Thursday at 4 p.m. and Saturday at 10 a.m. until the end of October.  

The Symphony Hotel donated $3,000 for a wireless sound enhancement system so guests can easily hear the guide during the tour.

SPMH also has partnered with several neighborhood restaurants to offer guests a dining experience around Music Hall and Washington Park. On Thursday evenings, The Symphony Hotel presents “Smokin’ Thursday with Live Blues from 5-9,” featuring bourbon and brisket barbecue. Tour guests are treated to a complimentary side dish every Thursday.

On Saturdays, guests can purchase a picnic in advance from one of SPMH’s two eatery partners and have it delivered to them in the park. Partners are Revolution Rotisserie and Bottle & Basket.

Tickets for the tour are $20 for adults and $12 for children.  

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