Take an outdoor weekend tour of a folk art masterpiece at The Orange Show

The Orange Show Monument | Photo: Nick de la Torre, courtesy of The Orange Show Center for Visionary Art

Hit up a Houston hidden treasure with outdoor weekend tours of The Orange Show on Saturdays and Sundays from 9am to noon.

If you’re looking to get out on a weekend and see something unique in Houston, The Orange Show Monument in East End is a world-renown folk art environment on the National Register of Historic Places and is open for touring every Saturday and Sunday.

Built, painted and placed by hand, The Orange Show is a dedication to the favorite fruit of late Houston postal worker, Jefferson Davis McKissack. For more than twenty years, McKissack formed this outdoor maze-like homage, which includes walkways, balconies, arenas and exhibits decorated with brightly colored mosaics and made from concrete, brick, steel and found objects.

Tours are every thirty minutes on Saturday and Sunday and will abide by public safety procedures, including advanced ticketing, limited tour capacity, required masks and social distancing. Click here for more information.

Social Distancing & COVID-19

Businesses in Houston have opened under modified protocols, following guidelines administered by local health officials, the State of Texas and CDC. At this time, guidance from experts urges people to continue wearing face masks when in public spaces, practice social distancing of at least six feet, limit your touching of surfaces and frequently use hand sanitizer or soap and water to keep your hands clean.

Before heading out, take time to familiarize with your destination’s requirements or restrictions at this moment, and be sure to contact them ahead of time with any questions or concerns.

Weekend Tours at The Orange Show