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Historic Denver

In the 1970s, Denver’s historic structures faced demolition in epic numbers. In true pioneer spirit, a group of citizens created Historic Denver Inc. just in time to save one of our city’s most celebrated historic homes – that of the “unsinkable” Margaret (Molly) Brown. Since then Historic Denver has been the leading voice for preservation through advocacy, education, and technical assistance. We work with property owners, neighborhoods and communities to safeguard and celebrate the places that make our city unique.

The organization for people who love Denver.

Current Issues and Events

Larimer Square Advisory Committee
Larimer Square Advisory Committee
In June, Larimer Associates and partner Urban Villages convened an advisory committee to discuss the future of Denver’s first historic district, Larimer Square. Historic Denver is an active participant on this committee, along with other preservation organizations such as the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Colorado Preservation Inc., the Colorado Historical Foundation, the Lower Downtown District Inc. and History Colorado.

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Consider Historic Denver In Your Year-End Giving Plans
Consider Historic Denver In Your Year-End Giving Plans
As the leading voice for the preservation of Denver’s distinct architecture and cultural heritage, it’s our mission to safeguard the soul of our city through advocacy, education and technical advice. We’re your voice, expressing your love for our city, its landmarks and neighborhoods. Your support amplifies our voice and ensures Denver’s past has a place in our future. Will you help us forge ahead with a year-end gift? With your support, we can save the places that make Denver a great place to live.

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What’s Happening

As Denver’s primary supporter-based preservation advocacy organization, we work to inspire new audiences through education and engagement. We offer many events throughout the year that support our mission to connect Denver’s cultural past, present and future, including tours, public forums and activities at our flagship historic property, the Molly Brown House Museum.



Discover Denver is an innovative historic resource survey conducted by Historic Denver in partnership with the City & County of Denver. Historic Denver’s mission is threefold: identify the places that matter to Denver’s history (Know It), communicate the value of historic resources (Love It), and nurture a culture of reinvestment.



Walking Tours are led by passionate volunteer docents, who are carefully selected and go through a rigorous training and certification process run by Historic Denver. They are prepared to give you a knowledgeable, engaging and fun tour around Denver’s iconic neighborhoods and sites. Group Tours, Arts Week Tours, and Holiday Tour tickets are currently available.