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. in time to save one of our city’s most celebrated historic homes – the Molly Brown House. Since then Historic Denver has been the leading voice for local preservation.  We work with property owners, neighborhoods and communities to safeguard the places that make our city unique.

We’re the organization for people who love Denver.

Current Issues and Events

All Eyes on Larimer Square
All Eyes on Larimer SquareAnalysis Behind the News Headlines
Larimer Associates and Urban Villages announced that they will no longer pursue any plan that includes demolition of historic structures in Larimer Square. While we applaud this clarifying announcement, we are still on the lookout for a commitment to the human scale, context, and design character of the block.

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Tom's Diner Update
Tom's Diner UpdateIs There Another Path?
For two months, Historic Denver has been working with community members to find a solution that saves the iconic Googie-style building, identified as eligible for the National Register of Historic Places. We’ve successfully identified alternative to demolition, and remain hopeful that there is a path forward for the building. We are grateful to all involved for continuing to explore them.

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Walking Tours Tickets Now Available
Walking Tours Tickets Now AvailableSee What Makes Denver, Denver
Historic Denver Walking Tours highlight the history of our city’s unique neighborhoods. Classic daily tours include LoDo, Larimer Square/D&F Tower, Capitol Hill, and Historic 16th Street. We are also offering specialty tours of Five Points, Curtis Park, and Mansions of Quality Hill this year. Grab your tickets today!

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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.