Tours and Events

Tours and Events

at Historic Denver

Are you interested in a walking tour, virtual program or special event?

View our calendar!

Clock-tales at the Clock Tower
Clock-tales at the Clock TowerClock-tales at the Clock Tower
Join us for a unique evening 400 feet above Denver in the Daniels & Fisher Clock Tower! Author Mark Barnhouse will join us to share insight on the history of the building that was modeled after the Campanile of St. Mark’s in Venice and was once the tallest west of the Mississippi. In addition to the views, the evening also features refreshments.
Did you know that the Browns were avid art collectors? This winter our exhibit, The Rise and Fall of Mining Towns in Colorado, will showcase early twentieth-century artists throughout the Molly Brown House. The exhibit is included with admission, but we have several events to help dive deeper into the art. Join us for the The Opening Reception on February 2nd includes art talks with the collector, Rob Lewis and Curator, Stephanie McGuire. On February 27th Curator, Stephanie McGuire is welcoming Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art staff to learn more about “Colorado’s preeminent artist”, Vance Kirkland, with an Insider Tour of the exhibit and lecture.
Historic Denver's Walking Tours
Historic Denver's Walking Tours
Interested in learning more about the history of Denver through an engaging walking tour? From May through October, we offer walking tours of Lower Downtown, Capitol Hill, Larimer Square and the 16th Street Mall. Let our knowledgeable guides bring the history of the city to life.
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Molly Brown House Museum

Historic Denver saved the Molly Brown House from demolition in 1970, and has operated it as a House Museum since then. Proudly it is one of only a handful of historic sites dedicated to Women’s History. The Museum interprets and preserves the legacy of Margaret “Molly” Tobin Brown’s life so that current and future generations may understand and appreciate the social, economic, and political aspects of Victorian life in Denver. Enjoy a tour or one of  the many interesting and entertaining events offered at the museum  and know that you are supporting Historic Denver’s mission and ensuring the Molly Brown House’s future.

Photo: David Keith

Molly Brown House Museum. Photo: David Keith

Empowered By Place

Historic Denver hosts Empowered By Place virtually four times a year.

Empowered by Place is a conversation about how Denver’s historic places play an important role in our present. Fueled by current issues, we’ll unpack some of the pressing issues by discussing with local experts and encouraging our audience to take part in the dialogue.

These free programs have taken place virtually since 2021, and recordings of past programs are available on our YouTube channel.

Keep an eye on our Facebook page for future event invitations.

Select past forums are available on Historic Denver’s YouTube Channel.

Annual Awards Dinner

Every year, Historic Denver hosts our Annual Dinner and Awards at the Historic Brown Palace in Downtown Denver. We honor three individuals instrumental in historic preservation in Denver, and several community preservation awards. More than 400 civic leaders, community members, and design/construction/real estate professionals attend the always sold-out event, making it the largest fundraising event for Historic Denver each year.

Historic Brown Palace Exterior Detail

Historic Brown Palace Exterior Detail

Member Events

Historic Denver regularly hosts Members-Only events to keep our members engaged in historic preservation and the places that we all cherish. We have paired tours with happy hour at the Daniels and Fisher Tower, Sheedy Mansion, McNichols Building and more. We love the opportunity to show our Members a good time, while appreciating the beloved historic places in Denver. Join Today!

Sheedy Mansion Member Tour

Walking Tours

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.