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Historic Denver Walking Tours

LoDo Walking Tour | Capitol Hill Walking Tour | Larimer Square Walking Tour | 16th Street Walking Tour | The Daniels & Fisher Tower Tour | Tour Times | Ticket Prices | Group Tours

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Historic Denver Walking Tours

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Regular Tour Season

Join us this Fall to get to know your city a little better. Questions about tours? Call 303-534-5288 x. 5

Denver Arts Week
We’re excited to participate in Denver Arts Week by offering tours of Capitol Hill and Lower Downtown on Saturday November 4th and Saturday November 11th. Sign up today to explore architecture and design in Denver!

Tickets are currently available to purchase, and advance booking is REQUIRED before the tour time.

Get outside for a walk, enjoy some fresh air after the winter months, and learn about the neighborhoods that make Denver unique! You will be guided by highly trained and passionate volunteer Docents, who are carefully selected and go through a rigorous training and certification process run by Historic Denver. You are certain to learn something new about the city you love – whether you are a long time resident or new to the city!

Remember if you are a Member of Historic Denver, you can take advantage of your Member discount! Call 303-534-5288 ext. 5 for more details on your Member Discount code.

Please visit our FAQ for any questions that you may have.

In purchasing a Walking Tour Ticket, you agree to all terms and conditions. Please view our Ticket Disclaimer Document to read all terms and conditions.

TOUR TIMES (MAY – OCTOBER 2017)

Mondays 10:30 am – LoDo
Wednesdays 10:30 am – Capitol Hill
Thursdays 2 pm – Larimer Square
Fridays 10:30 am – LoDo
10:30 am & 1:30 pm – Capitol Hill
Saturdays 10:30 am & 1:30 pm – LoDo
10:30 am – Capitol Hill
2 pm – Larimer Square
9:30 am – 16th St. Mall
Sundays 1:30 pm – Capitol Hill

Regular Tour Season

Join us this Fall to get to know your city a little better. Questions about tours? Call 303-534-5288 x. 5

Denver Arts Week
We’re excited to participate in Denver Arts Week by offering tours of Capitol Hill and Lower Downtown on Saturday November 4th and Saturday November 11th. Sign up today to explore architecture and design in Denver!

Tickets are currently available to purchase, and advance booking is REQUIRED before the tour time.

Get outside for a walk, enjoy some fresh air after the winter months, and learn about the neighborhoods that make Denver unique! You will be guided by highly trained and passionate volunteer Docents, who are carefully selected and go through a rigorous training and certification process run by Historic Denver. You are certain to learn something new about the city you love – whether you are a long time resident or new to the city!

Remember if you are a Member of Historic Denver, you can take advantage of your Member discount! Call 303-534-5288 ext. 5 for more details on your Member Discount code.

Please visit our FAQ for any questions that you may have.

In purchasing a Walking Tour Ticket, you agree to all terms and conditions. Please view our Ticket Disclaimer Document to read all terms and conditions.

TOUR TIMES (MAY – OCTOBER 2017)

Mondays
10:30 am – LoDo

Wednesdays
10:30 am – Capitol Hill

Thursdays
2 pm – Larimer Square

Fridays
10:30 am – LoDo
10:30 am & 1:30 pm – Capitol Hill

Saturdays
10:30 am & 1:30 pm – LoDo
10:30 am – Capitol Hill
2 pm – Larimer Square
9:30 am – 16th St. Mall

Sundays
1:30 pm – Capitol Hill

May through October

LoDo Walking Tour

From Union Station to Wynkoop, Tattered Cover to Warehouse Row, learn how the largest collection of historic warehouses in the West transformed from railroad hub to skid row to urban hot spot. Tour includes an exploration of Denver’s transportation history, commercial architecture, preservation efforts, and more. The tour starts and ends at the historic Denver Union Station, lasts approximately 90 minutes, and covers about a mile.

Meets in front of Union Station at the Flagpole.

Read reviews from those who have taken the LoDo Walking Tour!

Capitol Hill Walking Tour

Walk through a neighborhood of charming historic mansions, where you will explore how this once dusty and desolate land became home to the movers and shakers of Denver. Tour includes stories of its founding and growth, the prominent architects involved, as well as the diverse architectural styles from Victorian to Art Deco. Historic Denver is excited to introduce visitors and locals alike to the neighborhood of Capitol Hill that contributes to the city’s rich local heritage. The tour starts and ends at the Molly Brown House Museum, lasts approximately 90 minutes, and covers about 1.2 miles.

Meet your tour docent on the sidewalk in front of the Molly Brown House Museum by the Denver Story Trek sign.

Read reviews from those who have taken the Capitol Hill Walking Tour!

TICKET PRICES (APRIL- OCTOBER 2017)

$15 General Public

$12 Members

$15 General Public

$12 Members

$15 General Public

$12 Members

WITH EXCLUSIVE ACCESS TO THE D&F TOWER*:
$20 General Public
$17 Members 

*WITHOUT EXCLUSIVE ACCESS TO THE D&F TOWER:
$15 General Public
$12 Members

GROUP TOURS

$12 / person

A minimum of eight (8) people is required for a Group Tour.  Call 303-534-5288 ext. 5 for more information. At least two weeks advance booking is required. Once purchased, tickets cannot be refunded.

$12 / person

A minimum of eight (8) people is required for a Group Tour.  Call 303-534-5288 ext. 5 for more information. At least two weeks advance booking is required. Once purchased, tickets cannot be refunded.

$12 / person

A minimum of eight (8) people is required for a Group Tour.  Call 303-534-5288 ext. 5 for more information. At least two weeks advance booking is required. Once purchased, tickets cannot be refunded.

$17 / person

A minimum of eight (8) people is required for a Group Tour.  Call 303-534-5288 ext. 5 for more information. At least two weeks advance booking is required. Once purchased, tickets cannot be refunded.

Combo Ticket Option: Molly Brown House Museum Tour along with a Capitol Hill Walking Tour 

You have the chance to get a discount if you purchase both the Molly Brown House Museum ticket along with the Capitol Hill Walking Tour. Tickets are just $22 for these two wonderful tours! You must purchase your Combo Ticket at the Molly Brown House Museum Gift Store (1340 Pennsylvania Street), NOT on our website! Purchase of the Combo Ticket must occur at 10:00am on the day you would like to take the House Museum Tour; this will allow you to attend the Walking Tour first at 10:30am (Wednesday, Friday & Saturdays) followed by the House Museum tour, or another option on Fridays is to attend a House Tour first and then follow it up with the Walking Tour at 1:30pm. (Restrictions apply on Sundays for Combo Ticket purchase)

Larimer Square Walking Tour 
With exclusive access to the D & F Tower*

At the site of Denver’s founding, you will explore Larimer Square “Then & Now,” learning about the first bustling city center, which eventually turned into skid row. With the threat of urban renewal, local citizens saved the block of buildings from demolition, and turned it into a thriving center again. The first Historic District of Denver, Larimer Square is now economically vibrant and preserved for future generations. On this tour you will also have the opportunity to tour the historic Daniels & Fisher Tower where guests will have a birds-eye view over Denver.

Meet your tour docent at the Kettle Arcade (1420 Larimer St), where the tour will begin. The tour will end at the D & F Tower (1601 Arapahoe St), after covering about one mile of walking, and lasting approximately 90 minutes.

* There are select days that the Larimer Square Walking Tours will not include exclusive access to the D & F Tower, and will last 70-80 minutes. We apologize for this inconvenience. Please note the title “with the Clock Tower” or “without the Clock Tower” when scheduling on the calendar. When the tour does not include the Clock Tower the price will be $15 for the general public.

*NOTE: There will be NO Larimer Square Tour on July 15th.
On June 22nd the Larimer Square Tour will NOT include the D & F Tower upper floors. The tour will end in the lobby of the D & F tower, but we will not be able to go up into the top four floors of the tower. This tour will cost less at $15/person.

Read reviews from those who have taken the Larimer Square Walking Tour!

16th Street Walking Tour
New 2017 Tour!

New to the tour lineup, is the 16th Street Walking Tour – the ever-evolving “Main Street” of Denver. On this tour, guests will learn how 16th Street won the title of Denver’s “Main Street” in the late 1800s, when commercial buildings began moving away from Larimer Street and onto 16th Street. This thoroughfare grew to be a destination for retail and entertainment, as well as a being an important transportation axis. You will observe how architectural styles seen along this “Main Street” reflect the ever-evolving functions of the street, from historic buildings that have been adaptively reused to contemporary buildings which filled a void in the streetscape and functionality of the street. Whether you have walked the Street a million times or you are new to the city, join us on this guided tour and see the 16th Street in a new light.

Meets at the corner of 16th Street and Larimer Street, next to the Overland Sheepskin Co.

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The Daniels & Fisher Tower Tour
For Group Reservations Only

Group Tours of the D & F Tower (8 or more people) may be scheduled at any time by calling 303-534-5288 ext. 5.
For the D & F Tower Tours, at least two weeks advance booking is required for group tours. Group Tour bookings are dependent on advance booking as well as docent availability, and are not guaranteed during the off-season months.

$18/person (off-season months)

$15/person (during the regular season)

Each tour is limited to 20 guests max. The tour lasts 60 minutes.

The Daniels & Fisher Tower Tour is led by highly – trained and expert Historic Denver Docents who will lead you through an overall history of the 16th Street Mall, the Daniels & Fisher Department Store – which the Tower is the only remnant that remains. Hear how William Daniels wanted to build “a monument by which Denver shall be known” and how the Tower remains for the city to enjoy as an event space and observation deck. The view from the 17th and 20th floors are only available through Historic Denver’s guided tours.

Meets at the base of the D & F Tower (1601 Arapahoe Street).

Donate to Historic Denver

One of our beloved Walking Tour Docents, Daniel Woods, recently passed. For Gifts in Memory of Daniel Woods, please visit our donation page. Daniel had a huge heart and sense of humor, and truly enjoyed volunteering with Historic Denver as a Walking Tour docent in LoDo. He asked in lieu of flowers to make a donation to Historic Denver. We were grateful to have known Daniel and for his generosity and support of our mission.

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Historic Denver, Inc. partners with VISIT DENVER. You can find additional information on our tours at the Visitor’s Center, 1575 California St., Denver, CO 80202.