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Virtual Tours are Currently Available!

Dial-A-Docent

Get outside and enjoy our popular walking tours while practicing social distancing! With the Dial-a-Docent program you will connect live with one of our expertly-trained guides via phone while exploring the city. Take the tour on you own or with a small group.  Equipped with a map, you will uncover the history behind the buildings in our city’s most historic neighborhoods. The walk will last about 90 minutes and is entirely outside, so please ensure that your phone is fully charged, you have your mask handy, and that you are dressed for the elements.

Available tours: Capitol Hill and LoDo

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Women’s Suffrage Virtual Walking Tour

As we celebrate the 100th anniversary of national women’s suffrage, Historic Denver is taking a look at the influential women who helped Colorado secure voting rights for women 25 years before it was adopted by the nation. Visit the buildings that served an important function in this movement, and learn how these women used their Colorado experience to secure national voting rights for women. A combination of photographs and video along with an expert guide will bring to life the stories and sites of these influential women, while discussing history and architecture. The walk will be hosted on a virtual platform, so please ensure that you have internet access to enjoy this experience.

Available dates: Thursday, July 30th at 7pm, Saturday, August 8th at 10:30am and Wednesday, August 26th at 7pm

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Larimer Square Virtual Walking Tour

Curious about the buildings that make up Denver’s first historic district? Join us for a virtual walk through our city’s oldest preserved block. Our guide will help you explore the individuals who built some of Denver’s earliest buildings, and their restoration in the 1970s. The walk will be hosted on a virtual platform, so please ensure that you have internet access to enjoy this experience.

Available dates: Thursday, August 13th at 5:30pm, Thursday, August 20th at 5:30pm

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IN-PERSON PRIVATE TOURS

Book your in-person tour today!

In-person guided tours are available for private groups of no more than five with advanced registration. Contact us and let us know which tour you are interested in, and your preferred date, and we will match your group with a guide that can meet your needs.

All participants and guides will be required to wear masks for the duration of the tour.

To learn more about this tour model please email asalutz@historicdenver.org.

SPECIALTY TOURS

Mansions of Quality Hill

Explore the neighborhood known as Quality Hill with stops in front of the Boettcher, Zang and Malo Mansions, among others.  This tour highlights many of the key people who established Quality Hill, led Denver’s vital industries, and who’s names remain recognizable in Denver today.

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Five Points Walking Tour

This tour explores Welton Street and transports you back in time to 1920-1950 when the street was the heart of Denver’s African American community.  Discover the stories of jazz greats, military heroes, and the impressive lists of “firsts” of this thriving and powerful community.  Tour led by Terri Gentry, who can trace her family’s roots to Five Points.

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Curtis Park Walking Tour

Explore Denver’s first streetcar suburb on this popular walking tour.  This year we are fortunate enough to have Bill West, longtime Curtis Park historian and resident, join the tour for a few stops to share his knowledge.  This tour begins at Mestizo-Curtis Park and explores the residences and businesses of Curtis Park.

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LoDo Walking Tour

From Union Station to Wynkoop, Rockmount Ranchwear 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.

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Capitol Hill Walking Tour

Explore the beautiful and charming historic mansions of Capitol Hill and uncover the stories of families who lived in these homes at the end of the 19th century.  Tours begins at Molly Brown House Museum.

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Historic 16th Street

16th Street in downtown Denver has been a vital thoroughfare since 1858.   Join us to walk through Denver’s history, enjoy the architecture, and see what is now known as the 16th Street Mall in a new light.

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Larimer Square with D&F Tower 

Explore Denver’s oldest block and how local citizens saved the block and created our city’s first historic district.  This tour includes exclusive access to the 17th floor of the historic Daniels & Fisher Tower.

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Walking Tour Information

Book your private group tour today!

Interested in learning more about the history of Denver through an engaging walking tour? We are currently offering private group walking tours of Lower Downtown, Capitol Hill, Larimer Square and Historic 16th Street. It only takes 8 people to constitute a group, and our knowledgeable guides will bring the history of the city to life for your group.

To schedule your tour call 303-534-5288 x.5 or email asalutz@historicdenver.org

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. 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.

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Capitol Hill Walking Tour

Explore the beautiful and charming historic mansions of Capitol Hill and uncover the stories of families who lived in these homes at the end of the 19th century. This tour begins 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.

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Combo Ticket Option: Molly Brown House Museum Tour and Capitol Hill Walking Tour 

Enjoy two unique experiences at a great discount. Tickets are just $23 for these two wonderful tours! Combo Tickets can be purchased online or at the Molly Brown House Museum Gift Store (1340 Pennsylvania Street) Combo Tickets are available May through October (Subject to availability)

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. Local citizens saved the block of buildings from demolition, and it became Denver’s first historic district. This tour includes access to the historic Daniels & Fisher Tower where guests will see Denver from the Tower’s 20th floor.

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 access to the D & F Tower, and will last 70 minutes. Please note the description”with the Clock Tower” or “without the Clock Tower” when booking. The tour without the Clock Tower is $18/person.

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Historic 16th Street Walking Tour

Denver’s past, present, and future can be found on 16th Street.  The street dates from the founding of the City in 1858 and has been a vital thoroughfare ever since.  The street is ever changing and continues to be downtown Denver’s Main Street.  Join us on the Historic 16th Street Tour, and walk through Denver’s history, enjoy the architecture, and see 16th Street in a new light.

This tour meets at the corner of 16th Street and Larimer Street, in front of 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 year round, in coordination with the Clock Tower’s availability.  We ask for two weeks notice to coordinate the tour.

$23/person (off-season months)

$21/person (during the regular season)

The tour lasts 60 minutes.

The Daniels & Fisher Tower Tour will explore the history of Denver, the development of 16th Street as a shopping destination, and the Daniels & Fisher Department Store. Hear William Daniels vision for “a monument by which Denver shall be known”.

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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.