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Historic Denver Walking Tours

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.

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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.

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Historic 16th Street

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.

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Larimer Square with D&F Clock Tower Walking Tour 

Explore Denver’s oldest block and learn about the first city center, its transformation to a skid row, and how local citizens saved the block of buildings from demolition to create Denver’s first historic district.  This tour includes exclusive access to the Daniels & Fisher Clock Tower with 360 views of Denver from the 17th floor.

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Walking Tour Information

Our sixth Walking Tour season has officially wrapped up!

Thank you to everyone who joined us on one of our tours this season! We explored everything from elaborate mansions, to the site of Denver’s oldest businesses. We’ll be back from May through October 2020 for more tours to explore our favorite Denver places.

In our off season, feel free to join us for a Sunset Tour of the D&F Tower on December 1st, 8th or 15th at 4pm.Book online now!

We are also happy to arrange private tours for groups of 8 or more, to schedule your private group tour  please email asalutz@historicdenver.org

$15 / person

Monday 10am

Wednesday 10am

Friday 10am

Sunday 10:30am

$15 / person

Tuesday 10:45am

Friday 10:45am

Saturday 10:45am

Sunday 1:45pm

$15 / person

Thursday 10am

Saturday 10am

$20 / person

Thursday 2pm

Saturday 2pm

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 and who’s names remain recognizable in Denver today.

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Five Points Walking Tour

This tour will explore the Welton Street corridor and transport you back in time to 1920-1950 when the street was the heart of the African American community in the Rocky Mountain West.  Discover the stories of jazz greats, military heroes, and the impressive lists of “firsts” that this thriving and powerful community added to history.  This tour will be given by Terri Gentry, who can trace her families roots to Five Points and will share some of her personal memories of the neighborhood.

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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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GROUP TOURS

Book your private group tour today!

We offer private group walking tours year round for groups of 8 or more.  Chose from one our classic tours; Lower Downtown, Capitol Hill, Larimer Square, the D&F Tower and Historic 16th Street, and find a time and date that work for your group.  To schedule your tour call 303-534-5288 x.5 or email asalutz@historicdenver.org

$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

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Group tours are available year round for groups of 8 or more. Call 303-534-5288 x. 5 at least two weeks prior to your preferred date to set up a group tour.

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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 on Tuesday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday. (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 70-80 minutes. Please note the description”with the Clock Tower” or “without the Clock Tower” when booking. The tour without the Clock Tower is $15/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 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.

$20/person (off-season months)

$18/person (during the regular season)

The tour lasts 60 minutes.

The Daniels & Fisher Tower Tour will lead you through the history of the 16th Street Mall, and the Daniels & Fisher Department Store. Hear William Daniels vision for “a monument by which Denver shall be known”. 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).

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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.