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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.

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.

Denver’s Main Street

Explore the ever-evolving “Main Street” of Denver. Learn how 16th Street  became a destination for retail, entertainment, and transportation. Whether you have walked 16th Street a million times or are new to Denver, you will appreciate 16th Street in a new light.

Larimer Square with D&F Clock Tower Walking Tour 

Explore Larimer Square, the site of Denver’s founding.  Learn about the first city center, its change 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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The Mansions of Quality Hill Walking Tour

Located within the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Denver, “Quality Hill” was home to some of Denver’s most wealthy and powerful citizens of the early 20th Century. Walk this neighborhood and learn about a father who built homes for his daughters, a brewer who built a lavish home for his family and the Colorado Governor’s Residence.  This tour will be offered at 10am on the following Saturdays: June 2, July 7, Aug. 4, Sept. 1 and Oct. 6.

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Five Points Walking Tour

Explore the Welton Street corridor and travel 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 offered at 10am on the following Saturdays: June 30, July 28, Aug. 25 and Sept. 29.

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GROUP TOURS

Book your private group tour today!

Interested in learning more about Denver through an engaging walking tour? We offer private group walking tours of Lower Downtown, Capitol Hill, Larimer Square and the Denver’s Main Street. Our knowledgeable guides will bring the history of the city to life for your group of 8 or more people.

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

$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.

WEEKLY TOUR SCHEDULE (MAY 5 – OCTOBER 31 2018)

Sunday
10:00 am – Denver’s Main Street

1:45 pm – Capitol Hill

Monday

10:00 am – LoDo

Wednesday
10:45 am – Capitol Hill

Thursday
10 am – Denver’s Main Street (Aug. 9th & 23rd)

2 pm – Larimer Square

Friday
10:00 am – LoDo
10:45 am – Capitol Hill

Saturday
10:00 am – LoDo
10:45 am – Capitol Hill
2 pm – Larimer Square

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TICKET PRICES (MAY- OCTOBER 2018)

$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

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.

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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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 the 16th Street Mall. 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.

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

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 must be purchased at the Molly Brown House Museum Gift Store (1340 Pennsylvania Street) Combo Tickets are available May through October at 10:45am on Wednesday, Friday or Saturday. (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.

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

Denver’s Main Street Walking Tour

Our newest tour, explores the ever-evolving “Main Street” of Denver. Learn how 16th Street won the title of Denver’s “Main Street” in the late 1800s, and became a destination for retail, entertainment, and transportation. Whether you have walked 16th Street a million times or are new to Denver, you will appreciate 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.

$18/person (off-season months)

$15/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).

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.