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Historic Denver Walking Tours

Staying Safe on Walking Tours

By participating in an in-person walking tour, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19. When you purchase a ticket you agree to adhere to Historic Denver’s current guidelines.

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.

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In-Person Walking Tours

Our walking tours bring Denver’s history and architecture to life. With tours Thursday through Sunday, you can pick from a variety of neighborhoods and places. Explore the D&F Clock Tower on our Larimer Square tour, Union Station on our LoDo tour, or the Patterson Inn on our Capitol Hill tour, you’ll be sure to learn something new about Denver.

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Scavenger Hunt

Are you ready to uncover more about Denver’s past, while following a series of clues through the city’s center? When you purchase a ticket you will get a link to a series of clues throughout Denver. There are 12 clues altogether, and it takes most people about 2.5 hours to complete. It’s a fun way to uncover more about Denver, while enjoying a fun activity with family, friends, or even on your own.

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Staying Safe on Walking Tours

By participating in an in-person walking tour, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19. When you purchase a ticket you agree to adhere to Historic Denver’s guidelines. Masks are no longer required, but strong encouraged for those that have not been vaccinated against COVID-19.

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.

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Our Walking Tours

We are offering a full schedule of tours with tours of Capitol Hill on Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays, LoDo tours on Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays, and Larimer Square tours with the D&F Tower on select Saturdays. We also offer our specialty tours once monthly, so check our schedule for all the available tours.

Private tours can be arranged with advanced notice, please email asalutz@historicdenver.org to set up private tours.

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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Larimer Square with the Daniel’s and Fisher Clock Tower

With exclusive access to the 1911 D&F Clock Tower on the 16th Street mall, as well as an in-depth look at Denver’s oldest block, Larimer Square, this tour is a delightful way to explore Denver’s early history.

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Five Points Walking Tour

Walk along Welton Street with Terri Gentry to learn about the people, places, and neighborhood history. Offered the last Saturday of the month June-Sept

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Mansions of Quality Hill Walking Tour

Just south of Capitol Hill is Quality Hill. Boasting architectural gems like the Governor’s Mansion, Malo Mansion and the Zang Mansion, this tour explores the individuals behind the homes, and their legacy in Denver. This tour is offered the 1st Saturday of the month.

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Potter Highlands Walking Tour

Join us to explore the Town of Highlands. Incorporated in 1875, Highlands was promoted as having clean air, clean water and high morals. Explore the mansions, bungalows, cottages and four squares, uncover the families who lived here in late 1800s and early 1900s. Offered the first Saturday of the month May – Oct.

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Sunset Tours of the Daniels and Fisher Clock Tower

Select Sundays in December we’ll be leading tours of the top floors of the Daniels and Fisher Clock Tower. Tours last from 4 to 5pm to take advantage of sunset and holiday lights. Our 60 minute guided tour features exclusive access to the 17th floor balcony, and information about Denver’s history and architecture.

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Walking Tour Information

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In-person guided tours are available for private groups 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 schedule, please email asalutz@historicdenver.org.

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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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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 guide at the D&F Tower (1601 Arapahoe St), where the tour will begin. The tour will end at the Kettle Arcade in Larimer Square (1424 Larimer St), after covering about one mile of walking, and lasting approximately 90 minutes.

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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.