Frequently Asked Questions

To keep our guests and guides safe on tours we have a multi-pronged plan to address safety issues. We have rolled out two models for virtual tours, which allow guests to experience our tours in a new and unique manner.

The in-person tours that we are offering are for small private groups only. Guests and guides will be required to wear masks throughout the tour. We’ve given our guides amplification devices to make it easier to hear, and to allow guests to stand further apart.

We hope that you will support us in these efforts to keep everyone safe.

Yes, you must book your tickets in advance so we can prepare for your tour. Tickets can be purchased on this website by clicking on the button purchase tickets. If you are interested in scheduling a private tour, please email us directly at least a week in advance so we can make arrangements. Contact us at: asalutz@historicdenver.org

Simply enter the Member discount code on the checkout page. This code was sent to all members in an email. You can always call Historic Denver’s office at 303-534-5288 x5 for this code!

Walking Tours are led by skilled and passionate volunteer docents .  If you love sharing your knowledge of architecture and local history with groups, then this is the opportunity for you. Our docents lead 90 minute tours that cover about 1 mile of walking. Volunteer Docents must successfully complete our training course, which features expert speakers, fieldwork, hands-on activities and will make you an expert in all things Denver! We hold our docent training once a year in January and February. We begin preparing for training in November.

Find out more information here: https://historicdenver.org/support-us/volunteer/

Because of the tour content, length of time, and walking distance this tour is not recommended for children, but is up to the discretion of the adults accompanying the children. All attendees pay the general ticket price regardless of age; however, children under the age of 2 are free.

LoDo Tour: The tour covers approximately 1 mile over a 90 minute period.
Capitol Hill Tour: The tour covers approximately 1.2 miles over 90 minutes.
Larimer Sq. Tour: The tour covers approximately 1 mile over 90 minutes.
We walk at a leisurely pace and stop frequently to discuss interesting points along the way. We do recommend wearing comfortable walking shoes.

Your guide will be introducing you to some of the architecture, history and culture of the area.

LoDo Tour: This tour takes place in Lower Downtown Denver. Denver Union Station, historic warehouses and office buildings are just some of the sights you will see.

Capitol Hill Tour: This tour takes place in the Capitol Hill Neighborhood in Denver. The Molly Brown House, other prominent mansions, apartment buildings and even a historic floral greenhouse are some of the sights you will see!

Larimer Sq. Tour: This tour begins along Larimer Square, and explores where Denver was founded, and the first city core which eventually turned into skid row, but was resurrected by local citizens who saved the block of buildings from the wrecking ball. The tour will finish at preservation landmark, Daniels and Fisher Tower, where guests will have a bird’s eye view of Denver.

LoDo Tour: Yes, the tour starts and ends at the recently rehabilitated Denver Union Station.

Capitol Hill Tour: Yes, the tour starts and ends in front of the Molly Brown House Museum in Capitol Hill.

Larimer Sq. Tour: No, the tour starts at the Kettle Arcade along Larimer Square and ends at the Daniels and Fisher Tower.

Tours will run rain or shine. We ask that you check the weather forecast and dress accordingly if inclement weather is predicted.

Due to concerns regarding the spread of COVID-19, if you do not feel well we will encourage you to reschedule your tour. We are also happy to make refunds to avoid anyone that is feeling sick to keep other guests safe. Please contact us at asalutz@historicdenver.org to make arrangements.

LoDo Tour: Public Restrooms are available near the meeting location (Denver Union Station). There is also the possibility for a restroom stop at a location along the way.

Capitol Hill Tour: Public Restrooms are available at the Molly Brown House Museum Gift Store, at the beginning and end of the tour only.

Larimer Sq. Tour: No. Public Restrooms are available at the beginning of the tour. If an emergency arises there are restaurants and coffee shops that are a possibility. At the end of the tour in the Daniels and Fisher Tower there is a restroom available to tour guests.

Absolutely! While you may be familiar with our route and some of the stops, you will also have the opportunity to discover new things about the wonderful city you live in! Additionally, this tour is an excellent way to entertain out-of-town guests, celebrate a special occasion, and expand your knowledge about the neighborhood of the designated tour area.

Yes, cameras are permitted and we encourage you to take photos! We encourage you to share or “tag” Historic Denver through social media! We are on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Historic Denver docents do not accept tips. Instead, you may visit www.historicdenver.org to make a donation or give us a good review on TripAdvisor.

Yes! We will be walking on city sidewalks, but there are a several uneven and slightly uphill paths. For the Larimer Square Walking Tour, the Daniels and Fisher Tower is accessible by elevator up to the 17th floor but the 18th floor which is open to the tour is only accessible by stairs. If you have a wheelchair or stroller, and are confined to the 17th floor you will still receive a full tour.

LoDo Tour: There are many parking garages near Denver Union Station. Street parking is also available but limited. Please read all signs when looking for street parking to avoid getting ticketed. There are meters in downtown Denver, but if you want guaranteed parking for more than two hours it is recommended to park in a lot or garage. Most meters in downtown Denver are $1 an hour, have a maximum stay of two hours and are “smart meters” which accept debit and credits cards, as well as coins. Denver’s Light Rail lines C. E and W terminate at Denver Union Station.
For detailed Light Rail information, including a system map, visit http://www.rtd-denver.com/LightRail_Map.shtml. Specific parking and public transportation directions will be included in the meeting location details after purchasing tickets

Capitol Hill Tour: Yes. There are a few parking lots near Molly Brown House Museum (where we start and end the tour). Street parking is more plentiful and mostly free, but the parking time is limited. Please read all signs when looking for street parking to avoid getting ticketed.

Larimer Sq. Tour: Yes. There are many parking garages near Larimer Square. Street parking is also available but limited. Please read all signs when looking for street parking to avoid getting ticketed. There are meters in downtown Denver, but if you want guaranteed parking for more than two hours it is recommended to park in a lot or garage. Most meters in downtown Denver are $1 an hour, have a maximum stay of two hours and are “smart meters” which accept debit and credits cards, as well as coins. Denver’s Light Rail lines C. E and W terminate at Denver Union Station. There is the 16th Street Free Mall Ride bus from Denver Union Station that can be used to get to the Larimer Street stop. You will have about a block and a half to walk from there to the meeting location for the tour.
For detailed Light Rail information, including a system map, visit http://www.rtd-denver.com/LightRail_Map.shtml. Specific parking and public transportation directions will be included in the meeting location details after purchasing tickets

One of the ways we’ve committed to everyone’s safety in light of COVID-19 is by keeping our group sizes small. Currently all groups are capped at 5 individuals, and whenever possible we are trying to keep tours private.

Yes, group tours are available. To inquire about booking a group tour, please call 303-534-5288, ext. 5.