Emily Griffith Update

On April 19, 2016 the Landmark Commission unanimously approved the application for the designation of the Emily Griffith Opportunity School at 12th & Welton, the nearly 100-year home of one of Denver's most important institutions.  Historic Denver is a co-applicant with DPS.  Read about the preservation and redevelopment concept, and the full designation application, here.

We hope to see you at the City Council Public Hearing on May 16, 5:30 pm, City & County Building.

Historic Denver Tours

The 2016 walking tour season begins Monday, May 2, 2016, with the LoDo, Capitol Hill and the new Larimer Square Walking Tours!


Become a Member!

Become a Member of Historic Denver, Inc. and the Molly Brown House Museum and help us save the places that matter to you while gaining access to great benefits!  For levels and prices, click here

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Tell us your stories, Denver! Join us on your favorite social media platforms. Click here for more information.

Discover Denver

Know It.  Love It.  One Building at a Time.

Discover Denver is an ambitious and innovative approach to historic resource survey, conducted by Historic Denver, Inc. in partnership with the City and County of Denver. Discover Denver’s mission is threefold: identify the places that matter to Denver’s history (Know It), communicate the value of historic resources (Love It) and nurture a culture of reinvestment.

Molly Brown House Museum

Visit our flagship property, The Molly Brown House Museum.

Historic Denver, Inc. purchased the Molly Brown House in 1970 and began major restoration efforts in order to return the home’s interior and exterior to its early 20th century grandeur. 

Tuesday- Saturday:
Open at 10:00am
Last Tour starts at 3:30pm

Open at 12:00pm
Last Tour starts at 3:30pm

Guided tours start every 30 minutes

Thank you to our sponsors:


Support the Capital Campaign

Historic Denver is in the final stages of our Investing in Action for the Places You Love Capital and Capacity Building Campaign.  With just over $300,000 left to raise we need your help!  Learn more about this exciting effort and get involved today.


On April 19 Historic Denver hosted the final forum in our 2015/2016 series. We presented what we've learned and our "Principles for an Enduring City." Sign-on in support of the Principles and learn more through on-going updates on the re:Denver page.

In the News

Preservation Plan for the Tavern Uptown presented February 17

Bosler House Update
Historic Denver kicks off the Investing in Action for the Places You Love Capital Campaign

Park Hill Explores Historic District


About Historic Denver

As one of the nation’s premier historic preservation organizations, Historic Denver, Inc. protects the historic neighborhoods that make Denver unique.  In the 1970s Denver's historic structures faced demolition in epic numbers.  In true pioneer spirit, a group of citizens created Historic Denver, Inc. just in time to save one of our city's most celebrated historic homes - that of "unsinkable" Molly Brown.  Since then Historic Denver has been the leading voice for preservation through Advocacy, Education, and Technical Assistance.  Historic Denver, Inc. is the organization for people who love our city.



Denver Story Trek is an interactive, self-guided exploration through Denver.  From parks, street corners, homes and businesses, Denver is full of old places that do not just remind locals that they are home, but that tell the stories of our shared past and remind us that we are not the first people to live, work, play and visit the Mile High City.  You can follow a Featured Trek or customize your own tour and learn about the city’s historic landscapes and landmarks.  To learn more about Denver Story Trek, click here.

Historic Denver & Molly Brown House Museum

Upcoming Events 

May 1- Historic Denver Walking Tour Season Begins

May 7 - Wash Park Home Tour, 10am - 4pm

May 21 - Denver Modern Home Tour, 11am - 5pm


Visit our Resources page to Get Answers to Your Preservation Questions.


Historic Denver, Inc.
1420 Ogden Street, Suite 202
Denver, CO 80218