Historic Denver Walking Tour Program
Historic Denver is now in our third year of the Walking Tour Program. We are looking for passionate volunteer docents to help us expand the program and tours! Historic Denver will provide all training. You might be a good fit if you are passionate about Denver and its history or if people often describe you as friendly and engaging! We'd love to have you as a docent if you like to learn new things and educate others.
What is the program?
The Walking Tour Program will have three tours in 2016 - the current LoDo Walking Tour and Capitol Hill Walking Tour and the new Larimer Square Walking Tour with exclusive access to the Daniels and Fisher Tower! The LoDo Walking Tour is a history and architecture tour that tells the story of Denver’s founding, the arrival and impact of the railroad, the way buildings grew up around Union Station, and the transformation of the neighborhood. The LoDo Tour is 85 minutes long, covers about a mile and starts and ends at the flagpole in front of Denver Union Station. Click here to read reviews of the LoDo Walking Tour!
The Capitol Hill Walking Tour
is a history and architecture tour that tells the story of the founding and growth of the Capitol Hill neighborhood and focuses on stories of the movers and shakers who lived here. The Capitol Hill Walking Tour is 85 minutes, covers about 1.2 miles of walking and starts and ends at the Molly Brown House Museum. Click here to read reviews of the Capitol Hill Walking Tour!
Larimer Square Walking Tour
with exclusive access to the Daniels and Fisher Tower will explore the history and architecture where the founder of Denver (General Larimer) built the first cabin, see how the first commercial corridor of Denver has transformed over the years and hear about the first Preservation-Save in the city of Denver. The Larimer Square Walking Tour will be 90 minutes and will cover 1/2 miles of walking, starting in Larimer Square and ending with exclusive access into the top floors of the Daniels and Fisher Tower.
Who should become a docent?
Docents should be passionate about Denver and the places that make our city unique. Some knowledge of architecture and local history is desirable. Also an engaging and friendly personality is key. Being comfortable giving presentations and engaging with people from around the world is required.
What is the time commitment?
Volunteer docents must commit to successfully completing an intensive training course, to be held on Saturdays in February and March 2016. Tours will be held on Monday through Saturdays (final days still to be determined for 2016), from May through October, and we require docents to sign-up for an average of at least four to six hours (three to four tour slots) of guiding each month. When you are scheduled to lead a tour, you are expected to stay for the entire duration of the tour.
Fill out an Interest Form Here!