Historic Denver Walking Tours

Denver City LoDo Walking Tour

 

Although Historic Denver Walking Tours are now CLOSED for the Season, 
we have opened up a special set of tours for the Holiday Season:

The Daniels & Fisher Tower Tour! 

 

The Daniels & Fisher Tower Tour is led by highly - trained and expert Historic Denver Docents who will lead you through an overall history of the 16th Street Mall, the Daniels & Fisher Department Store - which the Tower is the only remnant that remains. Hear how William Daniels wanted to build "a monument by which Denver shall be known" and how the Tower remains for the city to enjoy as an event space and observation deck. The view from the 17th and 20th floors are only available through Historic Denver's guided tours.

Walking Tours are led by passionate volunteer docents, who are carefully selected and go through a rigorous training and certification process run by Historic Denver. They are prepared to give you a knowledgeable, engaging and fun tour around Denver's iconic neighborhoods and sites.


December D & F Tower Tour Days & Times:

• Thursday, December 8th at  3:00pm-4:00pm (SOLD OUT);  
4:10pm-5:10pm
• Saturday, December 10th at 1:50pm-2:50pm (SOLD OUT)
3:00pm-4:00pm (SOLD OUT)
• Thursday, December 15th at 1:50pm-2:50pm (1 opening)   
3:00pm-4:00pm (SOLD OUT)
• Saturday, December 17th at 3:00pm-4:00pm (SOLD OUT)

Tickets are just $18/person. To purchase your ticket for the December offering of tours it's as easy as clicking the "Book Now" button on the top of this page! Then select which tour date you would like. Each tour is limited to 20 guests max, so get advance reservations by purchasing your tickets today! 

Meets at the base of the D & F Tower (1601 Arapahoe Street).

Group Tours (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 one week advance booking is required for group tours. Group Tour bookings are dependent on advance booking as well as docent availability.

Tours are CLOSED over the week of Thanksgiving (11/21-11/27) and over the Christmas and New Years weeks (12/19-1/3). Historic Denver will not lead tours or process requests for off-season groups Tours during these dates.


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 visit our Ticket Disclaimer Page to read all terms and conditions.

Join the 2017 Walking Tour Docent Team! Click HERE to find out more.


Regular Walking Tour Season Offerings:

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. Tour includes an exploration of Denver’s transportation history, commercial architecture, preservation efforts, and more. The tour starts and ends at the historic Denver Union Station, lasts approximately 85 minutes, and covers about a mile. 

Meets in front of Union Station at the Flagpole.

Click Below to read reviews from those who have taken the LoDo Walking Tour!

 


Capitol Hill Walking Tour

Walk through a neighborhood of charming historic mansions, where you will explore how this once dusty and desolate land became home to the movers and shakers of Denver. Tour includes stories of its founding and growth, the prominent architects involved, as well as the diverse architectural styles from Victorian to Art Deco. Historic Denver is excited to introduce visitors and locals alike to the neighborhood of Capitol Hill that contributes to the city’s rich local heritage. The tour starts and ends at the Molly Brown House Museum, lasts approximately 85 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.


Click Below
to read reviews from those who have taken the Capitol Hill Walking Tour!


Larimer Square Walking Tour with exclusive access to the D & F Tower * - NEW 2016 TOUR!

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. With the threat of urban renewal, local citizens saved the block of buildings from demolition, and turned it into a thriving center again. The first Historic District of Denver, Larimer Square is now economically vibrant and preserved for future generations. On this tour you will also have the opportunity to tour the historic Daniels & Fisher Tower where guests will have a birds-eye view over Denver.  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 exclusive access to the D & F Tower, and will last 70-80 minutes. We apologize for this inconvenience. Please note the title "with the Clock Tower" or "without the Clock Tower" when scheduling on the calendar. When the tour does not include the Clock Tower the price will be $15 for the general public. 


Tour Times: 2017 Tour times TBD

Regular Walking Tour Season Ticket Prices (April - October):

LoDo & Capitol Hill Walking Tours: $15 for general public
$12 for members of Historic Denver, Inc. and the Molly Brown House Museum

Larimer Square Walking Tour with exclusive access to the D & F Tower *:
$20 for general public
$17 for member of Historic Denver, Inc. and the Molly Brown House Museum
*When the Larimer Sq. Tour does Not include access to the D & F Tower it will be $15 for the general public and $12 for members of Historic Denver Inc and the Molly Brown House Museum.



Group Tours

Group tours start at $12 a person (LoDo & Capitol Hill Tours) & $17 a person (Larimer Sq. Tours).  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. 


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Historic Denver Walking Tours.

 

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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.



In the News

May 8, 2016 - Front Range Focus Radio Interview of Larimer Square Walking Tour
May 5, 2016 - Westword article "Historic Denver Walking Tours"

August 24, 2014 - 5280 "Historic Denver Launches Walking Tours in LoDo"
July 5, 2014 -  The Denver Post "Tour Historic LoDo"
June 25, 2014 - Denver Post Your Hub, "Historic Walking Tours Coming to LoDo"
June 19, 2014 - KWGN and Fox 31 Denver, "Get Your Dose of History (and exercise) in new LoDo Historic Walking Tour
March 28, 2015 - The Denver Post Your Hub "Historic Denver Launches Capitol Hill Walking Tour"
April 13, 2015 - Denver Business Journal, "Denver neighborhood called one of the 10 most beautiful in the nation"
April 26, 2015 - 9News TV segment, "6 Things to Know about Capitol Hill"
May 23, 2015 - 7News, "Walking Tour of Denver's Capitol Hill Mansions Highlights architecture, history and high society"

 

 

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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.




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