After more than 35 years Historic Denver is retiring the beloved house tour and will instead be promoting the many great tours presented throughout the year.  We will still continue to provide you with the opportunity to get inside the places you've always wanted to see through our One Past 5 Happy Hour series and through specials events and tours.

2014

Upcoming Denver Home Tours

 

University Park Home Tour
Saturday, May 4
11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The University Park Home Tour will feature five spectacular homes in the Observatory/University Park neighborhood. This home tour enables the University Park PTA to make significant contributions to important programs at University Park Elementary.
Tickets are $20 when purchased in advance, and $25 at the door. Tickets for seniors and teachers are $20.

Click HERE for more information and tickets!



16th Annual Washington Park Home Tour
Saturday, May 10
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The 16th Annual Wash Park Home Tour will showcase distinctive homes in many different styles located on the east side of Washington Park in Denver. While some homes will highlight the history of the unique neighborhood, others fuse the old and new.

Tickets are $20 each and can be purchased in advance directly from a Steele student, online, or at Steele Elementary School. Tickets can be purchased for $25 on the day of the event at any home on the tour or at Steele Elementary. 10% of each ticket sold is donated to the Denver Public Schools Educational Outreach Program (EOP) which helps homeless DPS students attend school during difficult times.

Click HERE for more information and tickets.



Curtis Park Home Tour and Community Open House

This year we will be hosting a Home Tour and Community Open House with Curtis Park Neighbors, Inc.!  The event will take place on September 13 and 14, 2014 and include a minimum of twelve homes and a variety of historic sites, as well as neighborhood walking and biking tours.

“Historic Denver is excited to be partnering on what is guaranteed to be a wonderful weekend event,” said Annie Levinsky, Executive Director of Historic Denver, Inc., “Curtis Park contains a remarkable collection of expertly-restored late nineteenth-century houses.” Attend the tour and view a wide range of housing styles from modest cottages, row homes and single story duplexes to grand Victorian mansions, Italianate, Denver Square and Queen Anne style houses.

The tour will take people on a walkable and bikeable journey through Denver’s beginnings, as Curtis Park became Denver’s first streetcar suburb with the advent of the horse-drawn streetcar system in 1871. From the late 1800s to the turn of the century, the social elite made the area home. But within the same area, more modest dwellings housed blacksmiths, bank tellers, tailors and grocers. Today Curtis Park’s tree lined streets are full of diverse residents and remarkable homes near wonderful restaurants, brewpubs and art galleries.

Tickets for the Home Tour will be $15 per person, $12 for members of Historic Denver, Inc.  Click HERE to purchase tickets!







Walking Tours

Can't wait for one of these home tours?  Click HERE to download our Self-Guided Architects’ Small House Service Bureau Walking Tour of the 400 blocks of Gilpin and Williams Streets.  Between 1921-1941 the Architects’ Small House Service Bureau (ASHSB) brought high-quality, professional design to the general public through low-cost publications and plans of small (6 rooms or less) homes. These ASHSB plans gave the average family access to professional design concepts and know how, but without the prohibitive expense of hiring an architect.  This tour was offered as part of our "Discovering the Not So Big House in Denver and Beyond" event on June 20th, 2013.  

Interested in taking a walking tour of one of Denver's great historic neighborhoods?  Purchase one of our Historic Denver Guides!!  Each guide includes two to four walking tours of historic neighborhoods such as "The East 7th Avenue Historic District," "The Montclair Neighborhood," and "Whittier Neighborhood and San Rafael Historic District."  We also offer walking tours around certain themes, such as "Historic Denver Landmarks for Children and Families" or "The Mid-Century Modern Home in Denver."  Most guides are only $5.00 and include free shipping!  Purchase your Historic Denver Guides HERE.


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2011

After more than 35 years Historic Denver is retiring the beloved house tour and will instead be promoting the many great tours presented throughout the year.

We will still continue to provide you with the opportunity to get inside the places you've always wanted to see through our One Past 5 Happy Hour series and through specials events and tours for our supporters. 

2009

Mid-Century Modern Hilltop House Tour

Our first ever mid-century modern home tour was a great success. Over 1,000 attendees toured six unique homes and one church, the Epiphany Episcopal Church, in Denver’s mid-century modern mecca neighborhood - Hilltop. Many tour-goers commented that the tour was their first exploration of mid-century styles and that they were amazed by the creativity and inviting design of these homes.

Learn more about the history of the homes here.