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

Curtis Park Home Tour and Community Open House

Saturday, September 13
Sunday, September 14


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.