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.
Upcoming Denver Home Tours
Victorian Holiday Home Tour
Saturday, November 30
11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
The 4th Annual Upper Colfax Victorian Home Tour celebrates the holiday season vintage-style, and promotes Denver’s historic architecture highlighting sustainability. Guests will enjoy complimentary horse-drawn carriage rides, a visit from Santa Claus, participate in a period-costume contest with prizes from local businesses, and delight in holiday music by volunteer carolers from elementary choirs to the "Original Dickens Carolers" among full-fledged holiday décor! Explore some of Denver’s 19th Century historic gems in all of their holiday splendor. In the spirit of the holidays, this event supports an iconic local charity, with net proceeds going to the Denver Children’s Home.
One of the unique draws the tour brings to Denver is the city's desire to protect historic preservation and adaptation for re-use (i.e. converting homes into bed & breakfasts, massage clinics). This year, Denver Energy Challenge, a key sponsor, adds a green element to the tour by offering visitors home energy saving tips by highlighting the energy improvements made at Castle Marne Bed & Breakfast, built in 1889.
Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 the day of the tour at Castle Marne B&B (Children under 10 are FREE!)
Purchase tickets HERE
The tour will feature:
Holiday Chalet Bed & Breakfast at 1820 E. Colfax
Castle Marne Bed & Breakfast at 1572 Race
Unity Temple at 1555 Race
Milheim House at 1515 Race
Adagio Bread and Breakfast at 1430 Race
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.
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.
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.