Guided tour

Denver: History and Architecture Walking Tours

Activity provider: Historic Denver

Denver: History and Architecture Walking Tours

Activity provider: Historic Denver

From US$ 20 per person

Enjoy expert-led walking tours to learn about the history and architecture of Denver. Choose from one of five tours and uncover the people and places that illustrate Denver's fascinating story.

About this activity

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Duration 1.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible
Small group
Limited to 10 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Benefit from the expertise of your knowledgeable guides as you explore the city
  • Discover some of the oldest buildings in the city and learn more about their historic importance
  • Learn more about the people who made Denver what it is today
Full description
Select from 5 unique walking tours to learn more about notable buildings in Denver, and the individuals who built them. Join a knowledgeable guide on one of the following tours to learn more about architecture and local history. Lower Downtown Walking Tour (LoDo) Begin the tour at Union Station, and admire the beautiful architecture of LoDo as you learn how Denver went from a small grouping of tents to a major railroad hub to skid row to an urban hot spot. Capitol Hill Walking Tour Begin the tour outside the Molly Brown House Museum. Explore the beautiful and charming historic mansions of Capitol Hill and uncover the stories of families who lived in these stately homes at the end of the 19th century. Historic 16th Street Tour Wander down 16th Street in downtown Denver, which has been a vital thoroughfare since 1858. Hear of Denver’s history, enjoy the architecture, and see what is now known as the 16th Street Mall in a new light. Mansion of Quality Hill Tour Discover Quality Hill which boasts architectural gems like the Governor’s Mansion, Malo Mansion, and the Zang Mansion. Learn more about the individuals behind the homes, and their legacy in Denver. Larimer Square Tour Explore Denver’s oldest block and how local citizens saved the block from ruin and dilapidation and created the city’s first historic district.
Includes
  • Guided tour
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Water
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Know before you go

  • Lower Downtown Walking Tour (LoDo) is offered on Sundays
  • Capitol Hill Walking Tour is offered on Thursdays and Saturdays
  • Historic 16th Street Tour is offered on select Saturdays
  • Mansion of Quality Hill Tour is offered on select Saturdays
  • Larimer Square Tour Offered on Fridays
  • All tours operate in rain or shine
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 11 reviews

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The tour guide was friendly, knowledgeable & engaging. She provided us a welcoming experience to better understand the history of Denver & why the architecture & landscape changed over the years. During the history tour, we were fortunate to come upon local residents that currently owned & were staying in one of these places. These residents were friendly & invited us inside their home to quickly see the interior architecture, the remodeling changes they did, etc. We also got a rare chance to meet a local actually redesigning many of these historic homes to make it more inviting for residents to live. And though we got lucky with these opportunities, our tour guide still managed to keep us within our designated tour timeframe. If you want to get a different historical perspective of the city, I highly recommend you attend this tour.

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June 24, 2022

September 11, 2022

Our guide was super knowledgeable and passionate about Denver history. I have already recommended her tour to all my Facebook friends!

September 7, 2022

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