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Fairmount Heritage Foundation

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Whether you're a local or visiting, why not learn about Colorado and the pioneers who founded our state. The foundation provides numerous historical and educational cemetery tours throughout the year. We put the fun in history! Many of our tours have actors reenacting these historic figures. Tours are open to family groups, private parties and the general public. The 280 acres of the Fairmount makes for the largest arboretum in Colorado as well as being a wildlife preserve. Fairmount has a vintage rose garden with roses dating back to the 15th century. Riverside Cemetery lies on 68 acres. It's Colorado's oldest operating cemetery becoming a cemetery two months before official Colorado state.

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  • Hours: Cemetery House: Sunrise to Sunset. Tours by appointment.

Events

Sep 22, 2018

Start the fall holiday season with one of our annual history mystery tours. Join our tour guide for a stroll through the darkness, led only by his flashlight! Walk into the treasures and ownders of Denver's most prestigious cemetery. Meet...

History Mystery tours at Fairmount Cemetery <p>Start the fall holiday season with one of our annual history mystery tours.</p> <p>Join our tour guide for a stroll through the darkness, led only by his flashlight!</p> <p>Walk into the treasures and ownders of Denver's most prestigious cemetery. Meet the famous and infamous guests who call Fairmount home!</p> <p>A cemetery at night is not the place for the faint of heart!</p> <p>Wear your good walking shoes and dress for the weather.</p> <p>*Adults only </p> 430 S. Quebec St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Sep 22, 2018

Best Rest in the West
Oct 6, 2018

This joint venture between the Brown Palace Historian, Centenial tours and the Fairmount Heritage Foundation offers an incredible glimpse at two of Denvers Iconic properties! The Brown Palace and Fairmount Cemetery including the Fairmount...

Best Rest in the West <p>This joint venture between the Brown Palace Historian, Centenial tours and the Fairmount Heritage Foundation offers an incredible glimpse at two of Denvers Iconic properties! The Brown Palace and Fairmount Cemetery including the Fairmount Community Mausoleum.</p> <p>Our event begins at the "Brown" where you will visit some of the beauitful spaces of this landmark hotel including the Ships Tavern, the Boettcher Board Room and room 904. This is the suite that Louise Sneed Hill of the Sacred 36 called home the last years of her life. There you will meet some of the deceased both the properties have in common.</p> <p>From the "Brown" we travel by bus to Fairmount Cemetery . At Fairmount we begin in the beautiful Fairmount Community Mausoleum where we meet the Boettchers including Charles and Fannie Boettcher. From the mausoleum we take a stroll through the grounds of the cemetery. There we will see the grave sites of Frank Edbrooke. He was the architect for the hotel, Henry Cordes Brown himself. We also meet Louise Sneed Hill &amp; Macy Tabor. Our event concludes with afternoon tea with Mrs. Hill herself!</p> <p>After "Tea" you will enjoy a relaxing ride back to the "Brown".</p> <p>Parking suggestions at the Brown!</p> <p>1. Pubic parking across the Brown</p> <p>2. Public Transportation</p> <p>3. Public lots near the hotel</p> <p>$75 for Fairmount heritage Foundation members $85 for non members</p> <p>* Adults only </p> 321 17th St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Sep 22, 2018

Start the fall holiday season with one of our annual History Mystery tours! Join our tour guide and his trusty assistant as they lead you through the darkness, led only by their flash lights and yours, if you bring one! Wander through the...

History Mystery Tour at Denver's Oldest Cemetery, Riverside! <p>Start the fall holiday season with one of our annual History Mystery tours!</p> <p>Join our tour guide and his trusty assistant as they lead you through the darkness, led only by their flash lights and yours, if you bring one!</p> <p>Wander through the mysteries of Denvers oldest operating cemetery . Meet the famous and infamous who call Riverside their final home!</p> <p>Maybe take a look inside Denvers first CREMATORY CHAMBER! FIND OUT WHO WAS OUR FIRST GUEST!</p> <p>A cemetery at night is not for the faint of heart! you may even get blocked in by the train........................</p> <p>Top off your evening with the purchase of one of</p> <p>our "History Mystery tee shirts"</p> <p>$25 for members of the Fairmount Heritage Foundation</p> <p>$28 for non members</p> <p>Dont forget to dress for the weather and wear good walking shoes!</p> <p>*Adults only </p> <p> </p> 430 S. Quebec St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Sep 22, 2018

History Mystory Tours
Oct 27, 2018

Start the fall holiday season with one of our annual history mystery tours. Join our tour guide for a stroll through the darkness, led only by his flashlight! Walk into the treasures and ownders of Denver's most prestigious cemetery. Meet...

History Mystory Tours <p>Start the fall holiday season with one of our annual history mystery tours.</p> <p>Join our tour guide for a stroll through the darkness, led only by his flashlight!</p> <p>Walk into the treasures and ownders of Denver's most prestigious cemetery. Meet the famous and infamous guests who call Fairmount home!</p> <p>A cemetery at night is not the place for the faint of heart!</p> <p>Wear your good walking shoes and dress for the weather.</p> <p> *Adults only </p> 430 S. Quebec St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center
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