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Stay in the cozy warmth of your own home this chilly winter while joining our most experienced guides on a live, virtual tour of Molly Brown House Museum. You'll have the chance to see the entire house while learning about the lives of Margaret (Molly), her husband J.J. and their family, friends, and servants. While sharing stories and historic photos, your guide will answer your questions and provide the real story of this Titanic heroine. The tour will be hosted on a virtual platform, so please ensure that you have internet access to enjoy this experience. Don't be late! The tour will begin promptly at the indicated time.

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Put the guidebook down and join Historic Denver, Inc. on the Capitol Hill Walking Tour! Explore the beautiful and charming historic mansions of Capitol Hill and uncover the stories of families who lived in these homes at the end of the 19th century. All tours are led by a corps of passionate guides who will share stories of some of Capitol Hill's most unique and famous residents, including Senators, heiresses, captains of industry and more!

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Explore Denver's first streetcar suburb on this popular walking tour. This year we are fortunate enough to have Bill West, longtime Curtis Park historian and resident, join the tour for a few stops to share his knowledge. This tour begins at Mestizo-Curtis Park and explores the residences and businesses of Curtis Park!

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Explore Denver's oldest block and learn about the first city center, its transformation to a skid row, and how local citizens saved the block of buildings from demolition to create Denver's first historic district.

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The Molly Brown House Museum is open year round! Join us on a self-guided tour and learn the inspirational story of Denver's Titanic heroine and engaged social activist, Margaret "Molly" Tobin Brown. Entry is every 20 minutes from 10:00am to 3:20pm, Thursday through Sunday. All tour tickets must be purchased in advance.

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The Historic Baker District witnessed its beginnings in 1872 and boasts the highest concentration of Queen Anne Victorian homes in the city's historic center. The neighborhood's rich history, people, and architecture are showcased on this engaging walking tour!

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Join us to explore one of the oldest parts of Denver. The Town of Highlands, incorporated in 1875 and was promoted as having clean air, clean water and high morals. On the hill above Denver's smog of coal smoke, it featured artesian wells and no watering holes, there were no saloons in Highlands until after Prohibition. Many doctors came to Highlands to open sanitariums for those with tuberculosis. Explore the mansions, bungalows, cottages and foursquares, uncover the families who lived here in late 1800s and early 1900s. Tour begins and ends at the Patrick McGowan house, 2633 W. 37th Avenue, just west of the Lumber Baron mansion. It is a 1.5 mile, level walk.

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Historic Denver's walking tours explore our unique neighborhoods. Knowledgeable guides unpack the charm and character that makes Denver a unique place to live and visit. 90 minute walking tours are currently available for LoDo, Larimer Square, Historic 16th Street and Capitol Hill. Tours are available daily from Thursday through Sunday. Visit https://historicdenver.org/tours-events/walking-tours/

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  • Group Activities Description: Please call (303) 534-5288 ext. 5 for groups of 8 or more people to reserve your private group tour. Advance booking of at least 2 weeks is required for group tours. Group tours are not guaranteed pending availability.
  • Hours: Various hours and days for Walking Tours running May to October.
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Aug 4, 2021

The Denver We Saved Virtual Tour
Jun 3, 2021 - Oct 6, 2021

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  • Image From: 07:00 PM to 08:15 PM
  • Image $9/person

We’ll move (virtually) throughout Denver exploring preservation victories from the past 50 years, visiting places we nearly lost, and learning stories that made Denver what it is today. Attendees can expect dramatic stories, incredible...

Aug 4, 2021

Capitol Hill Walking Tour
May 20, 2021 - Oct 30, 2021

Explore the beautiful and charming historic mansions of Capitol Hill and uncover the stories of families who lived in these homes at the end of the 19th century.

Aug 4, 2021

As our Living History Trek winds through Capitol Hill you will get the chance to meet some of the historic figures who made it their home. Chat with Margaret “Molly” Brown and friends as you explore this historic neighborhood. This Trek is...

Aug 4, 2021

Mansions of Quality Hill
Jul 3, 2021 - Sep 4, 2021

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  • Image 7th and Logan (NE Corner), Denver, CO 80203
  • Image From: 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
  • Image $20/person

Just south of Capitol Hill is Quality Hill. Boasting architectural gems like the Governor’s Mansion, Malo Mansion and the Zang Mansion, this tour explores the individuals behind the homes, and their legacy in Denver.

Aug 4, 2021

LoDo Walking Tour
May 23, 2021 - Oct 31, 2021

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  • Image Denver Union Station 1701 Wynkoop St., Denver, CO 80202
  • Image From: 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
  • Image $18/person

From Union Station to Wynkoop, Rockmount Ranchwear to Warehouse Row, learn how the largest collection of historic warehouses in the West transformed from railroad hub to skid row to urban hot spot.

Aug 4, 2021

Historic 16th Street Walking Tour
Jul 1, 2021 - Oct 1, 2021

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  • Image 1512 Larimer St., Denver, CO 80202
  • Image From: 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
  • Image $15/person

16th Street in downtown Denver has been a vital thoroughfare since 1858. Join us to walk through Denver’s history, enjoy the architecture, and see what is now known as the 16th Street Mall in a new light.

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