Capitol Hill Walking Tour in Denver
Learn how Denver's iconic Capitol Hill neighborhood morphed from a socialite haven of mansions to a neighborhood of multi-family homes and apartment buildings, creating a vibrant residential area.
What You Will Do
- Head out to Denver's well-known Capitol Hill neighborhood, taking part in a fun-filled 85 minute walking adventure
- Learn how the area was once known for its high-brow socialite scene of mansions, later transitioning into a vibrant neighborhood with a mix of architectural styles
- Hear stories about the architects who built in Capital Hill while seeing for yourself the many different design styles from Queen Anne to Art Deco
- Enjoy having a friendly and knowledgeable guide showing you the way and taking you back in time to see Denver differently
- 85 minute Capitol Hill walking tour
This is a walking tour that covers 1.25 miles of walking, so wear your walking shoes! Dress for the weather, as the tours run rain or shine. Bring water, sunscreen, a hat, and an umbrella for whatever weather occurs. The tour is accessible to all, but it is a 1.25 mile walk on uneven pavement so please be cautious of this. A couple of the mansions the tour walks into are not wheelchair accessible and should be accessed with caution.
Tickets are non-refundable once purchased, but can be rescheduled with 24 hours advanced notice. You may reschedule your tickets (subject to availability) by calling the operator.
- 203 Ratings
Kevin was an excellent tour guide, very knowledgeable and personable. The tour was paced perfectly and I learned a great deal about Denver's history.
- Paul & Penny
We had a large group . Our guide was very informative and accomodating to the large group.
Bobbi was an excellent guide. Thank you!
Very knowledgeable tour guide and interesting information was presented.
Our tour guide was friendly and knowledgeable about the homes in Capitol Hill. I feel like I know the area much better after having living in Denver for 20 years.
Bobbie did a great job!
The docent was a wealth of knowledge. Having an architecture background she was able to describe the buildings and houses in a way that was very informative. Having grown up in the Denver area we enjoyed comparing notes with the docent and had a great conversation. I/we would highly recommend this tour.
Diane was a great guide, and made the tour very interesting. Highly recommended!
David was our docent. He very knowlegible and friendly.
I've been on this tour before, but I brought my grandson and his girlfriend this time. My grandson is studying to be an architect which made this tour a 'must'. We were fortunate to have as our guide/docent Diane Travis who is an architect - perfect!
Informative and interesting. Personable guide.
Very detailed included architecture which was a pleasant surprise then also about building materials. The added dimension brought life alive. It was wonderful.
Diane, our tour guide, was very knowledgeable about both the history and the architecture of the buildings on the tour. She answered questions from my 8 and 10 year old grandchildren clearly and took the time to explain terms that they didn't know. I enjoyed it very much and have already recommended it to friends.
We enjoyed learning about the history of this beautiful area and the specific buildings on the tour. A highlight was the opportunity to walk through the first floor of one of the old houses that now houses offices. We toured the Molly Brown house afterward, which supplemented the walking tour nicely.
Our guide was a retired architect which added a great deal of credibility to her descriptions. Length of the tour was good and overall very interesting.