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Historic 16th Street Walking Tour

Denver, United States

Experience hosted by Alison

90 mins
Up to 6 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

We'll kick off our tour at the spot that Denver's first streetcar began travelling 16th Street, talk about the early heyday of the street in the 1880's and 1890's, explore the changes on the street and finish with modern and postmodern skyscrapers.
Other things to note
This tour starts and ends in different locations, but there is a free shuttle that runs the length of the street which will take you to the start location if desired.

Alison's commitment to safety

This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines—including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practising good hygiene and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.
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Meet your host, Alison

Host on Airbnb since 2018
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Explore the ever-evolving “Main Street” of Denver. Learn how 16th Street became a destination for retail, entertainment, and transportation. All our tours are given by passionate volunteers who love to share the architecture and history of Denver, and this street has some of the most diverse examples of architectural styles in the city.
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About the organisation: Historic Denver



Historic Denver works to protect and promote Denver’s historic places by investing in our community and neighborhoods, creating awareness of our architectural heritage and educating and empowering neighborhoods to positively affect quality changes in our developing city. We advocate for Denver’s identity as a city that remembers and respects its past as it plans for the future.

This is a social impact experience where 100% of what you pay for this experience goes to Historic Denver.

Where you'll be

The 16th Street Mall is an architectural gem in Denver. Designed as a pedestrian walkway by IM Pei in 1982, the street is lined with buildings by some of Denver's best-known architects. Often overlooked as simply a shopping destination, exploring the street with our guides is the best way to discover the history and architecture of Denver's original main street.

Rated 4.83 out of 5 from 6 reviews.

Jan
August 2019
My tour guide was Tamara and she was WONDERFUL!!! So sweet and EXTREMELY thorough. This walk/tour far exceeded what I expected. I had a great time and learned so much!
Lindsay
October 2018
Great history + architecture 101 of the 16th Street Mall. Bring sunglasses so you're not blinded by the sun, and layer for cold shade and warm sunlight. My tour guide's name was Chris, so I'm not sure why this is saying Alison? He was super knowledgeable and brought old photos of the buildings to show how much they've changed over the years. This is a great little strip to grab lunch and shop along after the tour.
Great history + architecture 101 of the 16th Street Mall. Bring sunglasses so you're not blinded by the sun, and layer for cold shade and warm sunlight. My tour guide's name was Ch…
Lindsey
September 2018
I had a great time on this tour with Joan as my guide! It was a great way to learn about some of the history of denver and to gain some insights abouy where to spend a little more time after the tour! Very good value for thr price
Becca
September 2019
We learned alot about downtown's architectural history!
Gina
May 2019
Great tour of historic 16th Street buildings and the stories and history behind and within them.
Michael
May 2019
Awesome tour must do

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 18 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

What to bring

Comfortable Walking Shoes

Water Bottle