Denver Landmarks and Monuments

(Denver, Colorado - CO, USA)

Although Denver likes to present itself as a modern, prosperous and forward-looking city, it also takes pride in its roots and is home to numerous restored landmarks, monuments and preserved cultural and historical attractions.

Highlights include streets of Victorian-era homes, restored 19th century commercial shop fronts, the distinct State Capitol and many other historical landmarks and buildings, including a magnificent cathedral.

Byers-Evans House

Address: 1310 Bannock Street, Denver, Colorado CO, 80204-2719, USA
Tel: +1 303 620 4933
Soon after this opulent Victorian home was built by newspaper editor William Byers in 1883, it was sold to William Gray Evans, the son of Colorado's second governor. Both families retain a prominent position in Denver society and the Byers-Evans House is now open to visitors wanting an insight into late 19th century architecture and design, as well as period furnishings.
Open hours: Tuesday to Sunday - 11:00 to 15:00
Admission: charge, discounts available for seniors and children, children under six free

Colorado State Capitol

Address: 200 East Colfax Avenue, Denver, Colorado CO, 80203, USA
Tel: +1 303 866 2604
Colorado's impressive State Capitol was completed in 1886 and features a stunning 24 carat gold plated dome, the top of which (after a 93 step climb) offers spectacular views of the Rockies. The inside boasts a unique rose colored Colorado onyx, while other features include murals, portraits of past US presidents, temporary exhibits, carved statues and brilliant stained glass windows.
Open hours: Monday to Friday - 07:00 to 17:30
Admission: free

Larimer Square

Address: 1400 Larimer Street, Denver, Colorado CO, 80202, USA
Tel: +1 303 534 2367
Now listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Larimer Square has been restored to its former glory and is one of Denver's favorite shopping, dining and nightlife destinations. Period buildings dating back to the late 1800s now house shops, restaurants, bars and clubs, offering definitive historical insights. Larimer Square is the birthplace of Denver and was considerably restored and renovated during the 1960s.
Open hours: all year
Admission: free

Molly Brown House

Address: 1340 Pennsylvania Street, Denver, Colorado CO, 80203, USA
Tel: +1 303 832 4092
The Molly Brown House is a beautiful Victorian house built in 1889 and the home of 'unsinkable' Molly Brown from 1894 to 1932. Molly Brown became a national heroine after the sinking of the Titanic in 1912 when she helped a group of immigrant women to safety. The house is now open to visitors and boasts lovely furnishings, artworks and temporary exhibits.
Open hours: September to May, Tuesday to Saturday - 10:00 to 16:00, Sunday - noon to 16:00, open Mondays June to August
Admission: charge, discounts available for seniors and children, children under six free

Four Mile Historic Park

Address: 715 South Forest Street, Denver, Colorado CO, 80246, USA
Tel: +1 720 865 0800
This park contains the oldest home in Denver, built in 1859 out of logs and just four miles from downtown Denver, giving it its name. The home includes period furnishings, outbuildings and farm equipment, as well as weekend horse drawn carriage rides.
Open hours: April to September, Wednesday to Friday - noon to 16:00, Saturday and Sunday - 10:00 to 16:00, October to March, Saturday and Sunday - noon to 16:00
Admission: charge, discounts available for seniors, children and military (with ID), children under six and members free