Take your pick of Virtual Tours, In-Person Tours + Archival Tours
Doors Open Denver 2021 will take place September 27 through October 17, featuring 10 sites never before offered during DOD. The 2021 event includes virtual tours, in-person tours and archived virtual tours. As with last year’s event, this year’s largely virtual format means that you can easily participate in more than one virtual tour, and even experience them ALL if you like. See the complete lineup below and register today!
P.S. Entries for our annual Y/OUR Denver Photo Contest, in partnership with the Colorado Photographic Arts Center, will be accepted September 23 through October 28.
Virtual tours will take place Mondays through Thursdays from 5:30 p.m. to 6:45 p.m., featuring iconic and unique spaces in Denver, Boulder and Colorado Springs. Locations include Loretto Heights: Pancratia Hall, the National Center for Atmospheric Research Mesa Laboratory in Boulder and the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum in Colorado Springs. Tickets for virtual tours cost $12.
MONDAYS: DENVER’S HISTORIC GEMS
—September 27 – Loretto Heights: Pancratia Hall
—October 4 – Watkins Stained Glass featuring Trinity United Methodist Church, The Brown Palace and the Equitable Building (this tour is free of charge)
—October 11 – Howard Berkeley Park Chapel
TUESDAYS: NOTABLE ARCHITECTS IN DENVER’S HISTORY
—September 28: J. Roger Musick’s Bitman-Hower House in partnership with Historic Denver
—October 5: Eugene Groves’ Nordlund House
—October 12: William Lang’s 200 Block S. Lincoln Street Historic District
WEDNESDAYS: COLORADO MARVELS MODERN & CONTEMPORARY
—September 29: United States Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs in partnership with Docomomo Colorado
—October 6: National Center for Atmospheric Research Mesa Laboratory, Boulder in partnership with Docomomo Colorado
—October 13: U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum, Colorado Springs
THURSDAYS: DENVER ICONS
—September 30: Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre
—October 7: Historic Elitch Theatre
—October 14: D&F Tower in partnership with Historic Denver
DAF’s archived virtual tours from DOD 2020 will be available for on-demand viewing between today, August 30 and October 17. The 2020 sites include Freyer-Newman Center, the Boiler House and the Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library among others. Tickets cost $6 for each tour.
ON-DEMAND ARCHIVAL TOURS
—Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library (this tour is free of charge)
—Denver International Airport Public Art Collection
—Fitzroy Place / Iliff Mansion
—Harvey Park Neighborhood / Cliff May Homes
—Mansions of the Quality Hill Neighborhood
—Museo de las Americas