Let us guide you through the early days of Denver and Colorado, sharing the stories that didn’t make into the history books.
So many milestones of Colorado’s diverse history are represented at Riverside and Fairmount: the earliest settlers, Veterans, leaders of industry, Civil Rights pioneers, early educators and many more; at every turn the past surrounds you. Both sites are home to collections of unique art and architecture; impressive examples can be seen in many styles: Victorian, Greek Revival, Gothic, Neo-classical, Egyptian and Exotic Revival. The Fairmount Community Mausoleum is home to the largest collection of stained glass windows in Colorado and Riverside has the largest know collection of zinc monuments in North America.
Step into Colorado’s past with a walking tour of Denver’s oldest cemeteries; schedule your tour today.
Walking Tours range from 45 minutes to 1 hour for our free tours, most other tours are 2 hours long. Our Sacred 36 tour is 3 hours long including 3 food stops. All tours cover about 1.5 to 2 miles in distance at an easy pace.
Coming in 2018 some tours will have actors portraying four of five of our historical figures!
Mobility assistance devices are welcome. Fully charged scooters and power wheelchairs easily travel the Fairmount grounds. Riverside’s historic gravel roads present a greater challenge to scooters and power wheelchairs, only those with all terrain wheels are up to the challenge. With proper notice Fairmount Heritage Foundation may have the use of a golf cart that will hold 3 passengers at Fairmount. Riverside has a golf cart that will hold 5 passengers for a tour. In both cemeteries, the golf carts spaces must be reserved prior to the event.
Good walking shoes, hats, sunscreen and water bottles are highly recommended.
We can develop a tour or program to meet the specific needs and interests of your group with enough advance notice.
All tour proceeds benefit the Fairmount Heritage Foundation Education and Preservation Programs at Riverside and Fairmount.
Advance reservations are required for all tours and educational programs except the FREE Tours.