Walking Tours are 90 minutes long and cover about 1.5 to 2 miles in distance. Good walking shoes, hats, sunscreen and water bottles are highly recommended.
We can develop a tour or program to the specific needs and interests of your group with enough advance notice.
Walk into Historic Colorado – Tour includes the people and events at Fairmount Cemetery that shaped Colorado including: Emily Griffith, Frank Edbrooke, Justina Ford M.D., Wolfe Londoner, William Byers, Madam Mattie Silks and many more.
Colorado’s Famous and Forgotten – At Riverside Cemetery explore Denver’s oldest operating cemetery on this walking tour and visit the final resting place of: Colorado pioneers Barney Ford, Clara Brown, Augusta Tabor, Territorial Governor John Evans, and many more.
Sites & Symbolism – Both cemeteries are known for their beautiful, symbolic 19th century sculptures of bronze, marble, zinc and granite. Enjoy a stroll through either cemetery learning about the significance of these guardians of history.
Dearly Departed Architects of Denver – A unique tour that pays homage to Denver’s most legendary architects at Fairmount Cemetery.
- Military Veterans of Fairmount – Decorated and distinguished Veterans from the Indian, Mexican, Civil, Spanish-American, WWI and WWII, Korean, Viet Nam and Iraq Wars are honored.
- The Civil War at Riverside – Honoring the 1200 Civil War veterans including: 3 Medal of Honor Recipients, soldiers that fought with the Colored Troops and Confederate soldiers.
Well Behaved Women Seldom Make History… – From pioneer women to leaders of Colorado during the 20th century, this tour introduces you to just a few of the women that shaped our history.
- At Fairmount Cemetery visit Alice M. Ruble, Florence Rena Sabin, Caroline Bancroft, Mary Elitch, Mary Costigan and Agnes Wolcott Vaille.
- At Riverside Cemetery among the women whose gravesites you will visitare Alice Polk Hill, Augusta Tabor, Clara Brown, Sarah Likens, and Katrina Murat.
Trail of Trees – Fairmount Cemetery is Colorado’s largest arboretum in size and number of plants; home to numerous Champion and notable trees as well as one of the largest collections of Heritage Roses in North America.
Riverside Revival – Walk through the native, sustainable, and heritage landscape at Riverside and visit the Plant Select Gardens as well.
Fairmount Mausoleum – The Fairmount Mausoleum is the final resting place of Frederick & Helen Bonfils, Charles Boettcher and Florence Rena Sabin; as well as home to one of the largest collections of stained glass art windows in Colorado including: The Gleaners and Mount of the Holy Cross.
Riverside Wetlands Tour – Learn about the importance of wetlands in our eco-system as well as wetlands native plants and wildlife.
Guided Tours Begin:
- At Riverside, The Visitors Center
- At Fairmount, The Ivy Chapel
The Fairmount Heritage Foundation is always honored to provide free tours for schools.
Support the Fairmount Heritage Foundation
One Year Individual Membership $25Includes membership for one Your choice of one of our tours for you and 5 friends ( history /mystery not included
One Year Family Membership $75Includes the same as an individual membership, but for your entire family.
One Year Premiere Membership $100Includes membership for family
Includes a free copy of history of Riverside cemetery book “Denver’s Riverside Cemetery Where History Lies” by Annett L. StudentIncludes your choice of one of our tours for you and 10 friends (history/mystery not included) Includes 10% discount at the Annual Rose sale for up to 4 roses plants