Littleton Downtown Historic District Walking Tours

Thursday, August 15, 2024 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Littleton Municipal Courthouse — 2069 W. Littleton Blvd., Littleton

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Travel back in time with free walking tours of buildings, lives, culture, and events of Littleton through history. Each tour gives details of the building architecture, history, and the people who owned them. This is a walking tour taken throughout downtown Littleton, taking approximately one hour and fifteen minutes and walking approximately 0.6 miles.

There are two tours to choose from: 5pm & 6pm The tour starts and ends at the Littleton Municipal Courthouse steps (2069 W. Littleton Blvd.).

FREE parking is available at the Depot Art Gallery 2069 W. Powers Ave.

A Little History:

Arapahoe County Courthouse – Local Landmark—1998

In the early part of the 20th century, it became apparent to residents and local leaders of Denver that state government had too much influence in local policy and decision-making. At the time, Denver served as both the state capital and as the Arapahoe County seat. Pressure was put upon the legislature to pass an amendment to the Colorado Constitution creating the City and County of Denver and the ability for communities to adopt home rule status. The amendment, which was passed by Colorado voters in 1902, not only created the new municipality structure, but also changed the boundaries of Arapahoe County (called South Arapahoe County after the amendment passed) and Adams County. The change in Denver’s status also left Arapahoe county without a permanent county seat. In 1904 rivals Littleton and Englewood competed to be declared the permanent county seat of Arapahoe County.


Cost Free Admission
Sponsor(s) Historic Littleton Inc.

Littleton Municipal Courthouse
2069 W. Littleton Blvd.