Longmont Museum to Host Historic Downtown Walking Tours This May

The Longmont Museum & Cultural Center will celebrate Historic Preservation Month with downtown walking tours. Explore the history of some notable houses and downtown businesses of Old Town Longmont with Museum Curator, Erik Mason, or Preservation Planner, Karen Bryant. Discover colorful characters who helped to make this community what it is today and learn about the unique architecture of downtown.

Historic Walking Tours are just $5 each, and the Historic Preservation Tour is $3. Enjoy the quaint ambience of Longmont’s Main Street and the nearby Westside and Eastside neighborhoods, or learn more about historic preservation and its role in the city. Tour schedules and descriptions can be found below.

Downtown Longmont Historic Walking Tours
May 10, 10-11 a.m., $5
May 11, 5:30-6:45 p.m., $5
This tour meets in front of the St. Vrain Memorial Building in Roosevelt Park, 700 Longs Peak Ave.

Historic Westside Neighborhood Walking Tour
May 24, 10-11am, $5
This tour meets at Thompson Park at the corner of 4th Avenue and Pratt Street.

Historic Eastside Neighborhood Walking Tour
May 25, 5:30-6:45 pm, $5
This tour meets at Collyer Park at the corner of 6th Avenue and Collyer Street.

Historic Preservation and the City of Longmont: Building the Future on the Foundations of the Past
May 31, 10-11:30 a.m., $3
Join preservation planner Karen Bryant as she discusses the importance of Historic Preservation and the benefits it can bring to a community. The presentation will include an explanation of what Historic Preservation is and what it is not, as well as a summary of the City’s Preservation efforts.

Tickets for the tours can be purchased by clicking here (Keyword Search: Historic Downtown Walking Tour) or by calling the Museum’s box office at 303-651-8374. Museum members will receive 10% off tours booked in advance.

For more information on upcoming events and exhibits sponsored by the Longmont Museum & Cultural Center, visit longmontmuseum.org.

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