Your Guide to Doors Open Denver: One of the Most Exclusive Annual Events

Doors Open DenverDoors Open Denver is a wonderful event presented by the Denver Architectural Foundation which allows you to experience the amazing buildings, landmarks, historical places and more that makes Denver special. There are also free guided tours that will be available for you to walk.

This will be the 12th year of the event and will take place April 23 and 24. There are plenty of great sites that you will be able to visit throughout the city. Castle Marne is on the Doors Open Denver tour and as a featured historical landmark, there will be professional tours of Castle Marne.

According to the Doors Open website, there are “More than 50 buildings open to the public, a wide variety of Insider Tours and activities. Buildings will be open generally from 10am to 4pm with additional buildings open for tours. Sites include federal, state and city structures, schools, re-purposed buildings, churches, libraries, and mansions in the areas of Downtown, Capitol Hill, LoDo, Santa Fe, Park Hill, Five Points, Highlands, Hill Top, Uptown, Cherry Creek, The Mariposa District, Golden Triangle, Baker (South Broadway), RiNo and the Auraria Campus.”.

Doors Open Denver offer free tours throughout the city at over 70 buildings and sites to experience the great architecture, history and designs throughout the Denver area.

Come to the Castle Marne to start your tour, visit a number of sites within a couple block walk and then spend the rest of April 23 and 24 from 10AM until 3PM mesmerized by all the beauty that Denver’s buildings have to offer.

You can rent a bicycle through the B-Cycle program, (we have links on our map page) and travel throughout the city. No better way to experience the beginning of spring in the Mile High city.

And if you get tired, see if we still have a rooms available for you to relax, have afternoon tea and let us make you breakfast in the morning in the formal Peacock dining room.

Castle Marne is a historical building that is definitely worth visiting during Doors Open Denver. At the corner of 16th and Race on Denver’s Capitol Hill, this famous old mansion is celebrating its second century, lovingly restored to its original splendor. The rusticated lava stone house was built in 1889, amidst the greatest construction boom in Denver’s history. The architect was William Lang, the most eclectic architect of the time and creator of the Unsinkable Molly Brown House.

Throughout the 20th century, the building went through many different transitions and has an incredibly colorful history. Among the highlights of the building include the Peacock Window. The Peacock Window is a true work of art. Designed for the house in 1889 by Denver artist M. Watkins, it is a stunning example of the Impressionist Movement in stained glass. The window is 6 ft. in diameter and represents a Peacock with his feathers fully extended.

Doors Open Denver is just one of the many attractions in Denver, CO, want to learn about more? Download our free Vacation Guide.

If you are looking to enjoy Doors Open Denver and want a great place to stay. Consider booking a room at historic Castle Marne. We are one of the premier lodging destinations in Denver and will truly make your stay magical.

Photo Credit: Jeff Turner / Sunrise over Denver, Colorado / Flickr