Tours & Talks

Get to know Larimer County


Totally Timnath

When: July 13th, 10 am. (Note the change in date.)

Where: We’ll be starting out at the Swetsville Zoo and ending at Timnath Beerwerks (AKA the historic Colorado Feed & Grain Building)

Join us for our first tour in of historic Timnath. We’ll be starting at the Swetsville Zoo which started out as a homesteaders cabin along the river, later became a dairy, and is now home to some of Northern Colorado’s most whimsical creations. Then we’ll visit the Timnath Presbyterian Church and a few other buildings before heading over to the historic Feed & Grain building. (After the tour, feel free to stick around and we can get lunch from whatever food truck is around for the day and grab some beers in the Beerwerks.)

Note, due to all that we hope to cover, it’s possible the tour will last till about 12:30 pm. We will be standing and walking a fair bit, so please where comfy shoes. 

This tour is free for Historic Larimer County members and only $5 for non-members.

Batty About Historic Preservation

When: August 17th, 10 am.

Where: Gateway Park Waterworks (and Bat Colony) and a Picnic!

Join us for a tour of the water works at Gateway Natural Area where we’ll learn not only about the history of Fort Collins’ first water filtration plant, but also about the bat colony that lives there today.

More details to come.

This tour is free for Historic Larimer County members and only $5 for non-members.

Colorado Day Picnic

When: August 5th, Noon.

Where: City Park, Fort Collins in the pavilion that’s just west of the old train off S. Bryan.

Join us for a picnic celebration of Colorado Day. We’ll have fried chicken and ask that everyone that attend please bring a dish to share. We’ll have a speaker and possibly music. Stay tuned for all the details!

All are welcome! 

There is parking on S. Bryan, but that is often taken up by folks coming to swim at the City Park Pool. As long as there’s not a baseball game in progress, the baseball parking lot might be the easiest place to park. There’s a cement path from the parking lot south towards the basketball court. The picnic area is just south of that. 

Roberts Ranch Tour

When: September 15th, 10 am.

Where: Roberts Ranch, in Livermore

Join us for our annual tour of the Roberts Ranch. Every year we see something new and this year is no exception. 

See a Native American buffalo jump, an 1850s trappers cabin, several historic houses belonging to the Roberts family and so much more!

This tour is free for Historic Larimer County members and only $5 for non-members.

Poudre Crossings Tour

When: October 12th, 1 pm. 

Where: Downtown Fort Collins, starting near College Avenue. 

This is the tour that had originally been planned for the Fall of 2018… until the construction for the Whitewater Park got started earlier than we had anticipated and the tour had to be postponed. 

HLC President, Ron Sladek, will give a walking tour of historic sites along the Poudre through Old Town area.

This tour is free for Historic Larimer County members and only $5 for non-members.

Historic Larimer County has been hosting tours and talks since the summer of 2017. If you would like to learn more about which places and topics have already been covered, check out our Past Events page. If you have a suggestion for a future tour or talk, or you just want more information about one of the tours or talks listed above, please get in touch with Sharon Danhauer, our events coordinator, through our Tours & Talks contact form.


Contact Us

Historic Larimer County
PO Box 1909
Fort Collins, CO 80522