Summer Tour Schedule

The Historic Preservation Alliance of Colorado Springs (HPA) provides leadership, education and advocacy to save our diverse historic heritage and to revitalize our neighborhoods. We invite you to participate in this network of citizens who care about Colorado Springs, its past and its future, and would warmly welcome you as an HPA member.

If you wish to join the HPA prior to Tour season, your membership form and payment must be received no later than June 15, 2016.   Dues may NOT be paid at the Tours – the guest rate will apply if not a member by June 15th.

Our membership has grown tremendously and in the past two years, we have exceeded 100 persons at our tours.  Not all tour sites can accommodate such a large group, either due to fire codes, space restrictions, or the inability to divide into several smaller groups under multiple tour guides. 

Thus, for the first time, some of our tours will be limited to those who pre-register.  Please carefully note the list of tours with special instructions.  There will be absolutely no exceptions to the pre-registration requirements – if you’re not on the check-in list, you will not be admitted.

(You may become an HPA member in advance as directed on our website. Membership form and payment must be received by June 15, 2016)

A highlight of our calendar year is our Summer Historic Tour program. Tours are held on eight consecutive Thursday evenings in July and August.

If you are not currently an HPA member, we would love to have you participate in our regular programs.

Below are the 2016 Summer Tours and links to their descriptions. If you have ideas or suggestions for tours next summer, please let us know.

Tour #1 Simpich Character Doll Museum
July 7th at 6:30 pm - RSVP ...more info
Tour #2 High Valley Farm
July 14th at 6:30 pm - RSVP ...more info
Tour #3 The Springs of Manitou Springs
July 21st at 6:30 pm ...more info
Tour #4 WWII Aviation Museum
July 28th at 6:30 pm - RSVP ...more info
Tour #5 Fine Arts Center
Aug 4th at 6:00 pm - RSVP ...more info
Tour #6 Pioneers Museum
August 11th at 6:30 pm ...more info
Tour #7 Victorian Mansions
August 18th at 6:30 pm ...more info
Tour #8 Black Forest Log School
August 25th at 6:30 pm ...more info

2016 Summer Tours Committee.

Summer Tours Committee
Nancy Brown
Betty Jo Cardona
John Haney
Claire Kirk
Roy Neese
Sue Neufeld
Al Rohr
Becky Rohr
Paul Tramontano

Please make note of the start time for each Tour.  Member check-in and guest registrations begin ONE-HALF HOUR PRIOR TO TOUR. As a courtesy to our Tour Guides, please allow adequate time for travel and check-in/registration as Tours MUST begin on time.

Remember that Colorado summer evenings are unpredictable--come prepared with light jacket, comfortable shoes, water, and umbrella.  Please – no pets!


* In consideration of participating in HPA tours, the participant assumes and releases the HPA and its volunteers, employees, agents, and independent contractors from any and all risks of or liability for physical, emotional, or economic harm, injury, or damage caused by or arising from the acts, omissions, or negligence of the HPA, HPA volunteers, employees, agents, or independent contractors, the participant him/herself, or any other person or entity.

This project is partially funded by a State Historic Fund grant awarded from the Colorado Historical Society.