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Welcome Summer!  The Historic Preservation Alliance of Colorado Springs is excited to present our Summer Tour schedule for 2023. There will be eight tours this year, all on Thursday evenings starting on July 13th and going through August 31. All tours require pre-registration online as there are several tours that have a limit on how many can be accommodated by our hosts. Registration check in times are as early as 3:30, most are at 5:30 and two are at 6:00. Our HPA members only pay any additional charges that the tour host might be charging. The non HPA members may attend for a voluntary donation of $10 for each event to the HPA and they will also have to pay an additional cost from the tour host if there is one. If you are not a member, we encourage you to renew or join the HPA. Tours will begin on time. Colorado summer evenings are unpredictable so come prepared with light jackets, sunscreen, comfortable shoes, umbrella, flashlight, etc. Bottle water will be available at all tours. 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, independent contractors, the participant him/herself, or any other person or entity. There will be a 2023 HPA Liability Waiver that you will need to sign on your 1st tour this year.

We can’t wait to see you again!
Your 2023 Summer Tour Committee-
Tim Boddington, Chairperson
John Haney,Carol Beans,Ron and Sue Harman, Ann Brock and Linda Trzyna

Reserve your tickets below.

18 April 2024
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
First Lutheran Church, 1515 North Cascade Ave
Colorado Springs, CO 80903 United States

Guest Lecturer: Patrick Casey It Ain’t There No More is a look at many of the things that Colorado Springs has lost and how the Casey Family interacted with and […]

10 May 2024
8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Grace & St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 631 North Tejon
Colorado Springs, CO 80903 United States

WELCOME! A Preservation Conference & Neighborhood Workshop Celebrating National Preservation Month and Colorado Archaeology and Historic Preservation Month This educational event is coordinated and hosted by the Historic Preservation Alliance […]

23 May 2024
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
First Lutheran Church, 1515 North Cascade Ave
Colorado Springs, CO 80903 United States

Guest Lecturer: Kathleen Esmiol In the 1870s, Black families were drawn to Colorado Springs, where the city’s visionary founder General William Jackson Palmer established integrated public schools and job opportunities […]


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An organization for all who love this place! Learn how together we can protect and preserve the best of the past for the future.  We are a city of Olympian-size ideals, deserving of balanced beauty – both natural and throughout our built environment – and respect for our unique heritage.


Whether you are the owner or occupant of a historic building, a person who values cultural landscapes and archaeological sites, or are a citizen or visitor who appreciates and desires to maintain our historic beauty, we invite you to become a member of this alliance of citizens who care about Colorado Springs, its past and its future. Members receive a membership card that provides FREE admission to all regular HPA meetings, seminars and our celebrated and fascinating Summer Tours.  Members also receive invitations to special members-only activities and the Annual Historic Preservation Awards Gala. You may join at any time, online or by mailing a check.  Annual renewals for existing members occur quarterly.

membership levels

General Palmer And Queen Palmer

$500 Annually

In honor of the visionary leader, and his wife, who founded Colorado Springs.

Winifield Scott Stratton

$250 Annually

In honor of the generous man who dared to dream, a skilled carpenter turned millionaire and philanthropist.

Helen Hunt Jackson

$100 Annually

In honor of an extraordinary author and woman who throughout her life supported preservation, conservation, and human rights.

Thomas Maclaren

$50 Annually

In honor of a talented and dedicated architect, whose buildings grace the historic landscape of Colorado Springs, including City Auditorium, City Hall, and Pauline Chapel.

Alice Beemis Taylor

$30 Annually

In honor of a woman whose generosity resulted in the Fine Arts Center, Colorado Springs Day Nursery, Grace Episcopal Church, and La Foret, her Black Forest home, and more.

Student Membership

$15 Annually

Full-time high school or college student who has an interest in our local history and architecture

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HPA is excited to announce this Summer’s tour destination and we encourage you to reserve your tickets while you can. See you in July!

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