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Mobile Phone Audio Tour

Use your mobile phone to take our interpretive audio tour, explaining the history and uniqueness of the Colorado Chautauqua. The tour features nine stops and four interpretive panels located throughout the National Historic Landmark.

headphonesLook for the headphones icon on the map to locate the tour stops.

Whether you are at Chautauqua or at home, call 303.952.1600 from your mobile phone and press the corresponding tour stop number to listen to the narrative. You can also listen to the tour’s narrative from your computer here.

Free Walking Tours

Enjoy a walk through the grounds with a knowledgeable Colorado Chautauqua Association staff member and learn about the history of the Chautauqua Movement and the Colorado Chautauqua. Running May 30 through August 29, tours commence at 10:00 AM on Monday, Wednesday and Friday and depart from in front of the Chautauqua Dining Hall. The tour covers slightly under one mile, with 100 feet elevation gain and last approximately 45-60 minutes.

For more information about Chautauqua tours, please contact at least 24 hours before the tour you want to attend.

Boulder Walking Tours

Join Boulder Walking Tours for their new historic walking tour of the Colorado Chautauqua National Historic Landmark. For years, Boulder Walking Tours has offered fun and informative tours for locals and visitors alike ~ covering Boulder’s dynamic downtown, eclectic neighborhoods, historic districts, and even nearby open space. Your knowledgeable guides have a collection of historic photographs to bring your tour to life. We’ll provide background on the nationwide Chautauqua movement and key aspects of Boulder’s Chautauqua including:

•    the acoustically-renowned Chautauqua Auditorium
•    the legendary Dining Hall
•    the Missions House, Rest Cottage, and Chautauqua’s “Brown Palace”
•    the winding lanes of charming cottages, with images and stories of early residents

Your guide can also provide advice on how to best take advantage of Chautauqua’s front door access to 48 miles of hiking trails, and will also offer background on the season’s cultural events.

Tour Schedule
•    Sundays at 10:00 am (late-May through early October)

The tours cover slightly under 1 mile, with 100 feet elevation gain, and in some places the terrain is uneven. We will spend about 1 hour and 15 minutes together. Tour capacity 10, first come-first serve, pre-registration required. For more information, or to register, click here.