Historic Downtown Virtual tour
The content for the mobile tour was developed by Longmont Museum Curator of History Erik Mason and other Museum staff, and includes historic photographs, text, and audio recordings that walk you through more than a dozen downtown locations from your smartphone. You'll hear how the agricultural boom, coming of the railroad, and other factors shaped commercial and retail economy in downtown Longmont; explore the Dickens Opera House, JC Penney’s first store, and the longest continuous business in the City; and learn about the Masonic Temple fire of 1905, the evolution of many downtown buildings, and the fall in fortune of hotelier George Zweck.
Visit longmontcolorado.gov/virtualtours to access these tours from your smartphone or computer and explore Longmont's history!
In addition to our guided summer walking tours, select tours are now available year-round, in a handy mobile app. Visit longmontcolorado.gov/virtualtours for historic photographs, text, and audio recordings that walk you through different aspects of Longmont’s rich history. Text and audio are provided in both English and Spanish. These virtual tours are free, don’t require a download, and can be enjoyed both in and outside of your home.