Welcome to Littleton
Littleton’s history dates back to the 1859 Pike’s Peak Gold Rush. In addition to gold seekers, merchants and farmers saw a place to prosper and moved to the community as well. Just a few miles south of downtown Denver, Historic Downtown Littleton has a charm all its own, from turn-of-the-century buildings and antique shops to cozy, relaxed eateries, restaurants and bars. Browse Main Street's independently owned shops and galleries that feature local artists. Today, Littleton is 14 square miles and home to over 44,000 residents. Of the many points of interest which include Hudson Gardens, Town Hall Arts Center, The Littleton Historical Museum, a Smithsonian Affiliate (with two working farms), and Gravesite of Alferd Packer (the only convicted cannibal in the US). Historic Downtown offers a Main Street filled with turn-of-the century homes and businesses, art galleries, antique shops, specialty gift shops, clothing boutiques, and many restaurants and bars. Littleton’s Main Street Historic District was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1998. In keeping with the outdoors lifestyle, Littleton has nearly 1,500 acres of parks and open space, including the 878 acres of South Platte Park, which is one of the largest suburban parks in the United States.