Step back in time and enjoy a day of Victorian splendor in the cool mountain air of Georgetown!
Georgetown, the Silver Queen of the Rockies, is a unique 19th century silver mining town only forty-five minutes west of Denver on I-70. It is a National Landmark District nestled against the high mountains of the Rockies. Georgetown was one of the few towns in the Rocky Mountain mining empire that was not ravished by fire; hence, there are over 200 architecturally - significant buildings from the 19th century for you to enjoy.
Brides, Bells and Barons
, our House Tour 2014, was a great success! Check back soon for information about our 2016 event.
Highlights of our 2014 tour:
- SEVEN PRIVATE HOMES, including the home of Sandra Dallas, the New York Times best selling author of The Bride's House. Sandra will sign copies of her book in the gazebo of her home;
- THE 1874 SCHOOL, this wonderful building has been repaired, restored and renewed. It will function as the Georgetown Heritage Center and is a must see;
- HAMILL HOUSE MUSEUM, which reflects the ostentatious lifestyle of William A. Hamill, a wealthy silver mining entrepreneur;
- HOTEL de PARIS, the wonderful French flavor of this hotel, which opened its doors to travelers and tourists in 1875 and was completed 1890 is a joy to discover;
- OUR CHURCHES, Catholic, Episcopal and Presbyterian and the Masonic Lodge will also be open to all.
Some of the private homes have been faithfully restored with elaborate and ornate Victorian décor while others are of a more humble nature. Each structure is unique, whether it highlights a pink-clouded ceiling, 19th century toys, exquisite flooring and pocket doors, an updated kitchen fit for a renowned chef or stories of the past, complete with resident “spirit”. Each property offers an interesting glimpse into the varied lifestyles of 19th century Georgetown and a truly unique House Tour experience.
Adults - $25.00
Seniors and Students - $20.00
Children under 12 – Free
Tickets can also be purchased
on the day of the House Tour at the:
* Gateway Visitors Center (off of I-70, Georgetown, Exit 228)
* The Community Center (Georgetown, 5th and Argentine Streets)
* The Hamill House Office (3rd and Argentine Streets)
Please call HGI at 303-569-2840.
The Georgetown Loop Dinner Train
is also available that evening – 1-888-456-6777
Proceeds from the Georgetown House Tour support Historic Georgetown Inc (HGI), a private non-profit organization, which was one of the first preservation organizations in the state of Colorado. HGI was created in 1970 to initiate, encourage, and integrate efforts to preserve the rich heritage of the Georgetown-Silver Plume National Historic Landmark District; HGI’s purpose is to preserve Georgetown’s significant historic past, distinctive architecture, and cultural landscapes, which are tangible reflections of Georgetown’s past.