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Gilpin History Museum

228 East First High Street, Central City, CO
+1 303-582-5283
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Fascinating history of Central City

My brothers and I were totally intrigued listening to the stories about this town. So many memories... read more

Reviewed 22 December 2017
PhlegmMaster
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Phoenix, Arizona
A submarine for the mountains?

I had heard tales of someone who created a submarine to be used in local lakes around the... read more

Reviewed 20 December 2017
breakanother
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Denver, Colorado
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22 Dec 2017
“Fascinating history of Central City”
19 Dec 2017
“A submarine for the mountains?”
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228 East First High Street, Central City, CO
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+1 303-582-5283
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Reviewed 22 December 2017

My brothers and I were totally intrigued listening to the stories about this town. So many memories come to life as you take in the history.

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Reviewed 20 December 2017

I had heard tales of someone who created a submarine to be used in local lakes around the 1800/1900s. I thought it was a tale tale to say the least. One day while killing some time, I popped into the museum since I had an...More

Thank breakanother
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Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Central City thanks to our charming guide, Maggie who took us on a tour of the Teller Hotel. She was so full of interesting facts about the town in addition to entertaining anecdotes relating to the...More

Thank Jane Z
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Reviewed 24 July 2016

Americans rushed to Gregory Gulch to make their fortunes after gold was discovered there in 1859. This lovely museum (1870s school house) captures the Gold Rush with interesting exhibits and excellent guides. Also see the miniature Main Street, a submarine (!), and rotating exhibits.

Thank Charles J
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Reviewed 3 June 2016

Our tour guide, Jim, was a very knowledgeable history teacher city treasure! He took lots of time walking us around the Opera House and the Teller House Hotel. These places were at one time filled to capacity daily. Now they are used for tours mostly....More

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Reviewed 16 October 2015

I did not go into the museum was closed. This is a historic town from the late 1800's. It was known as the "Silver Queen" for the silver boom during Pikes Peak Gold Rush1859. Today it's gold is from the Casino's . I'm sure it...More

Thank poppy119
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Reviewed 17 September 2015

This the center of activity for Central City and a great place to begin your visit. Alan, who manages the museum, will coordinate daily tours of Teller House and the Opera House which are just across the street. Well worth spending time here to review...More

Thank maxfocus
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Reviewed 3 September 2015 via mobile

Great artifacts from the early west. The guy who runs it is fantastic and the best thing the place has going for it. Spend time talking with him. You'll enjoy it...... it's only 6 bucks to get in. The downside is...central city is a complete...More

Thank MrExcitement86
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Reviewed 24 August 2015 via mobile

Lot of effort put into this and really well worth the visit to learn some of the history of Central City Nice little place Nice to walk around and read all the plaques

Thank Yvonne W
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Reviewed 20 July 2015

I visited based on other recommendations and I'm so glad I went. The woman working the desk was extremely informative since this was my first visit to the city. She not only explained what I would find inside but pointed out points of interest from...More

Thank Cadygirl
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