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Gilpin History Museum

228 East First High Street, Central City, CO
+1 303-582-5283
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Wonderful morning in central city

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Central City thanks to our charming guide, Maggie... read more

Reviewed 1 April 2017
Jane Z
New York, New York, United States
via mobile
Gold in them thar hills!

Americans rushed to Gregory Gulch to make their fortunes after gold was discovered there in 1859... read more

Reviewed 24 July 2016
Charles J
Denver, Colorado
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228 East First High Street, Central City, CO
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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
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
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

Thank Mary_the_tourist
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
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
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
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
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
Reviewed 6 June 2015

Interesting step back in time to the mining years of this historic area. The school room is nearly perfectly preserved! If you love the history of the old west, this is an real gem.

Thank Randall S
Reviewed 5 June 2015

I enjoyed the manner in which they set up displays like the old time living room and kitchen and schoolhouse. I particularly liked their mining exhibit. There are a lot of steps up to the museum as well as inside the building. Don't think there...More

Thank Linda A
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