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Healy House Museum & Dexter Cabin

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Address: 912 Harrison Ave, Leadville, CO 80461-3321
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+1 719-486-0487
10:00 - 16:30
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Recalling the way it was in the late 1880s

So this is how it was in the Gilded Age in Leadville, Colorado, in the late 1880s when silver was King and the town boasted a population of 40,000? Visit the Healy House Museum... read more

Reviewed 22 January 2017
Taylor B
Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 22 January 2017

So this is how it was in the Gilded Age in Leadville, Colorado, in the late 1880s when silver was King and the town boasted a population of 40,000? Visit the Healy House Museum and Dexter Cabin at 912 Harrison Avenue in Leadville and soak up a lot of history about what once was the richest town on earth. August... More 

Thank Taylor B
Indio, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2016

Came here on a whim while driving through Leadville, and OMG what a find! There are so many beautiful historical items in here it is incredible. Furniture, clothing, pictures, quilts, you have got to see it to believe it!

Thank outdoorguy92563
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Reviewed 17 September 2016

My wife and I took an hour long tour of the Healy House Museum and Dexter cabin while in Leadville, Co. It is well worth the tour, lots of History and interesting items to hear about and actually see what the guide was talking about.

Thank Eric B
Racine, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 28 June 2016

Typical historical home in Leadville. One of the main issues is that they only have one piece of furniture that is original to the home. The guide did not talk much, so the tour was rather brief.

Thank kevin s
Lubbock, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2016

I have visited this museum several times and was quite impressed at the quality of all the details of this museum. Of all of the museum in Leadville, this is one of the top three I recommend visiting for the rich history of the house.

Thank cowboyred
Orlando, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2015

This is a great place for history buffs. I've been on the tour 3 times - twice I've taken friends. The tour is led by various volunteers. Some are a little better but all are knowledgable. The cost is $6 for adults, $5.50 for seniors. The tour lasts an hour to 2 hours depending on the guide. The Dexter "Cabin"... More 

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Boulder, CO
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Reviewed 16 July 2015

Step back in time for an hour with a Healy House tour guide. My docent, Crystal, was a walking encyclopedia. As she led our group through each room of the cabin and the museum, she shared about Leadville history, customs of the wealthy in the late 19th century, how boarding houses worked, school teachers, and much more. The buildings include... More 

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Sacramento, California
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Reviewed 2 July 2015

The cabin and house are both a treasure to go thru. We learned a lot from our guide. This is a must - buy a Leadville passport. It gets you into most of the major attractions. You can buy this at any of the museums except the Tabor Opera House (if you are lucky enough to be there when it's... More 

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Salem, Oregon
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Reviewed 25 June 2015

It was fun to see items from everyday life in this lovely home, and have a docent who told us about the items and the people who owned them with nary a note. This was a thorough tour!

Thank Anne K
Englewood, Colorado
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Reviewed 22 June 2015

The main Healey House chockablock full of fun antiques and period pieces. Each room unveiled new and often wonderful surprises. Our guide was exceptionally knowledgeable and comfortable in answering all our questions. Then we went to the Dexter Cabin. Ever hear the phrase "don't judge a book by its cover?" Well, the Dexter Cabin is a classic example of this.... More 

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