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Golden History Museums

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Discovery place of Tyrannosaurus Rex, home to an American saint, location of the largest single-site brewery on Earth—Golden, Colorado is truly a one-of-a-kind city. Explore the colorful past of this unique community through exhibits and programs at the Clear Creek History Park and Golden History Center.

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  • Facility & Décor Description: Garden Terrace is a stunning location for a small wedding ceremony, reception, or gathering. Perched above Clear Creek, set amidst an historic rose garden, it offers stunning views of the sparkling water, luminous foothills, towering cottonwoods, and riverwalk. Just inside, the West Gallery is available for dining, seating, staging, or shelter on a stormy day.
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  • Hours: Hours vary. See website for more details.
  • Miles to airport: 39
  • Miles to CCC: 15
  • Indoor Fire Code: 75
  • Total Capacity (if applicable): 250
  • Onsite Parking Spaces: 15
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  • Group Activities Description: Golden History Museums welcomes groups to each of its three facilities: the Astor House, an 1860s boarding house; the Clear Creek History Park, a two-acre historic interpretive park; and the Golden History Center, a modern museum with changing exhibitions. Docent led tours are also available for an extra fee. For detailed information please visit our Website.
  • Group Performance Description: Golden History Museums can accommodate school groups at each of its three facilities: the Astor House, an 1860s boarding house; the Clear Creek History Park, a two-acre historic interpretive park; and the Golden History Center, a modern museum with changing exhibitions.
Green Practices
  • Green Practice Desc: Recycle; Green cleaning supplies; Waterless urinals.

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  • Description Garden Terrace is a stunning location for a small wedding ceremony, reception, or gathering. Perched above Clear Creek, set amidst an historic rose garden, it offers stunning views of the sparkling water, luminous foothills, towering cottonwoods, and riverwalk. Just inside, the West Gallery is available for dining, seating, staging, or shelter on a stormy day.
  • Total Sq. Ft. 726
  • Catering Any licensed caterer
  • Type of Venue Gallery/Museum, Parks & Gardens
  • Type of Event Reception, Banquet, Meeting Classroom
  • Number of Rooms 2
Golden History Center West Gallery and Garden Terrace
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 726
  • Width: 22
  • Length: 33
  • Height: 9
  • Banquet Capacity: 60
  • Reception Capacity: 60
Astor House Museum
  • Classroom Capacity: 30
  • Banquet Capacity: 30
  • Reception Capacity: 30
Clear Creek History Park
  • Theater Capacity: 200
  • Banquet Capacity: 250
  • Reception Capacity: 250

Events

  • Image 923 10th St., Golden, CO 80401
  • Image $10 members, $15 non-members

Congratulations CSM Class of 2017! In honor of another stellar graduating class, local historian and storyteller Ed Weising will lead a Mines walking tour. See the university grounds. Hear stories of the buildings’ namesakes. Visit the world-famous...

Colorado School of Mines Walking Tour <p>Congratulations CSM Class of 2017! In honor of another stellar graduating class, local historian and storyteller Ed Weising will lead a Mines walking tour. See the university grounds. Hear stories of the buildings’ namesakes. Visit the world-famous Geology Museum. Learn how CSM became one of the leading engineering colleges in the country. Learn a bit about the school before the tour from their website. Join us at Golden History Center. First, the group will meet at Golden History Center at 1 PM. Following the walk, the group will return to GHC around 3 PM. Enjoy a (hopefully) sunny Colorado spring day outside.</p> America/North_Dakota/Center
  • Image 923 10th St., Golden, CO 80401
  • Image $10 members, $15 non-members

The fur trade was one of the main economic ventures in North America. Seeking fortune, Colorado Mountain Men were brave and bold. Historian Ed Weising will recount the exploits and deeds of mountain men like Kit Carson, James Beckwourth, Jim Colter...

Trappers and Mountain Men of Colorado <p>The fur trade was one of the main economic ventures in North America. Seeking fortune, Colorado Mountain Men were brave and bold. Historian Ed Weising will recount the exploits and deeds of mountain men like Kit Carson, James Beckwourth, Jim Colter and Jim Bridger. Experience the excitement of the rendezvous in this adventurous program! Join us at Golden History Center. Lecture begins at Golden History Center at 1 PM sharp. The program will last around two hours.</p> <p>More great programs: If you’re interested in Mountain Men, you’ll like our next program too. Check out Native Americans in Colorado on June 15th.</p> America/North_Dakota/Center
  • Image 923 10th St., Golden, CO 80401
  • Image $10 members, $15 non-members

Step back in time with Ed Weising for the Golden Territorial Days Walking Tour. Experience stories of Old West pioneers such as Rufus Sage and George Jackson. The tour will also visit historic sites along Clear Creek and buildings throughout downtown...

Golden Territorial Days Walking Tour <p>Step back in time with Ed Weising for the Golden Territorial Days Walking Tour.</p> <p>Experience stories of Old West pioneers such as Rufus Sage and George Jackson. The tour will also visit historic sites along Clear Creek and buildings throughout downtown Golden.</p> <p>First, the group will meet at Golden History Center at 10:30 am. Following the walk, the group will return to GHC around 12:30 PM. Enjoy a sunny Colorado summer day outside.</p> America/North_Dakota/Center
  • Image 923 10th St., Golden, CO 80401
  • Image $10 members, $15 non-members

Join us for a trip back in time as historian Ed Weising gives a glimpse into Colorado Native Americans. Hear about the lives, traditions, and tales of Colorado’s original inhabitants. Learn about the Anasazi, the Arapaho, the Cheyenne, and the Utes...

Native Americans in Colorado <p>Join us for a trip back in time as historian Ed Weising gives a glimpse into Colorado Native Americans.</p> <p>Hear about the lives, traditions, and tales of Colorado’s original inhabitants. Learn about the Anasazi, the Arapaho, the Cheyenne, and the Utes and the presence of Native Americans in Golden. Lecture begins at Golden History Center at 6 PM sharp.</p> <p>The program will last around two hours. </p> <p>If you’re interested in Native Americans, you’ll like our other programs too. Check out Territorial Days Walking Tour, also on June 15th.</p> America/North_Dakota/Center

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