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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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  • 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.
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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.
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 for GHM members, $15 non-members

In honor of homecoming, historian Ed Weising will walk us through the college grounds, telling stories how the school began and how it developed into one of the leading engineering colleges in the country. Join us at Golden History Center....

Colorado School of Mines Walking Tour <p>In honor of homecoming, historian Ed Weising will walk us through the college grounds, telling stories how the school began and how it developed into one of the leading engineering colleges in the country.</p> <p>Join us at Golden History Center. Program begins at Golden History Center at 11:30 a.m. sharp.<br />Pricing: Members always get a discount. Membership pays for itself with just a few programs for your family.</p> America/North_Dakota/Center
  • Image 923 10th St., Golden, CO 80401
  • Image $10 for GHM members, $15 non-members

Clear Creek is at the heart of Golden’s earliest history. Walk along the Clear Creek Trail in the center of Golden and enjoy the fall colors as we explore the history of Vanover Park, the Coors Brewery, Parfet Park, and Clear Creek History...

Golden City Roots Walking Tour <p>Clear Creek is at the heart of Golden’s earliest history. Walk along the Clear Creek Trail in the center of Golden and enjoy the fall colors as we explore the history of Vanover Park, the Coors Brewery, Parfet Park, and Clear Creek History Park.</p> <p>Join us at Golden History Center. Program begins at Golden History Center at 11:30 a.m. Pricing - members always get a discount. Membership pays for itself with just a few programs for your family.</p> America/North_Dakota/Center

Black & White Night
Oct 6, 2017

  • Image 923 10th St., Golden, CO 80401
  • Image $75/$140

Mark your calendar for Friday, October 6th for Black & White Night 2017! Celebrate a wonderful evening at Golden History Museum with friends and fellow museum supporters while enjoying delicious food from the Old Capitol Grill &...

Black & White Night <p>Mark your calendar for Friday, October 6th for Black &amp; White Night 2017!</p> <p>Celebrate a wonderful evening at Golden History Museum with friends and fellow museum supporters while enjoying delicious food from the Old Capitol Grill &amp; Smokehouse, cocktails and entertainment. Normally, Black &amp; White Night coincides with the opening of a new exhibit. This year, we’ll be giving a fond send off to three exhibits Turn It Up: Golden’s Musical Memories, Show &amp; Tell: Highlights from the Permanent Collection, and Made in Golden: Where Innovation Lives before they close to make way for renovation construction. Get a glimpse of construction plans, discover newly acquired artifacts, and join the excitement as we prepare to undergo a complete transformation of the Museum.</p> <p>Tickets are $75 for an individual or $140 for a pair. </p> America/North_Dakota/Center

Golden Cemetery Tour
Oct 26, 2017

  • Image 755 Ulysses Street, Golden, CO 80401
  • Image $10 members, $15 non-members

Note: this tour repeats on the same day at 1:30pm to 3:30pm. Visit graves of legendary Golden characters on the Golden Cemetery Tour. Hear stories about their lives from storyteller and guide Ed Weising. Tours begin and end at the Golden...

Golden Cemetery Tour <p>Note: this tour repeats on the same day at 1:30pm to 3:30pm.<br /><br />Visit graves of legendary Golden characters on the Golden Cemetery Tour. Hear stories about their lives from storyteller and guide Ed Weising. Tours begin and end at the Golden Cemetery. Four tours are available. Pricing - tickets are $10 for museum members or $15 for non-members. Members always get a discount. Membership pays for itself with just a few programs for your family. About Golden Cemetery - <br />The City of Golden owns and operates the Golden Cemetery. Among the historic notables buried here is George West. West, a Golden founder, started the Colorado Transcript newspaper in 1866. Additionally, Seth Lake, builder of Astor House in 1867, is buried in the Golden Cemetery. Many other pioneers and characters of the early west are at rest here.</p> America/North_Dakota/Center
  • Image 923 10th St., Golden, CO 80401
  • Image Free

See Epic Events, an exciting multimedia timeline of the major events and discoveries that shaped Golden. Also, the entire family will want to take a selfie in front of a huge photo backdrop depicting tourists with donkeys - once a common...

Free Night at the Museums: Golden History Center <p>See Epic Events, an exciting multimedia timeline of the major events and discoveries that shaped Golden. Also, the entire family will want to take a selfie in front of a huge photo backdrop depicting tourists with donkeys - once a common sight in Golden.</p> America/North_Dakota/Center

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