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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
  • Motor Coach Parking:
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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

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

Patty Limerick’s Western Mining program features conversation on bridging the gap between past and present. Learn about issues within the context of Colorado’s rich mining history. Patty Limerick promotes civil, problem-solving discourse on...

Western Mining with Patty Limerick <p>Patty Limerick’s Western Mining program features conversation on bridging the gap between past and present. Learn about issues within the context of Colorado’s rich mining history. Patty Limerick promotes civil, problem-solving discourse on exploration of controversial modern topics. She is Colorado Faculty Director and Chair of the Board of the Center of the American West, as well as Colorado State Historian. Join us at Golden History Center. Program begins at Golden History Center at 2 p.m. sharp. The program will last around an hour. More great programs - </p> <p>If you’re interested in Western Mining, you’ll like our other programs too. Check out Georgetown’s Miners and Moguls in July. Members always get a discount. Membership pays for itself with just a few programs for your family. Join us.</p> America/North_Dakota/Center

Homesteaders’ Day
Jun 24, 2017

  • Image 923 10th St., Golden, CO 80401
  • Image Free

Experience 19th century homesteading, explore the historic cabins, try woodstove cooking, learn about blacksmithing, and take a lesson at the schoolhouse.

Homesteaders’ Day <p>Experience 19th century homesteading, explore the historic cabins, try woodstove cooking, learn about blacksmithing, and take a lesson at the schoolhouse.</p> America/North_Dakota/Center
  • Image 923 10th St., Golden, CO 80401
  • Image $10 members, $15 non-members

The Pike’s Peak Gold Rush made this town. Later, it was called the “Silver Queen of Colorado.” It’s now a popular tourist stop with a loop railway. Georgetown has worn many hats! Georgetown’s Miners, Moguls is the topic of historian Ed Weising for...

Georgetown’s Miners and Moguls <p>The Pike’s Peak Gold Rush made this town. Later, it was called the “Silver Queen of Colorado.” It’s now a popular tourist stop with a loop railway. Georgetown has worn many hats! Georgetown’s Miners, Moguls is the topic of historian Ed Weising for this evening. Celebrate the town and the characters who reinvented it over the years.</p> <p>Join us at Golden History Center. Program begins at Golden History Center at 6 p.m. sharp. The program will last around two hours. Members always get a discount. Membership pays for itself with just a few programs for your family. Join us.</p> America/North_Dakota/Center

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