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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
  • 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.
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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

Oct 19, 2017

Golden Cemetery Tour
Oct 26, 2017

  • Image Oct 19, 2017
  • Image 755 Ulysses Street, Golden, CO 80401
  • Image From: 10:00 AM to 02:00 PM
  • 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> 755 Ulysses Street Golden, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Oct 19, 2017

  • Image Oct 19, 2017
  • Image 923 10th St., Golden, CO 80401
  • Image From: 4:30 PM to 8:00 PM
  • 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> 923 10th St. Golden, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Oct 19, 2017

  • Image Oct 19, 2017
  • Image 923 10th St., Golden, CO 80401
  • Image From: 05:30 PM to 07:00 PM
  • Image $10 GHM members, $15 non-members

Randi Samuelson-Brown will lead a discussion on the 1890s world of prostitution, licit and illicit drugs, bad whiskey recipes and the saloon and brothel culture that flourished in Colorado. Her book The Beaten Territory will be for sale....

Sex and Drugs in the 1890s <p>Randi Samuelson-Brown will lead a discussion on the 1890s world of prostitution, licit and illicit drugs, bad whiskey recipes and the saloon and brothel culture that flourished in Colorado. Her book The Beaten Territory will be for sale. Pricing and Location - members always get a discount. Membership pays for itself with just a few programs for your family.</p> <p>Program will be held at Golden History Center - $10 for GHM members; $15 non-members.</p> 923 10th St. Golden, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Oct 19, 2017

  • Image Oct 19, 2017
  • Image 923 10th St., Golden, CO 80401
  • Image From: 06:00 PM to 07:30 PM
  • Image $10 GHM members, $15 non-members

Robert S. “Batt” Battalino was a prize fighter who was good enough to star on the TV sports show The Greatest Fights of the Century, and was evil enough to commit murder in the foothills west of Golden. You will hear the story of Batt’s...

Murder and the Shanghai Prize Fighter <p>Robert S. “Batt” Battalino was a prize fighter who was good enough to star on the TV sports show The Greatest Fights of the Century, and was evil enough to commit murder in the foothills west of Golden.</p> <p>You will hear the story of Batt’s life, his crime, and the unusual bond he formed with the County Sheriff as he faced death in the gas chamber. Battalino was the first person executed for committing a crime in Jefferson County, Colorado. This multimedia program will be led by the popular Dennis Potter, retired Captain with Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department. See and learn about genuine artifacts from the City of Golden collection such as the actual handcuffs used to restrain Battalino during transport. Pricing and Location - Members always get a discount. Membership pays for itself with just a few programs for your family. $10 for GHM members; $15 non-members. Program will be held at Golden History Center.</p> 923 10th St. Golden, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

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