Argo Mill and Tunnel

Your tour of the ARGO includes a view into the past history of the ARGO Mill and Tunnel through viewing a history movie that will explain its’ origins. Our walking tour historians will offer a demonstration of mining equipment outside the gift shop and tour office, then transport you up to our ore mine, the […]

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Capital Prize Mine

The Capital Prize Gold Mine is an authentic 1860s underground walking tour through a tunnel that travels over 1,000 feet into the mountain. The Griffith Brothers began work on the mine in 1867 to reach the major gold and silver of the mother-load (the Aetna vein) at a depth of 3,200 feet. The Griffith brothers […]

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Edgar Experimental Mine

Students and staff at the mine conduct guided tours for groups of ten or more (with reservations) throughout the year. Tours generally last one hour, but can be tailored to accommodate some special requests. More than one-half mile of underground workings representing over 100 years of mine development are covered on the tour. Lighted displays […]

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Georgetown Energy Museum

Georgetown Energy Museum is located in a fully functioning and operational Hydroelectric generating plant in Georgetown, Colorado. The plant is owned and operated by Xcel Energy. It has been in operation since1900.

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Georgetown Loop Railroad

The Georgetown Loop Railroad® was one of Colorado’s first visitor attractions. Completed in 1884, this spectacular stretch of 3 foot narrow gauge railroad was considered an engineering marvel for its time as it snaked up the valley crossing over beautiful Clear Creek 4 times including on the spectacular 95 foot tall High Bridge. The Georgetown […]

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Georgetown’s Heritage Center

The Georgetown Schoolhouse is “the” iconic structure in the Georgetown Silver Plume National Historic Landmark District, a district designated because of its importance in interpreting the 19th century mining boom in the Rocky Mountain West. Located about 45 miles west of Denver in Georgetown, Colorado, the District has over 400 historic resources, but this most […]

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Georgetown’s Firefighting Museum

In many ways, the Alpine Hose building is the major visual and historical symbol for the town of Georgetown. Constructed between 1875 and 1880, this building housed the Alpine Hose Company No. 2. Unlike many early mining towns in Colorado, Georgetown was never leveled by fire, due in no small part to the dedication and […]

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Hamill House Museum

Originally constructed by Joseph Watson as a modest Country Gothic house in 1867, it was later purchased by Watson’s wealthy brother-in-law William Arthur Hamill. By 1879, Hamill had greatly expanded the mountain estate into a lavishly beautiful home with its conservatory, gas lighting, bay windows, walnut woodwork, central heating, and luxurious interior decor. The Hamill […]

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Hotel de Paris Museum

The Hotel De Paris Museum™, a site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, is owned and operated by The National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the State of Colorado. Louis Dupuy’s legendary Hotel de Paris dates back to the silver mining boom, when it served as a first-class French restaurant, showroom […]

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