Golden History Museum & Park

Golden History Museum & Park

Golden History Museum & Park
4.5
12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
About
Pioneer life in the hills and canyons near Golden was harsh, difficult, and not for the faint of heart. Most who survived in the beautiful, if inhospitable region, succeeded as farmers and ranchers. Relive the experience by exploring the blacksmith shop, log cabins, hay barn and root cellar. Visit with our heirloom-breed chickens and discover a buzzing beehive. On select days, interact with costumed interpreters who enliven the landscape with cooking and blacksmithing demonstrations. Step inside the one-room Guy Hill Schoolhouse and take a seat in a student’s desk, but don’t wisecrack to the school mistress! After your History Park visit, remember to check out the free (for all of 2019) Golden History Museum directly across Clear Creek.
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Victoria N
Gateshead, UK3,215 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
I visited for the first time recently from the UK. My sister and I managed to get parked for free nearby, however it was difficult due to so many people tubing on the river! The little park is free and you can see the remains of a few old pioneer buildings, including old cabins, a schoolhouse and cart etc. It's interesting however certainly not a museum.
Written 29 August 2022
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NewillDB
Indianapolis, IN436 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021
Just walking the trail along the creek - pick up a guide to the various buildings. Do check out the silly chickens!
Written 29 September 2021
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Marcia W
Maryland150 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Couples
Interesting self-guided tour of historic buildings downtown. We saw a blacksmith demo the day we went that added greatly to the experience. It was nicely preserved but would be much enhanced with interpreters.
Written 21 July 2021
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poukala
Macomb, MI1,031 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
We saw this area as we were returning from our creek walk. It is open to the public, but it appears that we were not there during demonstration hours. It was cool to look at the historic buildings.
Written 29 September 2019
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bobwyzguy
Bayport, MN29 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
Nice little self-guided tour of history building from the Golden area. Many buildings and other artifacts, a wonderful garden, and even some chickens
Written 5 September 2019
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Chris D.
Orland Park, IL7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Friends
While out walking in Old Orland with a friend we stopped at the History Museum,in the old village hall,on Beacon. What a great find. The exhibit was about the police,fire and public works in the village and it was so interesting. The museum also offers history walks around town, and special event programs. I highly recommend a visit!
Written 15 August 2019
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Kit
8 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019
This is on the south bank of Clear Creek, a stream with very nice trails and is well-loved to the point of being almost overwhelming on a busy summer day. The History Park has chickens the kids can feed with a machine that dispenses food for the kids to toss for $0.25. Keep an eye out for events where the Museum and Park have actors such as prairie farmers and a working blacksmith!
Written 28 May 2019
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Pitchman101
Colorado Springs, CO38 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Family
Just an excellent experience for the children as well as the adults. Like walking back in time. Beautiful area along the river also.
Written 15 January 2019
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Taylor B
Chicago, IL8,761 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018
The Golden History Park, formerly the Clear Creek History Park, is home to many of the original buildings from the Pearce Ranch in Golden Gate Canyon, Colorado. Today, the park is located 15 miles away from the old Pearce Ranch, at 11th and Arapahoe in Golden, Colorado, a short walk from downtown Golden. Thomas and Henrietta Pearce raised eight children on the ranch, one of the largest in the area in 1912. Golden History Park is located along Clear Creek. The outdoor setting re-creates the look and feel of a late 1800s mountain ranch complete with gardens, a working blacksmith shop, school house, chicken coop, bee yard and root cellar. Stroll through the park and imagine yourself growing potatoes or raising chickens as part of a homesteading family. Peek through the windows of real 1800s cabins and see other buildings from the ranch like the barn, chicken coop and a two-seat outhouse. Also see the 1876 Guy Hall school house, which served the needs of canyon residents until 1951. When a housing development threatened the ranch buildings in the early 1990s, the community rallied to save a piece of Golden's history. Beginning in 1994, the buildings were moved to Golden, log by log, where they were reconstructed over the course of four years. The park opened to visitors in the spring of 1999. Thomas Pearce was a hard rock miner from Cornwall, England, who moved to Colorado at the age of 19 to start a new life. Arriving in 1878, he quickly found work in the gold and silver mines of Central City and Black Hawk, including the famous Bob Tail Gold Mine. In 1900, he began homesteading in a beautiful valley between Central City and Golden. The Pearce/Helps Cabin is all original, dating to 1878. Five different families called it home before it was purchased by Pearce in 1919. It is outfitted with period furnishings like a coffee grinder, bathtub, pump organ and cooking stove. The Reynolds Cabin was owned by the Reynolds family, which operated their own 240-acre ranch next to Pearce's ranch. The Reynolds family lived in this cabin that dates to 1873. The Pearce family purchased the Reynolds Ranch in 1912. Admission to the park is free. The grounds are open seven days a week from sunrise to sunset.
Written 5 November 2018
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SkipperBill2
Belvidere, IL761 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Couples
We enjoyed a nice walk along the creek and visiting the historic buildings at the site. Conveniently downtown.
Written 6 August 2018
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