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Gilpin Historical Society, Central City Building Tour

I highly recommend the building tour in Central City. We saw the Thomas house, the opera house... read more

Reviewed 5 October 2018
Michael D
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Fantastic Museum

The overall experience was very informative. The curator was friendly and helpful. We were on an... read more

Reviewed 29 June 2018
chasec9
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228 East First High Street, Central City, CO
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Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

I highly recommend the building tour in Central City. We saw the Thomas house, the opera house, and the Teller Hotel. Our guide was very good at describing the lives and times of the people in the time of the mining boom. He would also...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Michael D
Reviewed 29 June 2018

The overall experience was very informative. The curator was friendly and helpful. We were on an ancestry search and found part of what we needed there in some historical books. Highly recommended.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 22 December 2017

My brothers and I were totally intrigued listening to the stories about this town. So many memories come to life as you take in the history.

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 19 December 2017

I had heard tales of someone who created a submarine to be used in local lakes around the 1800/1900s. I thought it was a tale tale to say the least. One day while killing some time, I popped into the museum since I had an...More

Date of experience: January 2017
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Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Central City thanks to our charming guide, Maggie who took us on a tour of the Teller Hotel. She was so full of interesting facts about the town in addition to entertaining anecdotes relating to the...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank JaneZ210
Reviewed 24 July 2016

Americans rushed to Gregory Gulch to make their fortunes after gold was discovered there in 1859. This lovely museum (1870s school house) captures the Gold Rush with interesting exhibits and excellent guides. Also see the miniature Main Street, a submarine (!), and rotating exhibits.

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Charles J
Reviewed 3 June 2016

Our tour guide, Jim, was a very knowledgeable history teacher city treasure! He took lots of time walking us around the Opera House and the Teller House Hotel. These places were at one time filled to capacity daily. Now they are used for tours mostly....More

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank Mary_the_tourist
Reviewed 15 October 2015

I did not go into the museum was closed. This is a historic town from the late 1800's. It was known as the "Silver Queen" for the silver boom during Pikes Peak Gold Rush1859. Today it's gold is from the Casino's . I'm sure it...More

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank poppy119
Reviewed 16 September 2015

This the center of activity for Central City and a great place to begin your visit. Alan, who manages the museum, will coordinate daily tours of Teller House and the Opera House which are just across the street. Well worth spending time here to review...More

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank maxfocus
Reviewed 3 September 2015 via mobile

Great artifacts from the early west. The guy who runs it is fantastic and the best thing the place has going for it. Spend time talking with him. You'll enjoy it...... it's only 6 bucks to get in. The downside is...central city is a complete...More

Date of experience: September 2015
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