History and Tours

Visiting Georgetown means taking a step back through Colorado’s rich history with an abundance of significant sites and museums for all to explore. Self-guided walking tours of the town are available along with these guided tours.

Museums

ALPINE HOSE #2 FIREFIGHTER MUSEUM

507 5th Street
Constructed between 1875-1880, this building housed the Alpine Hose Company No. 2 and is a major visual symbol in Georgetown.

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GEORGETOWN ENERGY MUSEUM

600 Griffith Street
Located in a fully functioning and operational Hydroelectric generating plant that has been in operation since 1900.

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HAMILL HOUSE MUSEUM

305 Argentine Street
Visit this beautifully restored 19th century home, and take a step back into the past. A must-see museum for all visitors!

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HOTEL DE PARIS MUSEUM

409 6th Street
Hotel de Paris Museum is the most unique and complete parcel of early Colorado history. A Site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

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Historic Sites

GEORGETOWN HERITAGE CENTER & CULTURAL ARTS PROGRAM

809 Taos Street
The Heritage Center is a place to celebrate our past, exhibit and practice traditional arts, enjoy live performances, and more.

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GEORGETOWN LOOP RAILROAD

1520 Argentine Street
An old-time steam locomotive chugs its way up the canyon hauling the train past the remains of several gold and silver mines.

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Tours

CAPITAL PRIZE GOLD MINE TOURS

1016 Biddle St
Walk over 1,000 ft (the longest walking tour in CO) into the mountain and see tunnels, several of the gold veins, and more.

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SILVER QUEEN WALKING TOURS

614 Taos, #1
Step back into the colorful narrative of history and hauntings. Silver Queen Walking Tours shares the legacy of the Old West.

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GEORGETOWN OUTDOOR DISCOVERY

Venture into our great outdoors with local guide, Kimberly Knox. She offers guided local walking, hiking, snowshoe tours, and more.

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Sightseeing

GUANELLA PASS SCENIC BYWAY

Co Rd 381
Drive along the incredibly scenic Guanella Pass. Leave from the south end of Georgetown and enjoy 22 miles of stunning views.

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