Gold & Silver Mine Tours • Argo Gold Mill Mine Museum 2350 Riverside Drive, Idaho Springs www.historicargotours.com (303) 567-2421 In 1894 the longest mining tunnel in the world connected Idaho Springs and Central City. This historic selfguided mine and mill tour with gold panning is open daily and Winter Tours are subject to weather. Fee.
• Edgar Experimental Mine 365 Eighth Avenue, Idaho Springs (303) 567-2911 Open late May through August. Tours take one hour and go a half mile underground. This mine is run by the students and faculty of the Colorado School of Mines who try out traditional mining techniques as well as the latest advances in technology. By appointment only, please call ahead for tour. Fee.
• Georgetown Loop Railroad and Lebanon Silver Mine Tour 646 Loop Drive, Georgetown 825 Railroad Avenue, Silver Plume www.georgetownlooprr.com (888) 456-6777 All Aboard! Journey back in time with a ride on one of Colorado’s great historic rails. Whether it’s your first time or your 10th you’ll
be amazed at the wonder and excitement of traveling the Devil’s Gate High Bridge and riding the engineering marvel that is the Georgetown Loop! Lebanon Silver Mine tour is only accessible by train. Open May through January. Fee. • Phoenix Gold Mine 800 Trail Creek Road, Idaho Springs www.phoenixgoldmine.com (303) 567-0422 Explore this working gold mine with a third-generation hard rock miner. Great story telling and fun for the entire family. Try your hand at gold panning on Trail Creek. Fee.
Museum Tours • Bowman-White House Museum 901 Rose Street, Georgetown www.historicgeorgetown.org (303) 569-2840 Tours of this historic home are available through Historic Georgetown, Inc. Please call in advance. Fee. • George Rowe Museum 905 Main Street, Silver Plume (303) 569-2562 Located in a schoolhouse built in 1894 of Silver Plume brick. Open Memorial Day to Labor Day. Donations requested.
• Georgetown Energy Museum 399 Sixth Street, Georgetown (303) 569-3557 An educational tour of the history of energy and power at a working hydroelectric plant. Open Memorial Day through Labor Day, 11am to 5 pm, seven days a week. Group tours by appointment. Donations requested. • Georgetown’s Firefighting Museum at Hose House No. 2 5th Street, Georgetown www.historicgeorgetown.org (303) 569-2840 Exhibits include hose carts, a hand pulled hook and ladder wagon, memorabilia, and the tower with hose drying racks and a fire alarm system utilizing a telegraph device to activate the bell. Open Memorial Day through Labor Day. Fee. • Hamill House Museum 305 Argentine Street, Georgetown www.historicgeorgetown.org (303) 569-2840 Visit this beautifully restored 19th-century Victorian home and experience our new handson exhibit in the laundry house/ summer kitchen, which is now part of our regular tour. Fee.
Published on May 8, 2014
Published on May 8, 2014
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