Explore the colorful past of Golden at three fascinating history museums, offering a unique collection of artifacts and exhibitions. Play around with local music and intriguing science at the Golden History Center. See old cabins and get a taste of rugged pioneer life at Clear Creek History Park. Tour the Astor House and get a compelling look into the inner workings of a 19th century boarding establishment. With an engaging assortment of exhibits, Golden History Museums provide great fun and education for visitors of all ages visiting this beautiful Colorado destination.
$3 admission for age 7 and up; free for members and kids 6 and under
Open Wednesday - Monday, 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Historic Golden Walking Tour
19th Century Architecture
Which Museum Should I Visit First?
The Golden History Center is the place to begin your exploration into Golden's past. Walk through the Show and Tell exhibit for an in-depth look into the city's interesting history. Take in an historical film or play around with interactive music and science exhibits. Peruse photos from the past and experience innovation and invention made right in Golden. After exploring this facility, be sure to check out Clear Creek History Park and the Astor House Museum.
Can I eat at the museums?
Food and beverages are welcome at Clear Creek History Park, however, there is no no eating or drinking is allowed inside any of the Golden History Museums. None of the three facilities provide dining options, however, visitors are encouraged to pack a picnic lunch for the outdoor tables in the park, which are situated in prime areas that offer great views of the scenic and historic area.