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Gilpin History Museum
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Reviewed 29 June 2014

True relics of days gone by. You will get a feel for the life 100 years ago. Mining antiques, clothing and personal articles from the pioneers who settled Central City and Gilpin County.

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Reviewed 19 October 2013

I wanted to visit the museum but the reviews said it was only open between Memorial and Labor day. We went anyway because we wanted to see the last of the Fall colors and to visit the cemeteries. As we were walking around town we stopped at the visitor's center just across from the Opera House. It's a mini museum staffed by a very friendly and helpful young lady. I asked about the museum and she was more than happy to open it for us. By then, about nine folks had gathered and we all walked over to the museum. We had younger kids and she had a special task for them to do throughout the museum. If done, the reward was some rock candy! The museum itself it wonderful... full of interesting things. I loved it.

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Reviewed 29 July 2013

There are a few stairs to climb to get there, but this museum is GREAT! Not so big that it's takes all day, but just right. The volunteers there are wonderful, and willing to answer questions. Great pictures from Central City area life long ago, several 'rooms' recreated, artifacts from the 1800s....just a great museum.

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Reviewed 1 July 2013

I agree with the other 2 reviews - I loved the rooms that were restored to convey a drug store, gambling hall, miners cabin etc. There are displays about the brothels, lawyer offices and a mercantile. It does require paid admission ($6 per adult) when we went through. Please support this very worthwhile endeavor in Central City - it shows a great glimpse of the town before this round of gambling (they used to gamble in the 1890's too)

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Reviewed 17 January 2013

This place is very interesting. There is a lot of history to discover here including a submarine and celebrities who have appeared at the local theater/opera house. You will also get an education on mining and see some very intersting artifacts. Kids will like the displays and will be impressed that this building used to be a school house. It is a fun place to visit, and you will be glad that you stopped by.

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