History in Headlines: A Walk Through Georgetown Colorado

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History in Headlines: A Walk Through Georgetown Colorado

Step back in time through the stories of a seasoned storyteller and history buff and learn about Georgetown's colorful past.

By Silver Queen Walking Tours

When and where

Date and time

May 25, 2019 · 10am - October 29 · 11:30am MDT


Silver Queen Walking Tours 614 Taos Street Georgetown, CO 80444

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No Refunds

About this event

Take a walk back in time through Georgetown, Colorado. Learn about its colorful past and diverse nineteenth-century community. People from every corner of the world, including recently freed people of color, came to this valley nestled in the heart of the Rocky Mountains to find a better life.

Learn about Georgetown's link to Wild Bill Hickock and Calamity Jane. Explore the evolution of Georgetown's historical landscape --which you may be surprised to find has not changed too much in over 100 years. Georgetown, homwe to nineteenth century mining magnates and all form of business entrepeneurs, is one of the few places in the United States that has retained its historic architectural landscape which dates back to the American European expansion into the West. 

About the organizer

Silver Queen Walking Tours

Welcome to the Georgetown-Silver Plume National Historic Landmark District (NHLD). Silver Queen Walking Tours is proud to share the legacy of the Old West’s colorful narrative which is populated by stories the likes of Hotel De Paris French proprietor Louis Dupuy, freed slave turned wild west entrepreneur Aunt Clara and Silver Baron William Arthur Hamill of Hamill House Museum fame. Designated NHLD status on November 13, 1966, Georgetown boasts over 200 protected historic buildings —artifacts of the  bustling nineteenth century mining days. It hardly seems fair to keep these stories all to ourselves! Which is why Silver Queen Walking Tours was born. We provide specially curated guided historic walking tours through Georgetown, focusing on the lively stories of it’s people and the role they played in weaving the legacy of our historic past.