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Historic Georgetown, Inc.

Historic Georgetown Inc. (HGI) is a private nonprofit organization whose primary purpose is to assist in the efforts to preserve and interpret the spirit of Georgetown's mining past. Georgetown is a study in history, architecture and historic preservation in addition to being a living 21st century community.

HGI owns and operates The Hamill House Museum, which is the centerpiece of its comprehensive residential interpretation of the Georgetown-Silver Plume National Historic Landmark District (designated 1966) within the context of the Rocky Mountain Mining West. Originally constructed by Joseph Watson as a modest Country Gothic house in 1867, it was later purchased by Watson's wealthy brother-in-law William Arthur Hamill. By 1879, Hamill had greatly expanded the mountain estate into a lavishly beautiful home with its conservatory, gas lighting, bay windows, walnut woodwork, central heating, and luxurious interior decor.  The other buildings on the property include the carriage house, Mr. Hamill's granite office building, a laundry/summer kitchen, and a spacious six-seater privy.

The Hamill House is a great venue for hosting events. We also offer house tours and group walking tours of the pristinely preserved Victorian village of Georgetown. Check our calendar of events to see what's on at HGI.

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