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Byers-Evans House

1310 Bannock Street, Denver, CO 80204
303 620 4933
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Ranked #25 of 141 Attractions in Denver
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums
Most recent review
- Sep 10, 2014
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Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

I love touring old houses and hope my children will grow to love it as well. The 45-minute guided tour was interesting for the adults and not too long for the kids. Many of the furnishings are originals. This is worth your time. The entrance fee is $6 or less per person.

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Miami, Florida
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25 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

The Byers-Evans House was well worth the visit. It is required that you visit on a guided tour, and our guide was very knowledgeable about the history of the house and its contents. Because the family lived in the house until 1981 when it was donated to the Colorado Historical Society, most of the furnishings are original to the house.... More

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El Dorado Hills, California
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Great tour. The docent was very knowledgeable. The house was full of original furniture and items from the two families that lived there. Seeing the additions from the 'new family' in 1912 from the original build in 1859 was amusing. If you love history and contrasts, this is the tour for you.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Did a tour today and it was very enjoyable. Lots of beautiful stuff in the house that belonged to the last owners of the house. The tour lady's did a great job of explaining everything to us. Recommend it!

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Gainesville, Florida
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9 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

I enjoyed a private tour (because no one else had come). The tour guide was very knowledgeable, and when she didn't know about one item, she remembered to ask another employee at the end of the tour. I loved imagining the way the family members had lived 100 years ago. The curators have carefully placed objects in rooms to show... More

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NE US
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389 reviews 389 reviews
52 attraction reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

We took the 45 min house tour. This worked well with a small group. The vast majority of the stuff in the house is original to the family. If you like older home tours this one was excellent and should be taken when in Denver.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

Had a couple hours w/ no plan so decided to check out this historic site which is right next to the great Denver Art Museum. Others have already described it well so will just add "ditto" -only thing to remember is that you can only go through the house on a tour so check the times. The tour is 45... More

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Framingham, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

We visited the museum since we were delayed in Denver because of bad weather. We met several other visitors from our home state of Massachusetts. The tour guide was very knowledgeable about the history of the families who lived in this historic home in the heart of Denver and made the whole tour very informative. It was remarkable to see... More

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Cottonwood, Arizona
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

The Byers - Evans House Museum - The home was built for William Byers, of the Rocky Mountain News. Byers used the paper to promote Denver and the region. The William Evans family (son of the Colorado Territorial Governor) bought the house in 1889. Evans headed the Denver Tramway Company (mass transit), developed Moffat Tunnel, piercing the Continental Divide for... More

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Dunnellon, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

The Byers-Evans House was home to two prominent Denver families. It was Built in 1883, and has been beautifully restored to the period between 1912 and 1924. Your visit will include a guided tour of the home with a guide who will provide historical background of both the house and its former owners. The museum also houses a small art... More

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