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Hamill House Museum

305 Argentine Street, Georgetown, CO
303-569-2840
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Ranked #5 of 10 Attractions in Georgetown
Type: Historic Sites
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Owner description: This Country Gothic Revival home originally belonged to silver baron William Arthur Hamill. Hamill greatly expanded a small Rocky Mountain home into a... more » Owner description: This Country Gothic Revival home originally belonged to silver baron William Arthur Hamill. Hamill greatly expanded a small Rocky Mountain home into a grand display of Georgetown's wealth in the latter part of the 19th century. « less
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New York City, New York
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484 reviews 484 reviews
207 attraction reviews
292 helpful votes 292 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Businessmen built fortunes and created jobs. Politicians were, then, as now, well, politicians. That's what Mr. Willaim A Hamill was: a silver investor, the tour guide tells you, but then he goes on to explain: he hang around with politicians, was one of the first state senators, the Governor nominated him to be the Railroad commissioner... All this in between... More

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Erie, Colorado
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I LOVED touring historic homes and I've done MANY! This one would be in my top 5! Pat, our guide, was beyond amazing! SUPER nice guy and very educated on the place. He knew the answer to every question we asked! He was sweet. Our son was beat up tired (13 years old) and didn't have another tour in him... More

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Littleton, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Excellent tour and gorgeous house! The guide was very knowledgeable about the house but also about the history of Georgetown and that really brought everything to life. We'll definitely go back again!

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Aurora
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37 reviews 37 reviews
19 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This is a beautiful house and you can experience how the rich lived back in the 20th century! Beautiful decor and fascinating to see just what money could buy you in the early frontier days.

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San Diego, California
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96 attraction reviews
154 helpful votes 154 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

Mr. Hamill who owned and expanded the Hamill House had lots of money and wanted everyone to know it. The wood work inside the house is intricately carved. They had a conservatory right in the house with heat coming up from the floor so they could sit in the garden even in the dead of winter and enjoy the flowers.... More

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Denver, Colorado, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

We took the Georgetown Loop and missed this museum years back as it was closed. Went today and arrived when a tour was in progress. The woman didn't give a very good tour and hurried us along - so we missed several rooms as she wanted us to join what was in progress. The house is very nice and I... More

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

This was our second tour of the Hamill House, and we're glad we came again. This time we toured with my daughter's class, and they added an awesome hands-on exhibit for the kids in one of the back buildings. The kiddos could touch all sorts of old-time kitchen and laundry gadgets! They really enjoyed it. Thanks Hamill staff for a... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

I don't gush over everything I visit, but instead I try to provide objective reviews. In this case, there's nothing bad about Hamill House or the Christmas celebration; but there's nothing unique about them either. Detailed notes are below, but I'd sum it up this way - if you really like touring old houses and hearing their histories, you'll enjoy... More

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Sharon R, General Manager at Hamill House Museum, responded to this review

Dear TheObjectiveCritic: Thank you for your very objective review. We use reviews such as yours to improve what the museum offers to visitors. As you mentioned in your review of the Hamill House Museum, the majority of furnishings and decorations are original to the house. All of the "architecture" is original to the house. Perhaps what makes the Hamill House... More

Aurora
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77 reviews 77 reviews
17 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

The Hamill House tour was part of a recreational trip package we participated in from Aurora, Colorado. The main reason for the trip was to attend the Christmas Fair taking place throughout town, but we also got tickets to tour the Hotel de Paris and the Hamill House. As with the Hotel de Paris, the tour guides brought the place... More

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East Hampton, Connecticut
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

We were actually very lucky as my nephews wife works there and she was able to give us a private tour. What a great old house with a lot of history behind it. A must see when visiting historic Georgetown.

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