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Address: 822 12th St, Golden, CO 80401
Phone Number: 303 278 3557
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Description: Built in 1867 when Golden was the territorial capital, the Astor House...
Built in 1867 when Golden was the territorial capital, the Astor House stayed in continuous operation as a boarding and rooming house until 1971, serving legislators, miners, and students. With one of the first bathtubs in town, the Astor House also attracted trail-dusted visitors willing to pay 25 cents for a hot bath. Although the tub is no longer used for soaking, a visit to the Astor House Museum will show you why it’s on the National Register of Historic Places!
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A Colorado House with History

This was a fun house to visit. It was not too fixed up and had an authentic feel to it. The bed rooms especially had a get down atmosphere. It was a hotel, a boarding house for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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Boulder, Colorado
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Boulder, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

This was a fun house to visit. It was not too fixed up and had an authentic feel to it. The bed rooms especially had a get down atmosphere. It was a hotel, a boarding house for quite a while and was even almost torn down in the 70s to make room for a parking lot, but was rescued. Children... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Neat house to take a look back into history and my 9 year old loved looking around. The young women working was very nice and knowledgeable about the houses history.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

I was excited about seeing this, but I was disappointed. There is a tub in the house that is thought to be the first one in Golden. The view from the balcony was nice. The furniture in the house was nothing special.

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turlock, california
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Read the other reviews and then GO! I won't do a repeat here but encourage anyone with a love of history, especially Colorado history, to take a half hour and tour the museum. It's only $3 each, can be done at your leisure and is also hands on which was nice when we checked out the washing machine. The museum... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Built in 1867, the Astor House is one of the oldest landmarks in Golden. They've kept this house true to the period with furniture, cookware, utensils, decor, etc. The woman who eventually bought the house took in laundry from the miners who would come down out of the mountains every so often. Bet that laundry was a fun job! The... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

You will enjoy visiting this unique museum - built in 1867. It was in continuous operation as a boarding house until 1971! Its location was convenient for Territorial legislators to stay at as it is located behind the old meeting hall (now a restaurant) when Golden was the territorial capitol of Colorado. Seth Lake built the house using hand-cut stone... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We were looking to get out of the house on a Saturday and decided to take a short trip over Golden. I had never noticed the Astor House, but it was near the top of the list when I searched Golden CO attractions. This is a cool step back into history and well worth the $3 admission. It's pretty quick,... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Especially for kids, this is a terrific museum in historic Golden, where at one time, the Astor House, a boarding house, had the only bathtub in town. With its spacious & beautifully restored dining room & authentic touches throughout - scrub boards, ice boxes, tin bread boxes, curling irons, chamber pots, washing "machines," etc. - this glimpse of yearning for... More 

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Sunnyvale
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Very worthwhile to learn about yesteryear lifestyle and history. This building was saved from being demolished to be a parking lot by the smart citizens of Golden. Wonderfully restored and well researched to recreate the era. Get the ticket to include a visit to the museum (Golden History Center) across Clear Creek, both for $5.00.

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Parker, CO
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Really liked this museum...they have a lot of period pieces, and the oral tapes were great! Pricewise, it was good as well. Just a fun 1 hour max visit!

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