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Address: 822 12th St, Golden, CO 80401
Phone Number: 303 278 3557
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Sun 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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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Ahead of its time

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 22, 2015
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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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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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Golden, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This very well kept museum was a boarding house where legislators in early Colorado lived. I found it fascinating because my grandmother had a boarding house (albeit at the New Jersey shore) with many of the same kitchen tools, furniture, wall paper etc. There is a lovely little historic garden and a tiny shop with teacups etc. At different times... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

We enjoyed this house. Lots of historical information and recordings to listen to. We enjoyed it very much.

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Buffalo, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

It doesn't take much time or money to see this charming old boarding house. You can go at your own pace with the audio stations they have. If you get the combo ticket it's a total of $5 to also see the Golden History Center, which is also well worth visiting. It'll take to total of ~2.5-3 hours if you... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

It was quite interesting to see how they lived at the turn of the century in Golden, and the fact that it was the first hotel, it would maybe have been better had it been a guided tour, but I think it is run on a volunteer basis (not sure). The young lady on the front desk was very helpful... More 

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Address: 822 12th St, Golden, CO 80401
Phone Number: 303 278 3557
Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Golden
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

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