Hotel de Paris Museum

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Hotel de Paris Museum

Hotel de Paris Museum
4.5
Historic Sites • Points of Interest & Landmarks • History Museums
Temporarily closedClosed until Jan 31, 2022
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Louis Dupuy’s Hotel de Paris (1875) is a former French inn, located in the Colorado Rockies, with an English style interior, built by Chinese laborers. The boldly refashioned and reimagined futures of the hotel’s proprietors and workers illustrate the possibility of second chances through reinvention in the Western United States. Hotel de Paris Museum™, a Site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, is owned and operated by The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America in the State of Colorado. Hours may vary. Call or go online for details.
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steve b
The Woodlands, TX297 contributions
Aug 2021
The founder of this hotel was way ahead of his time. From the food to the design of the hotel to the debates that brought folks from all over the world to Georgetown. A must see!
Written September 1, 2021
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ConversationStarters
Gainesville, GA333 contributions
Aug 2021
Fascinating history museum of a Georgetown Landmark. Very informative step back in time. Excellent guided tour.
Written August 22, 2021
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Nostalgiyeah
Bellevue, WA1,625 contributions
Jul 2021
This is a very imposing museum nestled in a very scenic and charming Colorado town. We took the guided tour, which we had reserved in advance online but there weren't any other folks touring with us during a Saturday morning. This was an original hotel that was in operation from the late 19th century till about the middle of last century and have hosted many high profile visitors. There are guided tours offered every hour, on the hour. Our docent was extremely friendly and knowledgeable. She explained to us that the hotel was constructed by a French man, who travelled to the US, subsequently enlisted in the US Army and travelled west to Wyoming. He then deserted the Army and moved to Georgetown, which was a mining area. He eventually ended up in the mining industry but suffered an accident in the mine left him seriously injured. The residents of Georgetown collected money to help with his treatment and a portion of that was used by him to set up this hotel.

The restoration work done on this property is very impressive and it was indeed quite a sight to hear and see how accommodations looked a century ago. It was remarkable that they had some of the original furnishings and even a carpet from those days! The tour helped us understand the architecture of the property, interesting information about electricity and plumbing at the hotel to details about the food provided to guests at the hotel.
Written August 1, 2021
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ColoDream
Silverthorne, CO197 contributions
Dec 2019
was in Georgetown for their Christmas Festival weekend. walked up to the end of the street and saw that this was open. walked in thinking it was just another of Georgetown's tourist stores which it is as you first walk in. but then found out it is a museum of the original hotel. talked briefly with one of the guides and then decided to pay the $10 admission to check it out. what a wonderful surprise for my wife and me. the hotel is 90% original from when it was in operation from 1880's till about 1940's. so it it authentic snapshot in time. it is self guided but there are several guides throughout to provide information and to answer questions. the restoration is very impressive. a treat was that for the Christmas Festival, they had warm cider and amazing cookies in the kitchen. overall, this was well worth it. highly recommended.
Written December 8, 2019
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GW B
Topeka, KS70 contributions
Oct 2019
If you're spending time in Georgetown you're probably interested in railroads, mining, Victorian era architecture, history, or all of the above. Allow a hour or so for a tour of this hotel.

Well preserved with original furnishings and artifacts, the Hotel de Paris will give you a good sense of what Georgetown was like at it's peak. The back story of the owner is worth your time to hear from one of the knowledgeable museum docents while taking the tour.
Written December 4, 2019
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Mia Voss
Denver, CO1,449 contributions
Sep 2019
One of the most authentic and delightful museums set in the charming town of Georgetown Colorado which is a quick 70ish minute drive from Denver.

Executive Director Kevin Kuharic and staff were delightful and so knowledgeable. 90% of the items in the hotel museum are original! You can't help but feel you've stepped back in time when walking around at looking at all of the items. Even the books are original.

Big Plus: Their experiential wine cheese and charcuterie event is amazing and the full tour is definitely worth it.
Written October 1, 2019
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Judith59_10
Taunton, UK60 contributions
Jun 2019
The life story of Louis Dupuy as told by the museum guide with such passion and knowledge of his subject stays with you when you have long since left Georgetown. We bought a little book to re read and it is truly a remarkable and inspiring story of how the hotel was developed. Do not miss when visiting historical Georgetown.
Written September 26, 2019
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SRQgirl
Sarasota, FL13,331 contributions
Aug 2019
The Hotel de Paris is a historic gem in the downtown.
Most all the furnishings in the hotel are original.
There are interesting photos on the walls and the building is in excellent condition.
I spoke with the Director while there. He was a wealth of information.
Take the guided tour.
Definitely worth a visit.
Written August 20, 2019
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MikeyMike6565
Charleston, SC7 contributions
Jul 2019 • Family
Our very knowledgeable and friendly guide made this tour special. The house, and the history around it, is fascinating. Like most of the reviewers, we stumbled upon the hotel, but if you're going to Georgetown, I would recommend setting aside an hour for the tour.
Written July 30, 2019
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cherrytree80
Arlington, VA117 contributions
Jun 2019 • Couples
The hotel had most of the original furnishings, which our guide did an outstanding job of working into the story of the place and of the proprietor. Not to be missed!
Written July 2, 2019
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Hotel de Paris Museum is open:
  • Sun - Sat 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM