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Review of Byers-Evans House

Byers-Evans House
Ranked #34 of 221 things to do in Denver
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: The Center for Colorado Women’s History focuses on scholarship, research, lectures, tours and exhibits that expand the understanding and collective memory of the history of women in Colorado. Most importantly, the Center is connecting local stories to the broader stories of women’s history worldwide. The Byers-Evans House has been the home to inspiring women since 1883. It has been beautifully restored to the era of 1912-1924 and is furnished with the Evans family's belongings. Guided house tours weave together the stories of the many women who lived and worked in the home and the impact of the families on early Denver. The gallery features an exhibit on topics in Colorado women's history. The house is on view by guided tours only. The museum shop features locally made gifts and books on Colorado, Denver and women's history.
Reviewed July 23, 2013

This is a much (MUCH) more authentic house museum than Molly Brown's home, which was gutted of family possessions and used as as boarding house for many years before being renovated as a house museum. At the Byers-Evans home, you tour a house that has been in the family for much of its history and where most of the items on display are their personal possessions. The decor dates from mid-19th century to mid-20th, which actually is half the fun because you can see where things were renovated over time to accommodate a growing family, a retired Governor, a spinster aunt, etc. etc. I especially enjoyed the dining room and kitchen. I was there on a Saturday afternoon but was the only person in the tour, so got a private tour. My docent was very knowledgeable and didn't rush me at all. The ticket price is quite reasonable.

4  Thank gazooby
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Reviewed July 9, 2013

We had no knowledge of the Byers or Evans families prior to this trip but really enjoyed learning about them. What makes this tour extra special is that the house is original and almost untouched, yet at the same time they have a really relaxed attitude about photos etc. Good value and the tour guides are genuinely interested and like chatting.

2  Thank Brettyboy
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Reviewed July 3, 2013

This is a beautiful house that has been remarkably preserved. Nearly all of the furnishings are original. The woodwork throughout the house is stunning. Our guide was knowledgeable and pleasant. He had plenty of stories to tell. The house is also huge! It just keeps going.

On our way in, we asked about educator discounts (both my boyfriend and I are educators). While they do not have educator discounts, the gentleman did tell us that teachers and chaperones are usually given free admission when they attend with a school group. He also mentioned that they allow any students in a school group free admission if they cannot afford the fee. I was very impressed by this. The group that preserves this house is clearly interested not only in preservation but also in education.

I also noticed another interaction that impressed me. One female came in moments before the last tour was about to begin. The tour guide told her to just come along and that she could pay at the end. He did not want her to miss anything.

Over all, I was extremely impressed with the entire operation. The house was beautiful, the tour was great, and the customer service was top notch. I would happily return for another visit.

4  Thank Deirdre K
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Reviewed May 20, 2013

I toured this historic home on the same day I visited the Molly Brown Museum (a walkable distance if you're in the neighborhood). While I enjoyed them both and think this home has more to offer in terms of quality and quantity of original artifacts, the Molly Brown home does a better job of marketing themselves and presenting themselves professionally. The Byers-Evans families also certainly contributed more to the history of Colorado but the lack of upkeep on the exterior of the home and lawn may make potential visitors keep walking. A big plus is the lack of ropes inside the home, it's easy to imagine the families life there.

I do wish that the young lady who was my guide had been a little more professionally dressed (although she was very knowledgeable and obviously had a connection to the home) and was a little less sarcastic in some of her comments and responses to questions.

3  Thank with2boys
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Reviewed March 14, 2013

If you are at all interested in the history of Denver, it's residents and the difference a family can have in the development of a community this is a must see for you. Beautifully restored and furnished with 90% of it's original pieces, the home tells the story of the Evans family (from the period of 1912-1924) and their descendants who occupied the home for over 90 years. Allow about an hour minimum for a docent led tour. Located on the same block and sharing a wall with the Denver Art Musuem.

5  Thank clpj
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