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“Great local history”
Review of Astor House Museum

Astor House Museum
Ranked #28 of 56 things to do in Golden
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Owner description: The Astor House is closed to the public for historic rehabilitation. 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!
Golden, Colorado
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275 reviews
80 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
“Great local history”
Reviewed January 28, 2013

Worth the visit during tour times and to better understand what things were like 150 years ago. Great special events, and only 2 blocks from the Clear Creek History Park.

Visited December 2012
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Austin, Texas
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36 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Worth a look if you have the time”
Reviewed December 29, 2012

I wouldn't call this a must-see, but it's definitely got some interesting things about it. The lady at the front was helpful and friendly, very reasonable price to get in. I enjoyed learning about how it got started, the way it changed over the years, and imagining the different people who stayed there through their automated tour system. They don't have tour guides (it doesn't seem they can afford them), but they have little buttons to push with pre-recorded bits of trivia and history, so you could get quite a bit of info from them if you've got the patience to listen to all they have to offer.

Visited December 2012
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Carmel, Indiana
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Back in Time”
Reviewed November 25, 2012

Enjoyed this lovely House from the past ! Beautiful look back in time . Can see the mountains and part of town from the balcony.

Visited November 2012
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Thank Dmarie1957
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Golden, Colorado
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80 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Local History is Fun”
Reviewed September 24, 2012

The Astor House is one of those treasures that Golden has and enjoys sharing with residents and visitors alike. Everything about the Astor House takes one back in time from the equipped kitchen to the period beds in the upstairs rooms. The little gift shop has aprons by a local seamstress and cute items for the kids. It's always a fun visit for me.

Visited September 2012
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San Francisco
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332 reviews
92 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
“Small delight”
Reviewed July 7, 2012

This is an historic two story boarding house. Small, but also inexpensive. Very helpful volunteer staff, and well-appointed as a step back in time. Only worth the time if you are in love with Golden.

Visited July 2012
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