Museums

Hamill House

A popular tour in Georgetown is the historic Hamill House Museum—a beautiful Gothic Revival-style building that was once the home of the town's most famous silver baron, William A. Hamill. The house, which was completed in 1879, was built to Hamill's exacting specifications of the finest materials available. Furnishings were brought in from as far away as England, Hamill's birthplace.
In 1971 the house was purchased by Historic Georgetown, Inc. and is now being restored. Many of the original features of the house arc still intact, including walnut woodwork, hand-painted wallpaper and imported marble fireplaces.
Located at Third and Argentine Streets
Phone: (303) 569-2840
HOURS OF OPERATION: Summer (Memorial Day to Sept. 30)
Daily, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Winter: 10/1 - 12/31 weekends
Noon to 4 p.m.
Group tours available by arrangement.
Fee

Hotel De Paris

The Hotel de Paris has been drawing people to Georgetown since it opened in 1875—then as one of the state's premier hotels and restaurants and now as a museum. The hotel was built by Louis Dupuy, a Frenchman who came to Georgetown in 1870 to seek his fortune in mining. When an accident ended Dupuy's mining career, he purchased a small bakery and within a few years had turned it into a luxurious hotel run on the lines of the Normandy inns he remembered from his childhood. The hotel is now owned and operated as a museum by the Colorado chapter of the Colonial Dames.
Located at sixth and Griffith Street
Phone: (303) 569-2311 HOURS OF OPERATION:
Summer (Memorial Day to Labor Day): daily, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Winter: weekends from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Fee

Energy Museum

The Georgetown Hydroelectric Station is located on the east end of Sixth Street on the former site of the What Cheer Mill. Originally constructed by the United Light and Power Generation Company in 1900, it is the second oldest operating hydroelectric facility in the state. In 1924 ownership of the station was transferred to the Public Service Company of Colorado. Much of the original equipment in the building is still being used today. Recently the Public Service Company, in conjunction with Historic Georgetown, Inc., opened the doors of the station to the public as an energy museum.

This operating hydroelectric plant was built in 1900 and continues to operate today. Visitors can see 100-year-old equipment, generators, early electrical applicances, and walk through the plant. Visitors can learn about the early development of electricity in Colorado, and learn just how electricity is created. Plenty of historic photos and text are on display, too. The museum is open seven days each week during the months of June-September, 10 AM until 4 PM, Sundays Noon to 4 PM. No addmission.

Of Special Interest:The Georgetown Energy Museum is seeking volunteers to help out during the summer season, welcoming visitors to the museum and giving a short introduction and history about the building and the generators. Committing just four to six hours a month for three months would give you an excuse to get to Georgetown and would help the museum handle guests coming in the door.
If you wish to help out,
please E-Mail the Georgetown Energy Museum!
600 Griffith Street
Georgetown, CO 80444
HOURS OF OPERATION:
June-September
10:00 AM to 4 PM
Group tours available by appointment.
Call: 303-569-3557