Golden History Museum & Park 39.7561° N -105.225° W


Golden History Museum & Park engages and inspires visitors through preserving and sharing Golden’s history.

The Golden History Museum is a dynamic, modern museum with exhibits, research library, artifact lab, children’s gallery, and theater.

The Golden History Park is a three-acre outdoor learning lab with historic buildings that replicate a 19th century mountain homestead.

The museum’s acclaimed educational programming includes the award-winning Building Colorado classroom outreach program for third- and fourth-graders, Hands-on History Summer Camp, and Golden City Trading Post field trip experience. A multitude of public programs for adults including lectures, tours, film screenings, and more are offered year-round.


923 10th Street
Golden, CO 80401

+1 303-278-3557

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Financial Literacy, History, 19th Century, Economics, Geography, 20th Century, Science, Social Studies, Cultural Connections, Math, Money, Civil War, Native Americans, Agriculture
School Based Program, Field Trip
3, 4, 5, K, 1, 2
Reduced Price For Title 1 Schools

Learning Experiences

Field Trip

Golden City Trading Post

Alongside local partners, GHM&P will provide activities and experiences at Golden History Park. All demonstrations and crafts will be linked to late 19th and early 20th century Colorado history, and suitable for K-5 students. Watch a blacksmith in action and learn about life on the frontier! Your students will experience a great range of activities in our new, self-led field trip model.

Subjects Covered

19th century, 20th century, science, social studies, cultural connections

k, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
250 stu.

field trip

120 min.

School Based Program

Building Colorado: Cities (4th Grade)

Bring our fun, game based program, “Building Colorado” to your fourth grade classrooms! The game combines Colorado history, geography and economics in an exciting 90-minute lesson, led by museum staff.

Building Colorado fulfills fourth grade content standards by using game situations to challenge students’ critical thinking skills and let them experience first-hand, the opportunity cost of making choices about the Colorado Gold Rush, railroads, and more.

Subjects Covered

financial literacy, history, 19th century, economics, geography

3, 4, 5
30 stu.

school based program

90 min.
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