“a hub of the Georgetown-Silver Plume National Historic Landmark District”
HGI owns and operates The Hamill House Museum, which is the centerpiece of its comprehensive residential interpretation of the Georgetown-Silver Plume National Historic Landmark District (designated 1966) within the context of the Rocky Mountain Mining West. Originally constructed by Joseph Watson as a modest Country Gothic house in 1867, it was later purchased by Watson's wealthy brother-in-law William Arthur Hamill. By 1879, Hamill had greatly expanded the mountain estate into a lavishly beautiful home with its conservatory, gas lighting, bay windows, walnut woodwork, central heating, and luxurious interior decor. The Hamill House Museum boasts original wallpaper in many of the rooms, as well as many original pieces of furniture. The other buildings on the property include the carriage house, Mr. Hamill's granite office building, a laundry/summer kitchen, and a spacious six-seater privy. Visit this beautifully restored 19th century home, and take a step back into the past. This is a must-see museum for visitors to the town of Georgetown. Diversity In The Time Of Silver Exhibit now at the Hamill House. This exhibit is a tribute to the people who traveled far in search of adventure, a better way of life, and freedom. The pioneers who built and lived in Georgetown were comprised of a diverse mix of ethnicities, race and cultures, each a unique testament of the human spirit's tenacity, ability to overcome adversity, and breathe new life into the act of living in the landscape of a new frontier. Come and learn the exciting stories of early settlers like John Touk and Mrs. Clara Brown.
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Hamill House Museum
- Thu - Sat: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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