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The mission of the Friends of the Astor House Museum and Clear Creek History Park is to connect people to the history of our 1800s hotel and homestead. We encourage our visitors to explore how the people of Golden, Colorado, settled a bustling town that served the developing West as a government center and mining supply town.
The Clear Creek History Park is a 3.5 acre living history site that is home to two 1870s homestead cabins, one-room schoolhouse, blacksmith shop, heirloom gardens and heritage chickens. The Park represents Colorado's hisotry of the Gold Rush and daily life on a homestead.
Hear the clanging of the bell, take a seat and read a primer in our one-room schoolhouse. Show up at the right time and you might catch a blacksmith at work in the shop. Find out exactly how hard it was to cook pioneer recipes on those wood-fired stoves. Meet the seldom-seen Dominique chicken--the oldest breed of chicken in the U.S. Vegetables actually looked and tasted different in frontier times. In our heirloom garden you can smell the same varieties of herbs the pioneers would have used.
You don't need to be cooped up to experience history! Visit the bee hives, tour a log cabin, and, of course, talk to the chickens. Clear Creek History Park offers something different every day: tours, classes, crafts, games and fairs.
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