The Old Homestead Museum to Celebrate Cripple Creek Ice Festival

The Old Homestead, once a grand brothel for the rich men of the Gold Rush Era in Cripple Creek will be open on upcoming weekends, including the Presidents Day holiday (February 18-20)   weekend and on  February 25 and 26,  in celebration of the 2023 Cripple Creek Ice Festival. 


Hours of operation will be 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. with the normal $7 admission. 


Please note our opening does depend on weather, we will not want our ladies to drive on bad roads. 


The city of Cripple Creek is planning several activities for the festival and family fun.  So, enjoy the Bennett Avenue festivities and then wander on down to Myers Ave and visit the museum for more local fun and flavor. Guides will share many facts and fund stories. 


Maybe if you be quiet and think hard enough you will even see and hear the girls, laughter, and merriment.


The Old Homestead began as an exclusive brothel in 1896 during Colorado’s Gold Rush and is today a museum painting a picture of Colorado’s history for tourists from around the world, thanks to a group of local ladies dedicated to protecting the historic building for future generations.


If you would like to learn more about Cripple Creek’s colorful history and the part that The Old Homestead played in it come and visit the museum and find out how you can become a piece of Cripple Creek’s history by helping with this important project. The Old Homestead Museum 719-689-9090


For additional information about The Old Homestead Museum, contact Charlotte Baumgartner at 719-689-2485 or or The Old Homestead Museum at 719-689-9090.



About the Museum Board:

The Old Homestead Museum Board 501c(3) was formed in 1999 for the preservation and operation of the museum. In 2009 the group was able to purchase the furnishings and artifacts of the house, raising the necessary funds in three months. The Board is comprised of six caring local-area residents dedicated to continuing the museum.