Old Homestead Museum Announces Winter Hours to Accommodate Ice Castles

Charlotte Bumgarner

The Old Homestead, once a grand brothel for the rich men of the Gold Rush Era in Cripple Creek, is excited that the Ice Castles attraction, is so near our location.   As a result, the Old Homestead is pleased to announce some special winter hours.

We will be open Friday, Saturday and Sunday each week, hours Friday and Saturday noon until 6 pm with Sunday 11 am to 4 pm.  The normal admission of $7 per adult will apply. Please note our opening does depend on weather, we will not want our ladies to drive on bad roads.

The amazing Ice Castles are one great reason to visit Cripple Creek, so please enjoy that special attraction. But also take some time to wander about a block 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 cb4mile@hughes.net 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.