Old Homestead House Museum, Cripple Creek

#8 of 18 in Things to do in Cripple Creek
Historic Site · Tourist Spot
At Old Homestead House Museum, learn what life was like for the women who worked in a brothel. See bedspreads and handmade furniture in the restored 1896 brick house. At its heyday during Colorado's Gold Rush, the brothel bustled with activity attracting rich and powerful men who were willing to pay more than 80 times a miner's wage for a night with the madam Pearl DeVere's girls. Plan to visit Old Homestead House Museum during your Cripple Creek vacation using our convenient Cripple Creek trip planning app.
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  • Fascinating history of the gold rush days brothel. Tour guides were very knowledgeable about the residents. Many well preserved articles from the era.  more »
  • Well, it's been said that the best time in any town can be had at the brothel. In Cripple Creek that was very much true in the 1890's. And Charlotte can tell you ALL the tales fit for publishing...  more »
  • Very authentic. A lady who use to work there back in the day helped with info on the decor. She has since passed away.
  • An interesting look into a side of frontier history they don't exactly spend a lot of time talking about in history class.

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