Old Homestead House Museum, Cripple Creek

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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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  • I visited for the first time recently from the UK with my sister. I found the old museum really interesting, literally like we had gone back in time. We paid $5 to walk around on our own, and you... 
    I visited for the first time recently from the UK with my sister. I found the old museum really interesting, literally like we had gone back in time. We paid $5 to walk around on our own, and you...  more »
  • Great info, a secret treasure, a hidden gem among the casinos. The madame had the largest funeral ever attended in Cripple Creek. 
    Great info, a secret treasure, a hidden gem among the casinos. The madame had the largest funeral ever attended in Cripple Creek.  more »
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  • This place is absolutely a fantastic piece of history to this gold mining town. The ladies taking us through the tour were soo knowledgeable that the past came to life. Walking through the door, the 1800’s comes into frame. As they stated, many gold mine deals were discussed & closed within those walls. Everything here is exquisite & a must see for any antique/history aficionados. Even the door hinges were handcrafted!
  • I was there on Saturday with my family and both of the women working were understanding (of my overheated and misbehaving children), kind, and so knowledgeable. There was so much information and so much to see. I had a blast and I’d really love to visit this museum again. It’s a beautiful time capsule. A gem up in the mountain. ❤️

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