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 »
  • This was such an interesting tour. The guide was extremely knowledgeable and knew so much history about the house and town. This was a highlight of our trip. Definitely worth it! 
    This was such an interesting tour. The guide was extremely knowledgeable and knew so much history about the house and town. This was a highlight of our trip. Definitely worth it!  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. ❤️
  • $7 entry for a guided tour is totally worth it. The docents were very knowledgeable and friendly. The museum is full of interesting antiques and the history gives you great perspective on how some women made it through life in Cripple Creek's early days.
  • Super interesting place! It’s set up just as it was back during its use. The guides take you through each room and tell you stories about the lives of women who worked and lived there. Not very time consuming but incredibly interesting and informative
  • We had an AMAZING time at the Old Homestead Museum! It was such a quirky and bizarre little place, and the history was fun to learn about. This is the only former brothel I’ve ever been to, but it was charming. The tour takes about an hour and I think kids might get bored by the downstairs tour describing many of the original items from the home, but once the guides get into the story of the place more, it gets more fun. Definitely a cute stop worth my of a visit. Tickets are cheap!

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