- Historic Sites
Astor House Museum And Clear Creek History Park
The Astor House was built in 1867, and stayed in continuous operation as a boarding and rooming house until 1971. It rented rooms and served hot meals to lawmakers, laborers, miners, students and families, some of whom stayed for weeks or even months. The Clear Creek History Park is ideally located along Clear Creek in downtown Golden. The outdoor setting re-creates the look and feel of a late 1800s mountain ranch complete with gardens, a working blacksmith shop, schoolhouse and chicken coop (chickens included).