Step Back in Time With us
Step back in time into the colorful narrative of history and hauntings. Silver Queen Walking Tours is proud to share the legacy of the Old West’s colorful narrative, populated by stories the likes of Hotel De Paris French proprietor Louis Dupuy, freed slave turned wild west entrepreneur Aunt Clara and Silver Baron William Arthur Hamill of Hamill House Museum fame. Designated NHLD status on November 13, 1966, Georgetown boasts over 200 protected historic buildings —artifacts of the bustling nineteenth century mining days. It hardly seems fair to keep these stories all to ourselves! Which is why Silver Queen Walking Tours was born. We provide specially curated guided historic walking tours through Georgetown, focusing on the lively stories of it’s people and the role they played in weaving the legacy of our historic past.
Georgetown History and Haunting Pub and Restaurant Crawl
Experience the local color of Georgetown’s inhabitants, past and present.
Act I: Meet up at Guanella Pass Brewery. In the first act enjoy a spirited account of Georgetown’s history along with some of the earliest known hauntings while sipping on an award winning hand crafted brew or non-alcoholic beverage (included) at the towns most popular watering hole.
Act II: take a short walk from the brewery to Troia’s, Georgetown’s premier authentic Italian Restaurant where you will enjoy one of Traci Troia’s delicious appetizers (included) Don’t be surprised if the hair stands up on the back of your neck as we talk about the hauntings in this nineteenth century building, featured on two episodes of the show Sightings.
Act III: the final act of the Georgetown History and Haunting Crawl brings us to the old Red Ram, now Lucha Cantina Restaurant, where ghostly encounters are common place. Learn about the chilling past of this site and some of Georgetown’s residents, including the tale of Mrs. Jane Fish, accused of murdering her husband, Gaylord, with chloroform whilst he slept.
Georgetown’s History and Haunting Crawl is a truly unique and immersive experience in which you will rub elbows with many of the town’s locals and perhaps some of its ghosts, while learning about its unique history.
History in Headlines
2020 Schedule and tickets available soon!
As seen in the documentary Ghosts in Ghost Towns, available on Amazon. Take a walk through town and see some of the most haunted houses and buildings in Georgetown. Learn about the chilling past of some of its residents, including the tale of Mrs. Jane Fish, accused of murdering her husband, Gaylord, with chloroform whilst he slept. Then there’s the vigilante lynching of a man in 1877 whose ghost, it is believed, continues to haunt the town to this very day. Participants will also go into one of the town’s hautned Victorian mansions and learn about its haunted past and present.
2020 Schedule and tickets available soon!
Take a walk back in time through Georgetown, Colorado and learn about this National Historic Landmark District through the lense of nineteenth century headlines. Learn about Georgetown's link to Wild Bill Hickock and Calamity Jane. Explore the evolution of Georgetown's historical landscape --which you may be surprised to find has not changed too much in over 100 years. Georgetown, home to nineteenth century mining magnates and all form of business entrepeneurs, is one of the few places in the United States that has retained its historic architectural landscape which dates back to the American European expansion into the West.
John Denver's Georgetown
Take a walk through John Denver’s Georgetown. Visit the town where Denver’s 1986 The Christmas Gift was filmed. We will see Strauss Park where the Christmas tree lighting scene took place, the “Letter Day” post office, and Susan McPhillip’s home. Walk the streets John walked and learn the inside scoop about his time here in Georgetown, including personal stories that were told to us by the people involved with John and The Christmas Gift’s filming here. Participants will meet at Silver Queen Walking Tours, 614 Taos Street, Suite 1. Space is limited.
Book a Private Group Tour
Our regularly scheduled tours are ticketed through Eventbrite (see links below). We are happy to accommodate tours of three or more outside the regularly scheduled ones below. We will add tours to our schedule based on demand throughout the season.
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