Hotel De Paris Museum Opens

The Hotel de Paris Museum, a Site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, opens its tour season to the public on Saturday, May 23, 2015. Louis Dupuys Hotel de Paris contains stories about people who reached a time of decision. Since all of us are approaching a crossroadsat a crossroadsor emerging from a crossroads in our own lives, the hotels stories of reinvention of oneself offer hope for what is to come. The boldly refashioned and reimagined futures of the proprietors and workers at Hotel de Paris illustrate, in essence, the possibility of second chances. Famous the wide world over, Hotel de Paris began in 1875 and is older than the State of Colorado itself. The property dates to the silver mining boom, when it offered a first-class French restaurant, showrooms for traveling salesmen, and luxurious lodging accommodations during the Gilded Age. The idealized French inn catered to wealthy businessmen, railroad tycoons, mining investors, and outdoor adventure seekers. A rich and storied past includes visits from notable guests George and Jay Gould and such celebrated figures as the Countess Magri. However, after the Silver Panic of 1893, Hotel de Paris began a steady decline. In 1954, it was purchased and opened as a museum about the hotel. Restored period rooms showcase the sites original furnishings, which are faithfully arranged. Visitors are immersed in a setting of authenticity, which provides a fascinating window into the lives of the hotels proprietors, workers, builders, and guests. The site is open daily May 28-September 30, and on weekends October 1-December 11. General admission is $7; discounts are available for youths, seniors, active military, AAA, and members of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Hotel de Paris Museum is situated at 409 6th Street, Georgetown, CO, 80444. ADA accessible. Free public parking is located next to the museum.

Event Dates: 
Saturday, May 28, 2016 -
10:00am to 5:00pm