Historic Georgetown will host its bi-annual Victorian House tour on August 1, 2020. In honor of the Georgetown-Silver Plume National Historic Landmark District (NHLD), the house tour weekend theme is Painted Ladies & Victorian Secrets . Events are scheduled throughout town from Friday through Sunday, with the actual house tours taking place on Saturday, August 1st from 9am to 5pm.
Proceeds from ticket sales assist Historic Georgetown Inc. (HGI) carry out its mission of historic preservation in the Georgetown-Silver Plume NHLD. It is because of the NHLD designation by the National Park Service 50 years ago that the Rocky Mountain mining history has been so well preserved in Georgetown. So much so that over 200 Victorian buildings continue to occupy the towns architectural landscape, maintaining the defining characters of Georgetown in its nineteenth-century heyday.
HGI is a private non-profit 501 (c)(3) which began in 1970 to assist in the efforts to preserve and interpret Georgetown’s mining past. The importance of Georgetown’s place in history was given national recognition in 1966 by the Department of the Interior when, through the National Park Service, the towns of Georgetown and Silver Plume were recognized as a National Historic Landmark District (NHLD) and protected to help tell the story of the American West.