Our vision is a community that lives and loves its history.


We engage and inspire visitors by preserving and sharing Golden’s history.

Our Story

Golden History Museum & Park engages and inspires visitors through preserving and sharing Golden’s history. Founded in 1938 as the Jefferson County Historical Museum, today GHM&P is a cultural campus in downtown Golden.

The Golden History Museum is a dynamic, modern museum with changing exhibits, hands-on gallery, and multi-use theater.

The Golden History Park is a three-acre outdoor learning lab with historic and reproduction buildings that replicate a 19th century mountain homestead.

The museum’s acclaimed educational programming includes the award-winning Building Colorado classroom outreach program for third- and fourth-graders, Hands-on History Summer Camp, and Golden City Trading Post field trip experience. A multitude of public programs for adults including lectures, tours, film screenings, and more are offered year-round. Additionally, the museum is steward of the City’s collection of historic objects, documents, books, maps, newspapers and photographs.

We encourage you to explore and enjoy. You’ll find that Golden History Museum & Park offers something for everyone in your family and is a place you can visit time and again. Come see something new every day.