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


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

Racial Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (REDI) Action Plan

As part of the City of Golden, GHM&P works to achieve a vision of Golden as a place where all are welcomed, included, represented, honored, and treated fairly, regardless of identity or ability. Read more about our 2023-2027 plan here.

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 family-friendly 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 Jr. Homestead Days. A multitude of public programs for all ages include lectures, tours, film screenings, and interactive classes. Additionally, the museum is steward of the City of Golden’s collection of historic objects, documents, books, maps, newspapers and photographs, many of which are viewable online.

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.