Golden Cemetery Tour 2021 @ Golden Cemetery
Oct 2 all-day

Golden Cemetery Tour 2021

Register now on eventbrite

cemeteryVisit the graves of legendary Golden characters. Hear stories about their lives from famous storyteller, Dennis Potter, Museum volunteer since 2008 and retired Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department Captain. Read Dennis’s profile.

Tours begin and end at the Golden Cemetery. This program sells out every year, so get your tickets early. This is a rain-or-shine event; weather will not force a cancellation.

You will select your tour time on the Eventbrite page.

Two tours are available:

  • 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. 

  • 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. 

Registration is required. Program will be canceled if minimum attendance number is not reached 24 hours prior to start time.

Register on eventbrite.


$0 members; $10 non-members, plus online registration fee

Membership pays for itself with just a few programs for your family. Join us.

About Golden Cemeterycemetery

The City of Golden owns and operates the Golden Cemetery. Among the historic notables buried here is George West. West, a Golden founder, started the Colorado Transcript newspaper in 1866.

Additionally, Seth Lake, builder of Astor House in 1867, is buried in the Golden Cemetery. Many other pioneers and characters of the early west are at rest here.


Membership pays for itself with just a few programs for your family. Join us.


Autumn Fest @ Golden History Museum
Oct 3 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Autumn Fest 2021

AUtumn FestEver wonder what makes Golden so special? Well, it’s you of course! At Golden History Museum & Park, we feel grateful to have such a wonderful community to serve. Come join us at our first Autumn Fest to celebrate all of the things that make Golden a bright and shining community.

Rush down to the Golden History Museum (923 10th St.) from 11 – 4 for a packed afternoon of fun, proudly sponsored by Golden Kids Dental and Orthodontics.

Free Family Activities

  • incredible chalk art
  • hourly puppet shows (plus hands-on stations to make your own show)
  • make-your-own-bubbles station
  • silent movie viewing
  • 4-H petting zoo
  • craft stations
  • BIG TRUCK demo (Streets, Fire, and Police Departments)
  • costumed Civil War interpretation

Other Fun

The best part? It’s fun for the whole family and a great way to welcome the fall season. Now that is just pure gold.


  • Colorado Volunteer Infantry Group
  • Westernaires
  • 4-H
  • GoFarm
  • Mines Museum of Earth Science
  • Coda Brewing Company
  • Golden Library
  • Foothills Art Center
  • Golden Street, Police, and Fire Departments

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Location and Pricing

Golden History Museum and Golden History Park



Unlike most GHM&P programs, there is no registration for Autumn Fest.


Membership pays for itself with just a few programs for your family. Join us.

More Golden history

Check out the Golden History Museum & Park blog for the latest behind the scenes videos and stories, personal memoirs, and history tidbits about Golden.