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Menu of Tours - Summer 2013

Journey Stories – Aspen Fire Station on Hopkins Avenue

Special Engagement June 4- July 10, 2013

In partnership with the Smithsonian Institution and Colorado Humanities, the Aspen Historical Society welcomes the Museums on Main Street exhibit: Journey Stories this summer for a limited engagement.

Visitors to Journey Stories will navigate four centuries of American history while experiencing the joys and hardships of journeys past. In addition, the stories of Aspenites and how they got here will also be told.

 

Hours of Operation: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., daily

(Holiday Hours July 4, 4-9-pm)

$8/adult, $6 seniors/students, children 12 and under free

 

Wheeler/Stallard Museum - 620 W. Bleeker (between 5th and 6th)

On exhibit: Seasons of the Nuche: Transitions of the Ute People.

A unique interpretive museum housed in one of Aspen’s most celebrated Victorian mansions.                              

Hours of Operation: 1-5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday                   

$6/adult, $5/seniors, children 12 and under free                                                                                       

(includes admission to Holden/Marolt Museum)  

Free admission the first Saturday of each month

Special Hours during Chautauqua Week, July 8-13

(Monday-Thursday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday 1-8 p.m., Saturday 1-5 p.m.)

 

Holden/Marolt Mining & Ranching Museum – Marolt Open Space (across the pedestrian bridge at 7th

June 11- Sept. 28

Leap back to the late 1800s when Aspen was the nation’s leading silver producer with equipment and displays of the many facets of the industrial age of mining.  Also learn about the agricultural period or    “Quiet Years,” all housed in the original “barn” that served both the mining and the Marolt family ranch.

Hours of Operation: 1-5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday  

$6/adult, $5/ seniors, children 12 and under free                                                                                          

(includes admission to Wheeler/Stallard Museum)      

Free admission the first Saturday of each month

HISTORY COACH – Originates at the Wheeler Opera House – corner of Mill and Hyman

June 11 - Sept. 28

A guided tour of historic downtown Aspen in our unique electric vehicle – complete with a visit to both the Wheeler/Stallard Museum and the Holden/Marolt Mining and Ranching Museum. Guests gain a totally new understanding of Aspen’s transformations from a mining town to ski town to year-round, world class resort!

Tours start at 12:15 pm and 2:30 pm, Tuesday through Saturday  (2 & ¼ hours in duration)                                         $25/adult, $20/senior, children 12 and under free (max. 5 people)

For reservations contact aspenshowtix.com or call 970-920-5770

NO TOURS AVAILABLE JULY 9-13

West End Walking Tour – Originates at the Wheeler/Stallard Museum – 620 W. Bleeker

June 11 - Sept. 28

A beautiful stroll through Aspen’s Victorian West End with a focus on history and architecture; learn little-known facts about the homes themselves and the people who lived there.

Tours start at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday-Saturday (1 & ½ hours in duration)         

$15/adult, $12/ senior, children 12 and under free

For reservations contact aspenshowtix.com or call 970-920-5770

NO TOURS AVAILABLE JULY 9-13

Historic Bike Tour – Originates at the Wheeler/Stallard Museum – 620 W. Bleeker (between 5th and 6th)

June 11- Sept. 28

Enjoy a pleasant tour by bicycle that begins in Aspen’s Victorian West End, loops through the grounds of the Aspen Institute, and winds through town to the original Lift One.

Tour starts at 10:30am Friday (1 & ½ hours in duration)                                    

$15/adult, $12/ senior, children 12 and under free

For reservations contact aspenshowtix.com or call 970-920-5770

NO TOURS AVAILABLE JULY 9-13

Hotel Jerome History Tour – corner of Mill and Main

June 11 - Sept. 28

Aspen’s iconic Hotel Jerome has been at the center of Aspen life since the doors opened in 1889. Join us in the lobby of the Hotel Jerome to find out how and why.

Tour starts at 1:30pm, Tuesday (1 hour in duration)                 

$15/adult, $12/ senior, children 12 and under free

For reservations contact aspenshowtix.com or call 970-920-5770

NO TOURS AVAILABLE JULY 9-13

Ashcroft Ghost Town– Located 11 miles south of Aspen on Castle Creek Road

June 15– Labor Day (plus weekends in September)

Take a short drive up the tranquil Castle Creek Valley and discover the historic ghost town of Ashcroft. Historical tours are offered by resident “ghost” interns.

Guided Tours available as requested: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., daily  

$3/adult admission, children 12 and under free

Independence Ghost Town – Located 16 miles east of Aspen on Highway 82 (towards Independence Pass)

June 15– Labor Day

Legend has it that prospectors discovered the Independence Gold Lode on July 4th, 1879. Today, Independence is an archeological preserve. Historical tours are offered by resident “ghost” interns.

Guided Tours available as requested: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., daily

Suggested $3/donation, to support upkeep, is greatly appreciated.

For more information contact:

Nina Gabianelli, 970-925-3721 ext. 104 or nina@aspenhistory.org

 

     

 

 

 
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