Four Mile Historic Park
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Museums, Parks
Four Mile Historic Park tells the story of Denver's oldest standing structure and the 12 acres around it. Four Mile House (now Four Mile House Museum) was built in 1859. In 1860, a widow and her two... Read More
Four Mile Historic Park tells the story of Denver's oldest standing structure and the 12 acres around it. Four Mile House (now Four Mile House Museum) was built in 1859. In 1860, a widow and her two teenage children opened it as a stage stop for weary travelers who could wash up and have a home-cooked meal or spend the night before traveling the final four miles into Denver. In 1864, Levi and Millie Booth bought it, and the Booth family remained there until the 1940s. Today, visitors can see historic and reproduction buildings; take a guided tour; pan for gold; visit the farm's horses, goats and chickens; attend special events related to farms and Western history; and learn about long-ago Denver and the Cherokee Trail. Four Mile Historic Park is a rural gem within the urban city limits of Denver, a worthy visit for all ages.
- Apr: -; Sep Wed-Fri; Noon-4pm
- Sat-Sun: 10am-4pm Oct; -; Mar Wed-Sun; Noon-4pm
- Museum Tour Adult (18-64) $5; Senior (65+) $4; Child (7-17) $3; Child (0-6) Free
- Parks: "Check the park's website for information on a variety of special events held during the year, including a celebration of winter holidays, Victorian style."
- Museums: "If you're visiting with children, ask about Family Activity Packs before touring the farm (available on a first-come basis). No food, drink, gum, candy or smoking is allowed in the park, so give kids snacks and drinks before arriving."
- Best for Parks Because: Denver and western history come alive in this park that was once a stage stop for westward-bound travelers, four miles from Denver.
- Best for Museums Because: This National Historic Park engages visitors with insight into Western expansion and life in the Denver area in the 1800s and early 1900s.