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Fifth Annual “Historic Tour” Tickets Now On Sale

Tickets for the extraordinarily popular “Historic Tour” of inns, stores, summer homes, ranches, and even a boys’ camp of the 1900s are now on sale at several locations in Estes Park. The 5th annual “Historic Tour” is presented by the Estes Park Museum Friends & Foundation, Inc. (EPMF&F, Inc.) and sponsored by the “Home Team” of Judy Nystrom and Diane Roehl of 1st Colorado GMAC Realtors.

The 2008 Historic Tour will be Saturday, June 28th. This year it will dig deeper into the Estes area’s history, continuing the story from last year’s Tour, to the southern end of the Tahosa Valley towards Allenspark.

Among the sites included in this year’s Tour are Big Elk Ranch owned by Lillian Trevarton and Steiner Acres, owned by Henry and David Steiner.  As we visit the Coleman-Ionides Cabin, Eagle Plume’s Store, Bishops Gallery and the Meeker Park Lodge you’ll hear more of Charlie Hewes’ accounts of his neighbors including Dr. Edward A. Steiner and Katherine Garretson. You will also visit the original St. Williams Lodge at Camp St. Malo. While on the Tour, take your own step back into time with a ride in a classic Stanley Steamer offered by the “Steam Team” of the Stanley Museum. The Tour begins at Wild Basin Lodge 12 miles south of Estes Park off Highway 7.

Over 320 people went on last year’s Tour, which was a sell out. That’s why the Museum Friends & Foundation board encourages people to purchase their tickets well in advance of the Tour.

“To improve our visitors’ experiences this year, and to avoid long waiting lines for buses and congested parking, we are selling timed tickets that allow people to see the same sites at different times in smaller groups,” said Marty Yochum Casey, President of EPMF&F, Inc. “You may purchase tickets that allow you to begin your tour from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., or 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.”

Tickets are $20 per person in advance, or $25 the day of the tour, if available. A buffet lunch is available from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Wild Basin Lodge for the cost of $13.00 per person.

Tickets for the Tour are available at the Museum, the Convention and Visitors Bureau, and at the Macdonald Book Shop. You may call the Museum at 970-586-6256 to charge tickets.

For more information, as well as tickets, call the Estes Park Museum at 970 586-6256. The Museum is located at 200 4th St. off of Highway 36. Visit our website at:

To become a member of the Estes Park Museum Friends & Foundation, Inc., contact the Museum and learn of the many benefits and opportunities available.

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