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A tour of Colorado Victorians.

The mountain village of Georgetown has one of the best collections of Victorian structures in the Rockies--more than 200 of them dating from the silver boom days of the 1880s. The whole town is on the National Register of Historic Places, and you can get a look at some of its best structures on a self-guided walking tour.

The free walking tour brochure is available at the chamber of commerce information booth at Sixth and Argentine streets, which is open 10 to 5 daily. You can walk or drive past dozen historic structures, including the Maxwell House (409 Fourth Street), which some experts have called one of the ten most beautiful Victorians in the country. The Hamill House Museum (305 Argentine Street), in the restored home of a silver mine owner, has household items from the turn- of-the-century and earlier. It's open 9:30 to 5 daily until Labor Day.

At the Hamill House on June 23 from 1 to 7, a Midsummer Fest will feature Scandinavian dancers, music, and food; tickets are $10. On July 21 an auction and gala dinner run from noon to 6; tickests cost $65. For reservations, call (303) 569-2840. Funds raised go for restorations. The town is 40 miles west of Denver off Interstate 70.
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