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Four Mile Historic Park

Address: 
715 S. Forest Street
Denver , CO , 80246
Phone: 720-865-0800
39° 42' 11.2068" N, 104° 55' 38.3232" W
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Four Mile Historic Park
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Discover this serene, rustic oasis in the city. A former stage stop along the Cherokee Trail, the Four Mile House is Denver’s oldest standing structure and the centerpiece of this twelve-acre Park. Tour the House Museum and historic outbuildings, stroll the gardens and grounds, say hello to our resident farm animals, or just spread a blanket under a shady tree and enjoy a picnic.

Tour Denver's oldest standing structure!

Tour Denver's oldest standing structure, the Four Mile House Museum, and surrounding 12-acre history park every Wednesday - Sunday.

Nestled on the banks of Cherry Creek, the Four Mile House was the last stop coming west to Denver along the Cherokee Trail.  It was a welcome site for the weary travelers, a place to wash off the trail dust, have a drink of cool fresh water, find a home-cooked meal, or spend the night before heading in to Denver.  

The Four Mile House Museum was built in 1859 by the Brantner brothers who planned to settle in the area.  The Brantners sold the Four Mile House to the widow Mary Cawker in 1860.  Mary and her two teenage children opened the house as a stage stop from 1860 to 1864, when she sold the property to Levi and Mille Booth.  The Booths continued to offer the same hospitality to travelers, while building a thriving farm.  The arrival of the railroads in 1870 eventually ended much of the stage and freight business, but the Booths property grew to 600 acres.  Millie Booth, one of the area’s first female entreprenuers, added greatly to the family income through her honey and butter production.  At one time the property contained enough hives to produce four thousand pounds of honey in a single year.  

Do not forget to check out the General Store where you can find collection reproductions, great books, and more! Get a glimpse of the shop offerings here.

INFORMATION DESK

The Information Desk is located just inside the entrance to the Grant Family Education Center.

-Pay admission to Four Mile Historic Park

-Join Four Mile Historic Park's Membership program

-Get general information about Four Mile Historic Park programs and events

-Find Self-Guided Tour Maps

 

LOST & FOUND

Lost and found is located at the Information Desk located just inside the entrance to the Grant Family Education Center.

 

PHOTOGRAPHY

With the exception of professional photographers escorted by staff, photography, video, or any other reproduction of images for personal noncommercial use is permitted at Four Mile Historic Park, but is not permitted in the Four Mile House Museum. Click here for Four Mile Historic Park's complete photography policy.

 

RESTROOMS

Restrooms are located in the Grant Family Education Center, Bee House (main floor), and Gate House (southeast corner of Park).

In Person and Remote Learning Opportunities

Location:

715 S. Forest Street
Denver, CO, 80246
United States

Phone:

720-865-0800

Four Mile Free Days - Four Mile Historic Park

Dates: 
10/08/2021
11/12/2021
12/10/2021
Time: 
10am - 4pm