Byers-Evans House Museum, Denver

Byers-Evans House Museum, Denver (must see)

The Byers-Evans House Museum is a Late Victorian home that has since been converted into a museum. This must-see site was built in 1883 by William Byers. Later, it served as a home to Anne Evans, who was known as a prominent arts patron. In fact, Evans was instrumental in the founding of the Denver Art Museum, the Denver Public Library and the Central City Opera.

The house is now owned by the Colorado Historical Society and operated by History Colorado. Located directly behind the Denver Art Museum, the Byers-Evans House Museum is open for guided tours. The house is also home to the Center for Colorado Women's History.

The home was built in an Italianate style and added to over the years. The restoration project, which was begun in 1981, restored the home to the way it looked at the turn of the 20th century. Approximately 90 percent of the house and museum's contents are original belongings of those who previously lived in the home.

Lucky tourists may find that their visit to the Byers-Evans House Museum coincides with one of the many special events that occur onsite. Some of these include book club meetings, writing lessons and cultural events.

Why You Should Visit
The Byers-Evans House Museum is an important part of the city's history. It also offers insight into the important influence women have had in local culture.

The home is an easy walk from the Denver Art Museum, but visitors should still call in advance to ensure the house is open as there are no self-guided tours. The cost is $8 for adults, $6 for students and seniors, $4 for children under the age of seven and free for members of the military and History Colorado.

Operation hours: Monday – Saturday: 10 am – 4 pm; Sunday: 1 pm- 4 pm.

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Sight Name: Byers-Evans House Museum
Sight Location: Denver, USA (See walking tours in Denver)
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
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