Even today, Georgetown helps supply energy to Denver's grid. Excel Energy has a pump storage unit that allows water to flow from a reservoir above Georgetown, through a turbine in this museum. This little museum shows the history of the energy supply system with original equipment designed by Nicola Tesla. Unfortunately, it's hours fluctuate by when volunteers are available. Limited... 更多
This is a working hydroelectric plant which dates back to the early 1900s. The museum part contains a lot of old equipment and electrical appliances. It's still a work in progress and needs more signs on some of the exhibits to explain what they were used for. Several hands-on exhibits for kids. Free admission and very friendly guide. Worth a... 更多
we have been to Georgetown several times, but stopped in the museum. The older woman running the tours was FULL of information, and after a while, we were ready to see the rest of the place. It had old equipment which was great to see. It was interesting. Not sure it would keep young kids going, but it wasn't bad
If you are into tech history (as in, VERY early tech history), this place is a bunch of fun. I think Tesla must have installed the generator at this place 100+ years ago....and it's still running every day. They don't build 'em like this any more.
We just came upon this place by accident and walked right in. We wandered through its exhibit rooms and enjoyed seeing lots of cool old power-related artifacts and some great old photos. I suppose some might find it boring but if you have an open mind it's quite a charming little place.
A tribute to hydro electric A.C. power over 100 years old and still providing power to this mountain community and surrounding residents. Be sure to take the self guided tour and then come back to the main entrance to ask any questions to the informative host. Lots of historical photos and hands on displays of colorado history to entertain the... 更多
If you are a history or "how things work" buff, this is a great place to visit. Don't just walk through, ask questions for the real info. A friendly volunteer has been there to greet us, as we have gone about 3 times.
While we would like to see more exhibits, this is a little gem tucked at the far end of the main street in Georgetown. The presentation of history is like traveling back in time. Nice collection of photos and the docent was a fun storyteller. It's a still a working power plant with equipment over 100 years old. You won't... 更多