Hotel de Paris Museum

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Hotel de Paris Museum, a site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, is owned and operated by The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America in the State of Colorado.


GOOGLE REVIEWS (4.8 stars)

Oh my!!! Do the tour. They give you so much information that you feel like you were there in it's heyday. They have all of the original furniture and items that were used so it is really a wonderful tour of a cool hotel.

-Cheryl Surer 

The tour lady, was extremely knowledgeable and answered our questions with a deep understanding. It was such a nice conversation through out the tour. And the gentleman in the front end/gift shop, also very courteous. Highly recommend this tour!

-Raaki Ulam (Raaki)

History buffs rejoice! Beautiful and amazingly maintained hotel with original furniture, fixtures, and memorabilia. This unusual museum is an absolute treat. One of Colorado's historical gems.

-Joel H

TRIPADVISOR (4.5 stars)

I thoroughly enjoyed my tour. The hotel is restored to it's former appearance and is so interesting to see. The tour guide was very informative and full of tidbits about the former owners.  The Town of Georgetown in lovely. I enjoyed strolling the streets and popping into the shops.


The founder of this hotel was way ahead of his time. From the food to the design of the hotel to the debates that brought folks from all over the world to Georgetown. A must see!

-steve b


Hotel de Paris Museum collects, preserves and shares history and culture associated with Louis Dupuy's Hotel de Paris, and serves as a catalyst for heritage tourism.

The museum interprets the contributions of Louis Dupuy, Sophie Gally, the Gally Heirs, the Burkholder Family, and The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America in the State of Colorado (NSCDA in CO).

The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America in the State of Colorado (NSCDA in CO) was founded in 1896 and is devoted to patriotic service through education and participation in various historical activities. NSCDA in CO is committed to providing thoroughly researched and historically accurate information to the public. A primary membership focus is to maintain, preserve, and operate Hotel de Paris Museum for the benefit of the public.

Hotel de Paris Museum educates school groups and the public about the site's importance to the economic and social life of the Georgetown mining community, the history of the Georgetown-Silver Plume National Historic Landmark District, as well as the State of Colorado and the United States. Educational and interpretative initiatives focus on the achievements of French and Chinese immigrants who created and ran the hotel, as well as Jewish salesmen who operated stores in the hotel, and the NSCDA in Co which has stewarded the site since 1954.

The object of The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America (NSCDA) is to collect and preserve manuscripts, traditions, relics of historical interest and value, and mementos of bygone days; to preserve and restore buildings connected with the early history of our country; to diffuse helpful and intelligent information concerning the past; to create a popular interest in colonial history; to stimulate a spirit of true patriotism and a genuine love of country; and to impress upon the young the sacred obligation of honoring the memory of those heroic ancestors whose ability, valor, sufferings, and achievements are beyond all praise.

A primary purpose of the organization is the dissemination of American history. A fundamental objective is the identification, preservation, and maintenance of properties of diverse but significant history throughout the nation, and the education of the public as to their importance.

The NSCDA (headquartered at Dumbarton House on Q Street in Washington, DC) was founded in 1891 as a patriotic and genealogical organization. The breadth of preservation work includes restoring buildings, researching and collecting artifacts and manuscripts, and conducting archaeological digs. The NSCDA is affiliated with more than 80 significant museum houses, buildings, and rooms that have been managed carefully to authentically represent the individual historic period. During the Spanish-American War and World War I, the NSCDA outfitted parts of hospital ships and during World War II "adopted" the USO center in Ketchikan, Alaska by raising money to maintain it for four and a half years (the center was used by some 5 million people). In addition, the NSCDA is assisting the Women's Memorial Foundation by recording the services of women veterans for their archives in the Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery.

The vision of Hotel de Paris Museum is to teach diverse audiences about Louis Dupuy's classic American emigre' entrepreneurial success story. As such the Hotel de Paris Museum is committed to:

- Upholding the Public Trust,

- Serving the widest possible audience,

- Maintaining its collections in accordance with professional standards of care and,

- Presenting interpretations founded on scholarship that also remains respectful of pluralistic values.

NSCDA in CO is a group of women descended in their own right from an ancestor who was residing in one of the thirteen original colonies prior to 1750 and contributed in a worthy way to the community or Colonies in that period before the Declaration of Independence in 1776.

Background Statement

Hotel de Paris Museum, a landmark building and direct link to Georgetown's days as an epicenter of Colorado's silver mining boom, is a Site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation (NTHP), and, therefore, part of the NTHP's diverse portfolio of properties.

Hotel de Paris Museum is owned and operated by The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America in the State of Colorado (NSCDA in CO). By entering into a cooperative agreement with the NTHP, the Hotel de Paris Museum benefits from the NTHP's expertise in a range of areas, from preservation to conservation to interpretation. The NTHP collaborates with Hotel de Paris Museum to enhance visitor experiences at the site, and is committed to diversity, inclusion, equity, and accessibility.

The area around Georgetown was Colorado's most important source of silver in the mid-to-late 19th century-at one point attracting so many residents that it became one of the most populous cities in the state. Hotel de Paris Museum, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, was originally constructed in 1875 by French immigrant Adolphe Francois Gerard, who called himself Louis Dupuy. He subsequently enlarged the original structure to its current size in 1889; most improvements to the building were completed by 1893. The building was operated as a hotel, boarding house, restaurant, and showroom for traveling salesmen. In 1954, The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America in the State of Colorado acquired the site, eventually restoring it to its original 1890s appearance and transforming it into its present incarnation as a museum. The excellent condition of the building-and the presence of approximately 90% of the original furnishings--including Dupuy's library and art--make this site unique for educational opportunities.

Organization Data


Organization name

Hotel de Paris Museum

other names

The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America in the State of Colorado, McAllister House Museum

Year Established


Tax id (EIN)



Arts, Culture & Humanities

Organization Size

Medium Organization


409 6th Street PO BOX 746
Georgetown, CO 80444

Service areas

Clear Creek County, CO, US


303 569 2311



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