Town of Castle Rock’s fourth annual historic trolley tour
Town of Castle Rock’s Trolley, which has charming historic details – wooden benches, brass railings, removable windows for open-air riding and much more. The trolley is also available for special occasion rentals at www.crgov.com.
By Elizabeth Wood West; photos courtesy of the Town of Castle Rock and Castle Rock Museum
The Town of Castle Rock and the Castle Rock Historical Society and Museum, in cooperation with the Castle Rock Historic Preservation Board, are conducting the fourth annual trolley tour of historic sites in downtown Castle Rock on Saturday, May 18. This popular annual event is in celebration of National Historic Preservation Month and is free to the public. There will be five tours throughout the day, with the first tour starting at 9 a.m.
According to Angie DeLeo, director for the Castle Rock Museum, “This year’s tour will feature the downtown sites that participate in the historic marker program, started in 2012. Twenty markers were placed on buildings that explain the colorful history and include pictures.
The information can be accessed through a smart phone, which can scan the QR code on the marker. This tour will provide information on sites that go beyond the historic walking tours conducted by the Historical Society during the summer months.”
The Town of Castle Rock has approximately twenty-five historic landmarks and five properties that are designated as National Historic Landmarks on the National Register of Historic Properties.
The trolley tours fill up quickly, so reservations are encouraged. Contact the Castle Rock Museum at 303-814-3164 for reservations and tour times. Tours begin and end at the Castle Rock Museum, located 420 Elbert Street in Castle Rock.
Castle Rock was an early regular railroad stop; its original depot exists still today.
Whittier House, now the Finn LaFleur Studio with the picturesque “castle rock” in the background.
The Golden Dobbin, now the Augustine Grill restaurant.