US-Colorado Georgetown-Silver Plume
Georgetown–Silver Plume National Historic Landmark District
The Georgetown Loop high bridge as seen c. 1885.
|Nearest city||Georgetown, Colorado and Silver Plume, Colorado|
|Architectural style||Late Victorian|
|NRHP reference #||66000243|
|Added to NRHP||November 13, 1966|
|Designated NHLD||November 13, 1966|
The Georgetown–Silver Plume National Historic Landmark District is a federally designated United States National Historic Landmark that comprises the Town of Georgetown, the Town of Silver Plume, and the Georgetown Loop Historic Mining & Railroad Park between the two silver mining towns along Clear Creek in the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains in Clear Creek County, Colorado, United States.
The district includes well-preserved examples of the buildings and mining structures of the Colorado Silver Boom from 1864 to 1893. The Georgetown Loop Historic Mining & Railroad Park includes the reconstructed Georgetown Loop, a spectacular example of 19th-century 3 ft (914 mm) narrow gauge railway engineering required to negotiate the 601 feet (183 meters) of elevation rise in the mere 2.0 miles (3.2 kilometers) between the two towns. Historic steam locomotives pull passenger trains over the loop from late May through the beautiful Autumn colors of early October. Guided tours of the Lebanon Silver Mine are also available.
- National Park Service (2007-01-23). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
- "Georgetown–Silver Plume National Historic Landmark District". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved 2007-10-13.
- Joseph S. Mendinghall (May 1975) National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination:, National Park Service and Accompanying 41 photos, from 1975 and undated.
- Georgetown–Silver Plume National Historic District
- Georgetown Loop Historic Mining & Railroad Park
- Georgetown Loop Railroad
- Town of Georgetown
- Historic Georgetown, Inc.