Four Mile Historic Park in Denver, Colorado, offers a 12-acres historic oasis and the site of Denver’s oldest standing structure. The park is conveniently next to the Cherry Creek Trail. The park is a quick 15-minute drive from Cherry Creek State Park.
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Four Mile Historic Park Location & Hours
The park is at 715 South Forest Street, Denver, Colorado 80246. The park is open for general admission Wednesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Park is closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.
There are special events and education programs, including field trips on days they are closed to the public.
We recommend calling or checking their website prior to your visit to ensure the park will be open during the time of your visit.
Four Mile Historic Park Admission
There are a few different ticketing options, including free days, individual tickets, and annual memberships. There are also a variety of special events, which generally require an additional ticket.
The remaining free days in 2021 are:
September 20, 2021
October 8, 2021
November 12, 2021
December 10, 2021
Tickets are limited. We recommend reserving your free ticket as early as possible. Visit the official ticket page to reserve ticket.
Individual Tickets At Four Mile Historic Park
Ticket prices are:
Adults (18-64): $5
Seniors (65+): $4
Military (with ID): $4
Youth (7-17): $3
Purchase single-day tickets by visiting the Official Four Mile Historic Park ticket page.
Annual Membership At Four Mile Historic Park
Four Mile Historic Park offers annual memberships. The annual membership includes free general admission and guided tours of the Museum when available.
Members also receive:
– 20% off all purchases in the Four Mile Mercantile (gift shop)
– 10% off Birthday Parties and Private Event Rentals (Family and Family Plus Membership levels only)
– Special member rates to events and partnership programs
– Free or discounted admission to our signature events
– Free admission to ongoing educational programs
Individual Membership – $40
– Includes admission for one named adult
Dual Membership – $60
– Includes admission for two named adults
Family Membership – $75
– Includes admission for two named adults in the same household plus children or grandchildren up to 17 years old
Family Plus Membership – $100
– Includes admission for two named adults in the same household plus children or grandchildren up to 17 years old plus two guests with every general admission visit. Please note, this membership level does not include guest admission to special events.
Become a member by visiting the official membership page.
The visitor’s center (Grant Family Education Center) offers indoor exhibits. There is a small gift shop area inside of the Grant Family Education Center. We purchased Hammond’s Root Beer Candy at the gift shop.
Just beyond the visitor’s center is a walkway that leads you to the animals. There was a corral with horses. We watched them as they snacked on their lunch. There were also goats, chickens, and pigs.
There was a collection of historic buildings. We visited the Four Mile House, Summer Kitchen, Bee House, Blacksmith Shop, Gate House, Miner & Trapper Cabin. The buildings took us back to a time that was simpler but more difficult in many ways.
We would recommend visiting the park for a relaxing day out that is affordable.
Based on our visit, we have a few recommendations.
- Sunscreen – There is not a lot of shade throughout the park.
- Packed Lunch – We would recommend bringing a packed lunch. There are picnic tables that you can sit down, relax, and enjoy the historic surroundings.
- Cherry Creek Trail -We would recommend that you extend the day out by visiting the neighboring Cherry Creek Trail. There is a paved trail that runs along the trail. If you walk down towards the water, there is a dirt trail closer to the water. The trail is 40-miles long.
Our cherished moment was when the kids were looking at the chicken coop and discovered a little critter. They affectionately named him Ratapoopy. They were laughing and running back and forth together. It was a moment I will cherish forever.