Historical Brothel Of Cripple Creek, CO
Things to Do
Visit our gift shop and bring home a souvenir of your time with us. Because our customers will always come first.
Saturday, July 24, 2021, we celebrate Pearl DeVere, the Madame who established the fanciest whorehouse in Cripple Creek. Join us 10-6 for BED RACES, a Beer Garden, Dancing and a Rowdy Good Time!
2021 Pearls Follies Cancelled due to COVID-19 see you in 2022.
We are open!
7 days a week 11am to 4pm
To preserve the secrecy of the Old Homestead house, we won't show you too much. But here are a few photos of what you can expect when you visit us.
The Old Homestead was built in 1896 and was the most elegant brothel in Colorado's Cripple Creek District during its heyday. The house opened in 1958 as a museum and has been a favorite ever since with thousands of visitors from around the world every year.
Built by the famous madam, Pearl DeVere, to service the desires of the rich and powerful men of the Cripple Creek mining district during Colorado’s Gold Rush, the Old Homestead offered the most beautiful women in the luxurious parlour house. Pearl built the house after the town was leveled by two fires, modeling it after the elite brothels of Paris and building it of brick so it could withstand another fire.
And survive it has, for more than 120 years. The Old Homestead is the last original building left standing of the many infamous pleasure palaces on Cripple Creek's Meyers' Avenue.
Today, the ladies of the house are local women who keep the story of the Old West alive through the stories they share about the lives of the girls who worked in the brothel and of the gold miners who made Cripple Creek famous.
353 Myers Ave
Cripple Creek, CO 80813
Closed for the Season will reopen Memorial Day