What You'll Get
Human beings have long desired extravagant edifices, as evidenced by the towering castles of medieval royalty, the pyramids of ancient pharaohs, and the giant rocket-powered syringes of modern-day Seattle. Take a trip to an attractive American abode with today’s Groupon: for $5, you get admission for two people to tour the Rosemount Museum, located in Pueblo and open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (up to a $12 value). Children 5 and under are admitted free without this Groupon.
Featured on A&E’s America’s Castles, the three-story Rosemount Manor was designed by notable New York architect Henry Hudson Holly and completed in 1893, then served as the wealthy Thatcher family’s 24,000-square-foot residence for 75 years. Genial museum guides take guests of all ages on a one-hour tour through this 37-room chateau, passing along interesting architectural tidbits, such as the fact Rosemount is constructed entirely of pink rhyolite stones from a nearby quarry. Marvel at the museum’s preeminent decorative details, such as the custom paneling, coffered ceilings, maple and mahogany woodwork, antique furniture, stained-glass displays, Tiffany chandeliers, a primitive 19th-century video-game console, and a grand oak staircase.
After exploring every nook and cranny of “Colorado’s Crown Jewel,” investigate the Rosemount Museum gift shop for postcards and T-shirts, or stop by for a bite to eat at the nearby Carriage House.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Aug 2, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Not valid with other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Rosemount Museum
There's something magical about the pink volcanic stone that makes up Rosemount Museum's exterior. Step inside, and you're instantly transported back to a mansion from the late 19th century. Original furnishings and artwork sprawl everywhere as visitors walk through this dream home, which was built in 1893 for John Thatcher, a banker and businessman, and his wife, Margaret, Pueblo's first public school teacher.
- The Building: Constructed in the Richardsonian Romanesque style, the mansion was designed by New York architect Henry Hudson Holly, whose initials later inspired wrestler Triple H.
- Size: The mansion sprawls across 37 rooms and 24,000 square feet.
- Eye Catcher: the giant Tiffany chandelier that hangs above the golden oak entrance
- Crown Jewel: Kingdoms of Nature, a 9'x13' stained glass window that waits up an oak staircase
- Don't Miss: The Carriage House, where horseless buggies have been replaced by a full-service restaurant
- Special Programs: tours, a volunteer program, and Christmas at Rosemount, when the staff decorates the museum for the season
- Pro Tip:The museum is closed Sunday and Monday, major holidays, and for the entire month of January.