FREE: Self-guided tour. You can pick-up a brochure in the historic town of Palmer Lake at the Lucretia Vaile Museum located at 66 Lower Glenway Street, Palmer Lake, CO below the Library and across from the historic Palmer Lake Town Hall and Village Green. Museum is open on Saturdays from 10-2 and Wednesdays 1-4. Free and open to the public.
Monument began as a territorial ranching settlement in the mid 1860s. It was first called “Henry’s Station”, after Henry “Dutch” Limbach, who ran a saloon on his homestead claim. When the Denver & Rio Grande railroad came through in 1872, the name was changed to Monument, after the prominent rock formation to the west of town.
The town layout is quite typical of a 19th-century western railroad town with a “Front Street” usually parallel to the train tracks, intersected with written, numbered street names, followed by commemorative presidential names.
Please note, there is no access or entry to private homes.