History in a Park Setting
Close in proximity to Downtown Evergreen, the Hiwan Heritage Park and Museum is a world away. Set in an old-growth ponderosa grove, the four-acre grounds host a 25-room log lodge built between 1893 and 1918. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the dwelling was home to one of Colorado’s first women doctors, Josepha Williams Douglas. The Homestead features distinctive architecture which was innovative for its time, and a collection of Southwestern Indian artifacts.
Visitors can experience its rich heritage by taking a free, reserved indoor guided tour or a self-guided outdoor tour. Guests will enjoy exploring the various stand-alone structures on the property and strolling through the picturesque grove. This fascinating destination is operated through a partnership between Jefferson County Open Space and the Evergreen Mountain Area Historical Society.