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Explore The Historical Sites of Aurora with Story Line!

Story Line, an audio tour for anyone wanting to take a trip into Aurora’s history

The Historic Sites and Preservation Office together with the Aurora History Museum have launched an audio tour that takes a person on a historical journey, using the historic sites brochures and map to get you to each of the twenty-seven individual landmarks, two cultural heritage sites and two historic districts.
To access Story Line you dial 303.739.6681 follow the step-by-step instructions.

If you’re looking for more an outdoor adventure, check out our post on the great outdoors in and around Aurora!

Historic Aurora

Some of the historic sites you will see on the Story Line tour include:

  1. Melvin School
    Part of the Smoky Hill Region
    Built in 1922h1 - Explore The Historical Sites of Aurora with Story Line!
  2. William Smith House
    Part of the original Aurora Region
    Built in 1910
  3. John Gully Homestead House
    Part of the Delaney Farm Region
    Built between 1870 to 1871
  4. Historic William Smith School
    Part of the original Aurora Region
    Built in 193h3 - Explore The Historical Sites of Aurora with Story Line!
  5. Aurora Fox Arts Center
    Part of the Original Aurora Region
    Built in 1946
  6. H.M. Milliken House
    Part of the Original Aurora Region
    Built in 1891
  7. American War Mothers National Memorial Home
    Part of the Military Landmarks
    Built in 1924
  8. Italian villa
    Part of the Original Aurora Region
    Built in 1925   h2 - Explore The Historical Sites of Aurora with Story Line!
  9. DeLaney Round Barn
    Part of the Delaney Farm Region
    Built in 1902
  10. Thomas F. Gilligan House
    Part of the Original Aurora Region
    Built in 1925
  11. Centennial House
    Part of the Original Aurora Region
    Built 1890
  12. Lowry Building 880
    Part of the Military Landmarks
    Built in 1942
  13. Guardhouses at Fitzsimons Generals Park
    Part of the Military Landmarks
    Built in 1919
  14. Fitzsimons General’s Pond-Water Fowl Preserve
    Part of the Military Landmarks
    Built in 1901
  15. Red Cross Building and Memorial 525
    Part of the Military Landmarks
    Built in 1918
  16. KOA Building
    Part of Eastern Aurora
    Built in 1934
  17. Fuller House
    Part of the Original Aurora Region
    Built in 1892             h4 - Explore The Historical Sites of Aurora with Story Line!
  18. Coal Creek Schoolhouse
    Part of the Delaney Farm Region
    Built in 1928
  19. Marshall Cowing House
    Part of the Original Aurora Region
    Built 1892
  20. Horbein Building
    Part of the Original Aurora Region
    Built in 1953
  21. Toll Gate Creek Archaeological Site
    Part of Smoky Hill Region
  22. Smoky Hill Trail Historic Marker
    Part of the Smoky Hill Region
  23. St. Therese School
    Part of the Original Aurora Region
    Built in 1956
  24. Trolley Trailer No.610
    Part of Eastern Aurora and now in the Aurora History Museum
    Built in 1913h5 - Explore The Historical Sites of Aurora with Story Line!
  25. Robidoux House
    Part of the Original Aurora Region
    Built in 1913
    1615 Galena Street
  26. Bicentennial Art Center
    Part of the Military Landmarks
    Built in 1938
  27. Stanley Aviation & Market Place
    Part of the St. Therese Parish Historic District
    Built in 1954
    2501 Dallas Street

Conclusion
The Story Line Historical tour through Aurora is great way to see the historical sites and find your way around Aurora and get to know the town, its history and culture.

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