Welcome!  We have carefully considered the health and safety of our guides, museum docents, and guests and will continue to follow all government guidelines and requirements for our sites and activities. Please read the following information and expectations. If you have further questions or concerns, please email us at info@breckheritage.com or call 970-453-9767 x2. Visit the Breckenridge Tourism Office for general information about public health guidelines. 


JANUARY 2021 UPDATE: Select private tours and hikes, and private museum openings will be available upon request. Please fill out a private inquiry request. Completion of this Private Tour Inquiry form does not constitute an automatic reservation. Allow 48 hours notice.

Starting JUNE 2020, BHA implemented expanded daily cleaning procedures at each site. BHA employees monitor their health and will not come to work if they feel ill. 


Guest Expectations

  • If you feel ill we ask you to refrain from visiting a museum or joining a tour or hike. 

  • All guests over the age of 3 are required to wear a face covering (as defined by the Town of Breckenridge) in our museums and on our tours and hikes and will not be permitted to join without one. 

  • Museum traffic flow is one way. All guests will enter through one door and exit through another door. Guests in wheelchairs or using walking assistance devices that cannot navigate stairs will continue to be accommodated at our museums.

  • A limited number of guests are permitted in each museum at a time. Please wait outside until a staff member invites you in.

  • Once in the museum, please respect the 6 foot social distancing guideline (family groups can cluster together). 

  • Please be aware that there will be limited capacity on our tours and, unless your group purchases all the tickets for a tour, there may be other guests in your tour group. 

  • As has always been the case, no food or beverages are permitted in the museums. 

Private Tours

Please complete the private tour inquiry form and we will reply with our availability to accommodate your request. Please note that if you have a group larger than 6 people, we may be able to book a private tour with two guides to split the group in accordance with our tour capacities.

Barney Ford Victorian Home

Edwin Carter Discovery Center

Our flagship museums have limited schedules and capacity. There will be two staff members at each site to help assist guests with new procedures and expectations while also ensuring we provide the historic interpretation you expect. There may be spaces/rooms/exhibits that remain closed to the public during this phase of reopening. Please respect all closed/employee only signs. There are no public restroom facilities at the museums. 

Welcome Center Museum - reopening January 2021 Monday-Saturday 9am-5pm

The Welcome Center Museum is partially open. Guests can explore the downstairs exhibits and historic cabin portion of the museum. The theater and upstairs remain closed at this time. Our new Time is a River digital historic timeline will run on a loop for guests to experience without touching anything. The Breckenridge Tourism Office will staff the desk in the back (west/river side) of the building to assist guests. There will be no public restroom facilities inside the Welcome Center; BTO staff can direct guests to the nearest public restroom. 

Tours & Hikes & Exhibits

Private tours and hikes are available at this time by request only. Capacity limitations apply. Regularly-scheduled tours and hikes are currently suspended (advance reservations and payment are required). 

Walk Through History Tour

Breckenridge Haunted Tour

Hike Through Gold Mine History

Gold Mine and Dredge Boat Hike

Preston Ghost Town Hike

Washington Mine Tour

Gold Panning at Lomax Mine

Tombstone Tales at Twilight Tour

High Line Railroad Park & Playground

Breckenridge Sawmill Museum

Donations and Tips

All our museums are free to visit and we appreciate donations of any size. We accept cash and text-to-donate contributions at our museums. You can also make an online donation through CO Gives anytime.

Gratuities for tour guides are never expected, but if you enjoyed your experience, they are certainly appreciated. We do not yet have a great alternate way to tip your guide other than with cash. However, if you contact the administrative office at admin@breckheritage.com or 970-453-9767 x2 we can add on a tip using the credit card you booked the tour with.

Our Mission: The Breckenridge Heritage Alliance preserves unique historic resources in the Breckenridge area and connects residents and visitors to our past through inspiring interpretation of heritage sites and stories.


Our Vision: The Breckenridge Heritage Alliance is a community-supported, nationally-recognized non-profit leader in local historic preservation, interpretation and authentic heritage tourism.



Mailing Address:  PO Box 2460

Welcome Center:  203 South Main Street

Administrative Office:  309 North Main Street

Breckenridge, CO 80424

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