Breckenridge 1888 Augmented Reality & Student Tours
Virtual Field Trips
In collaboration with Timelooper, the Breckenridge Heritage Alliance is pleased to announce our virtual field trip option for schools. Traditionally, we've invited local school groups to visit our sites and join our tours, but this new option is available anywhere in the world. We've adapted our 1888 Breckenridge app into a virtual field trip experience for grades K-6. Email for more information.
About the tour
Breckenridge, Colorado's oldest town west of the Continental Divide, was founded by a group of hardy miners during the Pikes Peak Gold Rush. For nearly 100 years, the town lived and died by mining. This virtual tour transports you to 1880s Breckenridge, the height of the mining era. Check out a mining camp turned ghost town, see the longest operating mine in Breckenridge and hear how the railroad traversed high mountain passes year round. This augmented reality experience is highlighted by a 360 re-creation of downtown in 1888. Your guide Edwin Carter, local museum founder and prospector, shares stories of life in early-day Breckenridge. Hear how fires threatened town, learn about Breckenridge's first civil rights leader and understand the harsh reality of living high in the Rocky Mountains during the long, cold winters. Presented by the Breckenridge Heritage Alliance in partnership with Timelooper.
What to expect
This first-of-its-kind immersive augmented reality experience in Colorado can be downloaded and viewed for free from anywhere in the world. Just search the app store for "1888 Breckenridge."
NOTE: This experience is currently available via the app store (iPhone 7 and up or iPad 3rd gen and up) and on Google Play for Android devices.
Other helpful tips
When you download the app, watch the introduction that gives instructions on how to use the app. If you want to close the program and watch the introduction again, do a "hard close" on the app (double click and close or double swipe on your phone) and start again.
History lovers, teachers, homeschool groups and students near and far.