Breckenridge Sawmill Museum


open year round (weather dependent) as an outdoor self-guided tour

Where to go

Boreas pass and Munroe Road, Breckenridge, CO 80424

Where to park

There are a few designated museum parking spaces on-site. Please note that the access road to the site is also the access road to a private driveway. Please be respectful of the private property and do park along the access road

About the museum

Before the start of sawmill operations in Breckenridge, all structures were simple log cabins. While these were suitable for the hardy miners, more sophisticated ladies demanded more elegant accommodations. Sawmills allowed mining camps like Breckenridge to grow into established towns with churches, schools, hotels, and fraternal halls. 

What to expect

This outdoor exhibit is open to the public year-round and is accessible based on the weather. There are self-guided pamphlets that provide context and information about the various aspects of a sawmill operation. Guests are encouraged to return them to the box if they do not want to save them as a keepsake. Click here for more FAQs.

The museum is FREE to visit.

There are no restrooms on site. The closest public restroom is at the ice rink. 

Best for

History lovers, kids, and those interested in construction. 

What guests say

"This is an interesting piece of history, if you ever wondered how they did it back in the day this will help understand how and its has a really nice view."

"Wonderful trip back in time."

Did you know?

Only a few years ago this site was seriously dilapidated with equipment rusting away in heaps. Through mostly volunteer efforts, the Breckenridge Sawmill Museum was envisioned, curated, and built. While there's still work to be done, the current exhibits are authentic and informative!

dates, times, and prices subject to change without notice; all activities weather dependent

What is the BHA?

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. 


Mailing Address:  PO Box 2460

Welcome Center:  203 South Main Street

Administrative Office:  309 North Main Street

Breckenridge, CO 80424

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