Breckenridge Welcome Center Museum
Year-Round: daily; 9am-6pm
Where to go
Where to park
There are no designated parking spaces for the Welcome Center. Please visit the Breck park website for more information on current parking locations and fees.
About the museum
This is a great museum to start at as it provides a great overview of Breckenridge history. From the first gold strike, to the boom and bust mining years, the early skiing days and the growth of the ski industry, there's truly something for everyone. Also, being housed in the same building as the Breckenridge Welcome Center, this is a great place to get all your questions answered about restaurants, arts and entertainment, hiking, and more!
What to expect
This house museum contains lots of information to read and great exhibits to explore. It is a fully self-guided space, but if a BHA staff member is present at the back desk, they can help answer questions. You can breeze through the museum in 15 minutes or spend an hour or so really soaking it in. Click here for more FAQs. The museum is FREE to visit with a $5 suggested donation.
The newly updated Welcome Center movie theater shows Breckenridge history videos. Subjects include 1960s Breckenridge skiing (the earliest promo video for the ski area!), mining, the railroad, Valley Brook Cemetery and more! Users can select from one of these videos, which range from 3-12 minutes in length.
Coming March 2020:
Travel Back in Time to 1888: Re-live Breckenridge during the mining era. A first-of-its-kind virtual reality experience.
Time is a River interactive timeline exhibit
Everyone! Visitors new to town, local residents, and second homeowners can all learn something. Great indoor activity on a rainy or snowy day. A good stop while shopping or strolling through downtown Breckenridge.
What guests say
"Great, free museum with lots of interesting information!"
"Very quaint and lovely welcome center and museum... giving a good glimpse of the early days of Breckenridge. I truly enjoyed the museum and the views from the balcony upstairs was beautiful in the winter. Thank you!"
Did you know?
In the early 2000s when the Welcome Center was being renovated, a historic log cabin was "found" within the structure. As demolition happened, workers uncovered a small cabin that had been built around. Today, visitors can see the original log walls inside the center.
dates, times, and prices subject to change without notice; all activities weather dependent