Breckenridge Welcome Center Museum


Monday-Saturday ~ 9am-5pm

Where to go

203 South Main Street, Breckenridge, CO 80424

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 an 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. The newly updated theater shows short (5-10 minute) history videos on various topics of interest and the new Time is a River interactive timeline allows guests to explore Breckenridge then and now. 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!

Coming Soon: Travel Back in Time to 1888: Re-live Breckenridge during the mining era. A first-of-its-kind virtual reality experience. In the meantime, check out the augmented reality app version for free!

What to expect

This 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.

Best for

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

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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