Breckenridge Welcome Center Museum

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Schedule

Tuesday - Sunday; 9am - 5pm

CLOSED through Saturday January 1st

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. 

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.

About the museum

This is a great museum to start 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 theater shows short (5-10 minute) history videos on various topics such as the beginning of the Breckenridge Ski Resort, mining, the railroad and 1980s Breckenridge snowboarding. The videos are a great option for the visually impaired to listen to the stories of Breckenridge's past. The new Time is a River interactive timeline allows guests to explore Breckenridge from the formation of the Rocky Mountains to the opening of Peak 6 for skiing. This exhibit is great for hearing impaired.

New Exhibit: 60 Years of Breckenridge Ski Resort History in 60 Objects

December 16, 2021 marked the 60th anniversary of Breckenridge Ski Resort and to celebrate this history and the people who made it, the Breckenridge Heritage Alliance has opened a new exhibit upstairs. With skis, snowboards, clothing, trail maps, coins, and chairlifts there’s something for everyone to enjoy – and a few items that are sure to surprise visitors. There’s also space for visitors to add their own skiing or snowboarding story. This exhibit will remain on display at least through mid-June 2022.

The Welcome Center is a great place to ask Breckenridge Tourism Office staff about restaurants, arts and entertainment, hiking, and more! 

What to expect

This museum contains lots of information to read and great exhibits to explore. It is a fully self-guided space. 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!"

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