We operate our museums year-round and are used to our high alpine environment. However, there are rare occasions when extenuating weather circumstances may cause us to close a museum.
For the safety and comfort of our guides and other guests and due to the historical significance of our sites, pets are not allowed on any site; including museum lawns, outdoor mine sites, and outdoor exhibits. Service dogs as approved by the Americans with Disabilities Act are permitted; however, emotional support, comfort, or companion pets are not allowed.
For the safety and comfort of our guides and other guests we do not permit smoking (including e-cigarettes) on our sites. Breck History reserves the right to request a guest leave a site if they are smoking.
Firearms (open or concealed) are not permitted on any Breck History operated site or activity. Breck History reserves the right to request a guest leave if they are carrying a firearm.
Food & Beverage Policy
Food and beverages are not permitted in any museum or historic structure with the exception of closed water bottles.
As a guest we encourage you to take souvenir photos. If you are interested in using one our sites for a photo shoot or would like to record film/video of or on a site, please contact Michele at firstname.lastname@example.org or 970-453-9767 x103 to complete a permit application.
Cell Phone Etiquette
Please put your cell phone on silent while in a museum. We understand you may need to take an urgent call; if you do so, please be courteous to the docent and other guests and step outside or away from the group and speak quietly.
Trail and Backcountry Etiquette
Please enjoy but do not destroy cultural heritage! Feel free to take pictures, but leave artifacts in place for others to observe. Cultural resources on all Federal Lands, including the White River National Forest, are protected by the Archaeological Resources Protection Act of 1979 and the Antiquities Act of 1906.
Any person who, without official permission, excavates, removes, appropriates or vandalizes any historic or prehistoric ruin, artifact, or archaeological resource is subject to substantial penalties - including fines up to $100,000 and imprisonment up to 5 years.
Is there an entry fee for the museums?
All of our museums are free to visit! We are able to offer this amenity through the generosity of our visitors as well as funding from other sources. We greatly appreciate donations to help maintain our collections and keep our museums free and open to the public. Reservations are not needed for museum visitors. Please note: Reservations are required for our guided tours, hikes and gold panning.
How long does it take to tour the museums?
Our museums are small but contain a wealth of information and several have short videos to watch as well. You can plan to spend between 30-60 minutes in each museum, but are welcome to stay longer if you like.
Do you have a gift shop?
We operate our gift shop at the Breckenridge Welcome Center at 203 South Main Street. We offer a variety of educational, fun and unique gifts for all ages. You may also visit our online gift shop for a list of available books and DVDs. Please note that all merchandise sales are final.
If you have a question that was not addressed here, please call 970-453-9767 x2 or email email@example.com for more information