Weather/Closure Policy 
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. 

Pet Policy 

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.

Smoking Policy

For the safety and comfort of our guides and other guests we do not permit smoking (including e-cigarettes) on our sites. The BHA reserves the right to request a guest leave a site if they are smoking.​​

Firearms Policy

Firearms (open or concealed) are not permitted on any BHA operated site or activity. The BHA 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. ​

Photo/Video Policy
As a guest, yes 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 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.

Are your sites and tours ADA accessible? 
We strive to make our sites as accessible as possible given the limitations of operating in historic buildings. Please call us at 970-453-9767 x2 if you have a question about accessibility.

  • Sites that are ADA accessible: Barney Ford Victorian Home, Welcome Center Museum, Archives and the High Line Railroad Park outdoor exhibits.

  • Sites that are accessible but may require extra effort: Edwin Carter Discovery Center, Summit Ski Exhibit (first floor only), High Line Railroad Park Museum, William Briggle House Museum, and Alice Milne House Museum (there may uneven surfaces to navigate and/or narrow doorways at these historic sites).​​​​

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.

How long does it take to tour your 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? 
Currently, we have a small sampling of merchandise 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 for more information