BRECKENRIDGE MUSEUMS & EXHIBITS

BHA will be closed through the end of May. We will post our summer schedule in mid-May.

 

Step back in time in our free local history museums! From a rough and tumble mining camp, to a civilized Victorian town, to a hippie haven, and now an international resort destination, there's history on every corner. We offer an "overview" local history museum at the Breckenridge Welcome Center as well as several themed and historic house museums. There's something for everyone - families, couples, explorers, and those just strolling through town while the rest of their group is on the slopes. We have museums open year-round and they are all free.

BARNEY FORD HOUSE MUSEUM

Born into slavery, Barney Ford endured racism and financial hardship to become one of Colorado's most prominent businessman.

closed; will reopen in June

EDWIN CARTER DISCOVERY CENTER

Edwin Carter was a miner-turned-taxidermist and environmental conservationist. This museum has hands-on exhibits great for kids.

closed; will reopen in June

BRECKENRIDGE WELCOME CENTER

The museum inside the welcome center provides an overview of our town's history from the first gold strike to modern society.

*CLOSED THROUGH SUNDAY APRIL 25*

Monday-Saturday ~ 9am-5pm

capacity limits in effect

BRIGGLE HOUSE MUSEUM

The Briggle's expanded a humble one room cabin into an elegant Victorian home where they hosted high society in the late 1800s.  

The Briggle House is included on several tours. It does not have regular operating hours.

ALICE MILNE HOUSE MUSEUM

This historic gem has some of the best preserved newspaper wall coverings in North America. A must-see for history buffs!

closed until further notice

RED, WHITE & BLUE FIRE MUSEUM

This quaint historic home is filled with equipment and uniforms from the volunteer fire department dating back to 1880.

closed until further notice

HIGH LINE RAILROAD MUSEUM

Train enthusiasts will delight in this original narrow-gauge engine and other railroad artifacts. Kids will love the themed playground!

Park & Playground: open year-round during daylight hours (self-guided), weather permitting

Museum: closed until further notice

BRECKENRIDGE SAWMILL MUSEUM

This restored sawmill site displays many original artifacts that built Breckenridge from a small mining camp into a prominent town.

Exhibit: open year-round during daylight hours (self-guided), weather permitting

dates, times, and prices subject to change without notice; all activities and exhibits are 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.

970-453-9767

info@BreckHeritage.com

Mailing Address:  PO Box 2460

Welcome Center:  203 South Main Street

Administrative Office:  309 North Main Street

Breckenridge, CO 80424

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