BRECKENRIDGE MUSEUMS & EXHIBITS

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

Barney Ford escaped slavery to become a successful entrepreneur and businessman. He was also a leader for civil right in Colorado.

Open year-round with seasonal schedules.

November - December 15

Friday - Sunday; 10am to 3pm

December 16 - April 12

Tuesday - Sunday; 10am to 3pm

EDWIN CARTER DISCOVERY CENTER

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

Open year-round with seasonal schedules.

November - December 15

Friday - Sunday; 10am to 3pm

December 16 - April 12

Tuesday - Sunday; 10am to 3pm

SUMMIT SKI MUSEUM

People had been skiing in Summit County long before the resort opened in 1961. See equipment and learn about the early days.

Open year-round with seasonal schedules.

November - December 15

Friday - Sunday; 10am to 3pm

December 16 - April 12

Tuesday - Sunday; 10am to 3pm

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.

Open year-round

Daily; 9am to 5pm

 

The Welcome Center Museum will be closed for renovations through the end of 2019.

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. 

Open year-round

The Briggle House is included on several tours

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.

Open year-round

The Milne House is included on several tours

RED, WHITE & BLUE FIRE MUSEUM

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

Open year-round

Monday - Friday; 9-11am and 1:30-4:30pm (based on staff availability)

HIGH LINE RAILROAD MUSEUM

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

Museum: closed for the season;

typically open June-September

Park & Playground:  Open year-round; weather dependent

BRECKENRIDGE SAWMILL MUSEUM

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

Open year-round

Daylight hours; self-guided

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

What is the BHA?

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. 

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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