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

June 1 - September 4

Tuesday-Sunday 10am-3pm

EDWIN CARTER MUSEUM
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Edwin Carter came to Breckenridge to mine for gold but later became a taxidermist and naturalist. This museum is great for kids.

June 1 - September 4

Tuesday-Sunday 10am-3pm

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

Tuesday - Sunday 9am - 6pm

WASHINGTON MINE AND MILLING EXHIBIT
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Explore this reconstructed mine site with a new, one-of-a-kind exhibit featuring the equipment used to process ore from underground mines. 

 

Exhibit: open June - September during

daylight hours (self-guided), weather permitting

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

Park & Playgroundopen year-round during daylight hours (self-guided), weather permitting

BRECKENRIDGE SAWMILL MUSEUM
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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