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
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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 6

Tuesday - Sunday 10am-3pm

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

June 1 - September 6

Tuesday - Sunday 10am-3pm

BRECKENRIDGE WELCOME CENTER
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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 - Saturday 9am - 5pm

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. Note: this is not an underground mine tour. 

 

June 1 - September 6

Wednesday, Friday, Saturday  10am-3pm

HIGH LINE RAILROAD MUSEUM
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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 & Playground: open year-round during daylight hours (self-guided), weather permitting

Museum: closed until further notice

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

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

closed until further notice

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