In light of public health concerns, BHA is evaluating if and how we can host our signature events in 2020 and 2021. We will post updated information for each event on this page as it is confirmed. 

We have cancelled the following events for 2020 but hope to continue these great offerings again in 2021 so please check back next year for more information.

  • Independence Day Parade Party Fundraiser

  • Hike with a Historian Summer Series

  • Theobald Award for Historic Preservation

  • Boreas Pass Railroad Day

  • Historic Homes Tour Fundraiser

Historically Speaking Library Series via Zoom

Join the BHA, Summit County Libraries, and our guest speakers as they present topics of interest.

this series is free and open to the public

Mining in the Upper Swan River and The Great Flume

Local author and historian, Fountain unveils the story of the first mega gold mining operation in the greater Breckenridge mining district, located in the upper Swan River Valley. Follow this historic and photographic story of the Fuller Placer Mining Company and the incredible engineering feat of building and operating a gigantic water flume designed to aid in the area’s extensive hydraulic mining operations. CLICK HERE to view the recorded presentation (password is .tBf.=47).

Historic Horrors and Halloween Events

October 2020

In a town as old as Breckenridge, there are bound to be a few spirits lingering from the mining heyday! This year in addition to our regularly scheduled tours, BHA will offer an additional Breckenridge Haunted Tour and Tombstone Tales at Twilight Tour on Halloween, Saturday October 31st. Don't delay, these tours will fill up quickly! Due to public health guidelines, BHA will not host a haunted house or trick-or-treating this year. 

Santa at the Barney Ford Museum

December 5, 2020

Each year Santa visits the Barney Ford Home, decorated for a Victorian Christmas, to listen to children's Christmas wishes. This year we are uncertain about this special event as it will depend on forthcoming public health information. Please watch for continued updates on the BHA website.

this event is free and open to the public

Victorian Tea at the Briggle House

cancelled until further notice

Meet Mrs. Kathleen Briggle, a socialite in early Breckenridge, explore her classic Victorian home and enjoy a classic Victorian tea service. Our teas are great experiences for small groups such as bridal parties, families on holiday, and business groups looking for a unique activity. 

offered select dates year-round or private tour by request

regularly schedule teas:  $40/adult (ages 13+) $20/child (ages 4-12)

private teas: $50/person (5 person or $250 minimum); private tour fee does NOT apply; 7 day cancellation for a full refund

Memorial Day Commemoration

May 31, 2021

Join the BHA as we honor community members who have died in active military service. This interdenominational service will include a keynote speaker, hymns, and prayers.

this event is free and open to the public

Historically Speaking in Milne Park

Summer Saturdays (June-September); 12-1pm

Join BHA guide June Walters for lunchtime talks in Milne Park (corner of Lincoln and Harris) every summer Saturday at noon. Hear how 19th century families lived and learn about Milne Park’s history. Bring your own chair and a sack lunch if you'd like!​ There is not public parking at Milne Park and guests are not permitted to park along Harris Street. Please park at the Community Center at 103 South Harris Street.

this event is free and open to the public; weather permitting


Hike with a Historian Summer Series

2021 dates to be determined

In this exclusive summer series, join a local historian on a hike and discussion about various topics of interest. Last summer's topics include railroads and geology, mills and mines, and, of course, GOLD!

offered select dates each summer; reservations required

$25/adult (ages 13+)  $15/child (ages 4-12)

Independence Day Parade Party Fundraiser

July 4, 2021

Support the BHA at our biggest annual fundraiser! Enjoy a buffet breakfast and a mimosa, then watch the parade from one of the best spots in town, the Barney Ford lawn - right on Main Street!

tickets are typically available in May; please check back in spring 2021 for more information

Theobald Award for Historic Preservation

2021 date to be determined

The BHA and Robin and Patty Theobald celebrate historic preservation in the Breckenridge area by honoring a person, business, or project with the Theobald Award each year. We accept nominations from the public in the spring and present the award at a reception in the summer. 

this event is free and open to the public

Barney Ford Lawn 111 East Washington Avenue, Breckenridge, CO 80424

Boreas Pass Railroad Day

2021 date to be determined

In collaboration with our friends in Como, we invite you to enjoy the scenic drive over Boreas pass, the route of the C&S line, from the Como Depot to High Line Railroad Park.

this event is free and open to the public

Historic Homes Tour Fundraiser

2021 date to be determined

Get an exclusive peek inside some of Breckenridge's privately-owned historic residences that have been preserved on the outside and modernized on the inside. This is a once-per-year offering when homeowners open their doors and allow our tour guests to step inside. Light refreshments included. 

reservations required; $50/person

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. 


Mailing Address:  PO Box 2460

Welcome Center:  203 South Main Street

Administrative Office:  309 North Main Street

Breckenridge, CO 80424

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