2020 GUEST INFORMATION
Welcome! We have carefully considered the health and safety of our guides and guests with our museum and tour schedule and are following all government guidelines and requirements for our sites and activities. Please read the following information and expectations. If you have further questions or concerns, please email us at email@example.com or call 970-453-9767 x2.
We have deep cleaned and disinfected our sites in preparation to open to the public. We have also enhanced our daily cleaning procedures at each site. Our staff will be monitoring their health and will not come to work if they feel ill.
General Guest Expectations
If you feel ill we ask you to refrain from visiting a museum or joining a tour or hike.
All guests over the age 2 are required to wear a face covering (as defined by the Town of Breckenridge) in our museums and on our tours and hikes and will not be permitted to join without one. Disposable and reusable masks are available at the Breckenridge Welcome Center.
There will be one-way flow through the museums so all guests will enter through one door and exit through another door. Guests in wheelchairs or using walking assistance devices that cannot navigate stairs will continue to be accommodated at our museums.
There will be a limited number of guests permitted in each museum at a time so please wait outside until a staff member invites you in.
Once in the museum, please respect the 6 foot social distancing guideline (family groups can cluster together).
Please be aware that there will be limited capacity on our tours and, unless your group purchases all the tickets for a tour, there may be other guests in your tour group.
As has always been the case, no food or beverages will be permitted in the museums.
Our flagship museums are open with limited schedules and capacity. There will be two staff members at each site to help assist guests with new procedures and expectations while also ensuring we provide the historic interpretation you expect. There may be spaces/rooms/exhibits that remain closed to the public during this phase of reopening. Please respect all closed/employee only signs. There will be no public restroom facilities at the museums.
The Welcome Center Museum is partially open - guests can explore the downstairs exhibits and historic cabin portion of the museum. The theater and upstairs remain closed during this phase of reopening. Our new Time is a River digital historic timeline will run on a loop for guests to experience without touching anything. The Breckenridge Tourism Office will staff the desk in the back (west/river side) of the building to assist guests. There will be no public restroom facilities inside the Welcome Center; BTO staff can direct guests to the nearest public restroom.
Scheduled tours are available and advance reservations and payment are required. We have a strict tour capacity of 10 guests so all guests must make a reservation, even if they do not intend to pan for gold. We will not accept cash on-site. Guides will provide a brief history of placer mining and then teach guests to pan for gold. Guests can then use a BHA pan in the creek on-site for the remainder of their tour time. There is a restroom on-site available for guests.
These tours and hikes are available on a limited schedule during this phase of reopening. The tour capacity is 10 guests. Please note the Gold Mine and Dredge Boat Hike is by private request only.
These sites/tours will remain closed during this phase of reopening.
We want to accommodate as many guests as possible so are waiving the private tour fee through November 2020. Please complete the private tour inquiry form and we will reply with our availability to accommodate your group. Please note that if you have a group larger than 10 people, we may be able to book a private tour with two guides to split the group in accordance with our tour capacities.
Donations and Tips
All our museums are free to visit and we appreciate donations of any size. We accept cash and text-to-donate contributions at our museums. You can also make an online donation through CO Gives anytime.
Gratuities for tour guides are never expected, but if you enjoyed your experience, they are certainly appreciated. We do not yet have a great alternate way to tip your guide other than with cash. However, if you contact the administrative office at or 970-453-9767 x2 we can add on a tip using the credit card you booked the tour with.