Museum and Site FAQ's

Museums are open year round. On rare occasions extenuating weather circumstances may cause us to close a museum. 

For the safety and comfort of our guides and other guests and due to the historical significance of our sites, pets are not allowed at any site; including museum lawns, outdoor mine sites, and outdoor exhibits. Service dogs as approved by the Americans with Disabilities Act are permitted, however, emotional support, comfort, or companion pets are not allowed.

For the safety and comfort of our guides and other guests we do not permit smoking (including e-cigarettes) on our sites. Breckenridge History reserves the right to request a guest leave a site if they are smoking.

Food and beverages are not permitted in any museum or historic structure with the exception of closed water bottles.

As a guest, we encourage you to take souvenir photos. If you are interested in using one our sites for a photo shoot or would like to record film/video of or on a site, please contact Michele at or 970-453-9767 x103 to complete a permit application.

Please put your cell phone on silent while in a museum. We understand you may need to take an urgent call. If you do, please be courteous to the docent and other guests and step outside or away from the group and speak quietly.

All of our museums are free to visit! We are able to offer this amenity through the generosity of our visitors as well as funding from the Town of Breckenridge. We greatly appreciate donations to help maintain our collections and keep our museums free and open to the public.

Our museums are small but contain a wealth of information. A few have short videos to watch as well. You can plan to spend between 30-60 minutes in each museum, but are welcome to stay longer if you like.

We offer a variety of interesting and educational books at the Breckenridge Welcome Center at 203 South Main Street. You may also visit our online book shop for a list of available titles. Please note that all merchandise sales are final.

If you have a question that was not addressed here, please call 970-453-9767 x2 or email for more information.