Alice G. Milne Memorial Park

Schedule & Cost

Open year-round during daylight hours (self-guided), weather permitting
Free, $5 suggested donation

Parking Info

There is no 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.

Milne Park, located in the heart of the historic district, is open to the public year round. Home to three historic buildings, the Briggle, Milne and Eberlein homes, the updated and accessible pocket park includes outdoor interpretation about the three buildings as well as bench seating, a picnic table and a seasonal flower garden.

The Briggle and Milne homes are in their original locations. William and Katie Briggle were a well-to-do Breckenridge couple in the early 1900s. The McNamara family, Irish immigrants, built the Milne House in 1880 and owned a store in town. Jeanette Eberlein, born at Fort Mary B (the first structure built by miners when gold was discovered in 1859) grew up in Summit County and lived in the Eberlein house when it was located on North Main Street.

Eleanor Milne bequeathed the Milne property to the Town in 1986 for use as a public park. (Her mother, Alice, is the park’s namesake.) The Town took ownership of the Eberlein House in 1989 and moved it from North Main to Milne Park. The Summit Historical Society restored and placed a conservation easement on the Briggle House in the 1990s. The Town purchased the Briggle House from the Society in 2015.

Currently, Breckenridge History is working on a master plan and site improvements for each of the buildings. The Briggle House is staged with period furnishings from the turn of the 19th century and highlights how residences and styles developed in the early 1900s, a time of prosperity in Breckenridge. A tour of the home is included on the Walk Through History Tour (link to the tour page). The Milne House serves as our museum collections care and processing facility. Necessary stabilization and restoration work prevents public access to the Eberlein House at this time.

History lovers and those interested in architecture.

Originally measuring just over 200 square feet in size, the Eberlein House is fondly called “the original tiny house” of Breckenridge.

Dates, times, and prices subject to change without notice. All activities weather dependent.