Breckenridge Sawmill Museum

Schedule & Cost

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

Parking Info

There are a few designated museum parking spaces on site. Please note that the access road to the site is also the access road to a private driveway. Please be respectful of private property and do park along the access road. 

Before the start of sawmill operations in Breckenridge, all structures were simple log cabins. While these were suitable early on, the growing and prospering town needed larger buildings and efficient construction. Sawmills allowed mining camps like Breckenridge to grow into established towns with churches, schools, hotels, and fraternal halls.

This outdoor exhibit is open to the public year round and is accessible based on the weather. Self-guided pamphlets provide information about the various aspects of a sawmill operation. Guests are encouraged to return them to the box if they do not want to save them as a keepsake. Click here for more FAQs.
The museum is free to visit. There are no restrooms on site. The closest public restroom is at the ice rink.

History lovers, kids, and those interested in construction.

“This is an interesting piece of history, if you ever wondered how they did it back in the day this will help understand how, and it’s has a really nice view.”

“Wonderful trip back in time.”

Only a few years ago this site was seriously dilapidated with equipment rusting away in heaps. Through a significant volunteer effort, the Breckenridge Sawmill Museum was envisioned, curated, and built. While there’s still work to be done, the current exhibits are authentic and informative.

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