Augmented Reality 1888 and Student Tours

About Augmented Reality 1888

Colorado’s oldest town west of the Continental Divide was founded by a group of hardy miners during the Pikes Peak Gold Rush. For nearly 100 years, Breckenridge lived and died by mining. This virtual tour transports you to 1880s Breckenridge, the height of the mining era. Check out a mining camp turned ghost town, see the longest-operating mine in Breckenridge and hear how the railroad traversed high mountain passes year round. This augmented reality experience is highlighted by a 360 re-creation of downtown in 1888. Your guide Edwin Carter, local museum founder and prospector, shares stories of life in early-day Breckenridge. During the tour, hear how fires threatened town and learn about Breckenridge’s first civil rights leader. Also, understand the harsh reality of living high in the Rocky Mountains during the long, cold winters. Presented by Breckenridge History in partnership with Timelooper.

School Groups

We are proud to offer free field trips and in-class instruction for students across Summit County thanks to a grant from the Summit Foundation. Our trips can be tailored for all ages from pre-k through high school and cover a variety of subjects and sites. If you are interested in bringing a class for a field trip or having us come to your classroom, please fill out our School Group Inquiry form and our staff will reach out!

In collaboration with Timelooper, Breckenridge History is pleased to announce our virtual field trip option for educators and students. Alternatively, we offer in classroom presentations (Summit County only) and a virtual field trip for grades K-5.

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This first-of-its-kind immersive augmented reality experience in Colorado can be downloaded and viewed free anywhere . Just search the app store for “1888 Breckenridge.”

NOTE: This experience is currently available via the app store (iPhone 7 and up or iPad 3rd gen and up) and on Google Play for Android devices.

When you download the app, watch the introduction that gives instructions on how to use the app. If you want to close the program and watch the introduction again, do a “hard close” on the app. To do a hard close, double click and close or double swipe on your phone and start again.

History lovers, teachers, homeschool groups and students near and far.

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