Walk Through History Tour
About the Walk Through History Tour
A group of miners found gold in the Blue River in summer 1859 and the town of Breckenridge quickly sprang up with tents, shops and log cabins. Mining continued for almost a century through numerous booms and busts. This is our signature tour of Breckenridge’s National Historic District. View historic buildings from log cabins to stately residences. Hear stories of gold strikes, robberies, business booms and busts, skiing pioneers and much more. This is primarily an outdoor tour, but may include one indoor stop at the historic Briggle House. The Walk Through History Tour can be taken more than once as themes and routes vary depending on the tour guide.
Schedule & Cost
There is no designated parking for the tour or the Welcome Center. Please visit The Breck Park website for more information on current parking locations and fees.
This is a 90 minute long, mostly outdoor walking tour offered in sun, wind, and snow. It covers about six town blocks and goes up and down a few small hills. There are frequent stops along the tour. Guests are standing most of the time; there are typically a couple opportunities for guests to sit. Dressing for the weather and conditions is important. Click here for more FAQs.
History lovers, those interested in architecture, people who want to know more about how Breckenridge came to be, couples, singles, groups. This is a good activity for non-skiers/non-hikers or those taking a day off from hiking or skiing.
“Awesome tour! June was our tour guide and I don’t think you could find a more knowledgeable person. She has a real passion for history and a love of the area. June has an incredible depth of knowledge so when we asked questions she had no problem going off script sharing great stories that personalized the experience. Breckenridge has a very rich history and taking this tour has elevated my appreciation of the area and my enjoyment of our vacation.”
Many of the commercial buildings on Breckenridge’s main streets were built with false fronts to give them a statelier look and to provide advertising space for businesses. False fronts are still visible on many of these buildings today.