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Center for Colorado Women's History

The Center for Colorado Women’s History is a history museum that focuses on the bold stories, memories, and experiences of women of Colorado. Located in the heart of Denver, The Center offers bold exhibits, personalized tours, and special events year-round. Take a stroll through our museum on a 45-minute guided tour, or stop by for a quick visit to our gift shop and gardens. 

The Center is located within an Italianate style historic home built in 1883, and restored to the 1912-1924 period. Guests who choose to tour the museum will find themselves surrounded by domestic objects and art of a bygone era. See keepsakes and mementos from the past, while hearing remarkable stories of Colorado’s women pioneers. Learners of all ages are welcome to participate.

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Master bedroom at the Center for Colorado Women's History. There's an ornate wooden frame bed, armoire, and ornate wallpaper.
Close up of a mannequin dressed in a patterned, grey Victorian dress.
Interior of historic parlor filled with antique furnishings at Center for Colorado Women's History.
Interior of the Center for Colorado women's history gift shop decorated with red poppies.
A small group listens to a female tour guide as she speaks at Center for Colorado Womens History. She has a dark wooden background behind her and is motioning at something out of frame.
Close up of the dining table and glass place settings. There is a pink bouquet in a vase at the center of the table.
Interior of the Center for Colorado Women's History kitchen. There is an antique stove, a table with artifacts, and a sun light.
Historic coffee grinder with large metal crank.
A table setting full of ceramic teacups and plates with a red napkin.  There are scones and quiches displayed on the plates.
Lined bookshelves at the gift shop of Center for Colorado Women's History

The Center for Colorado Women’s History is the first state museum focused on the past, present and future achievements of Colorado women. The Center for Colorado Women’s History focuses on scholarship, research, public programs, narrative, lectures, school tours and exhibits that expand the understanding and collective memory of the history of women in Colorado. The Center is a space for adventurous dialogue and challenging questions that:

  • Generate new knowledge and understandings of women’s role in history – within Colorado and beyond
  • Reflect the diverse audiences of Colorado
  • Share and collect stories that represent the lives and work of all women in Colorado’s past and present
  • Amplify stories of the women who work within communities
  • Connect local stories to the broader stories of women’s history worldwide.

 

Accessibility at the Center for Colorado Women's History

At the Center for Colorado Women's History, we want all of our visitors to feel welcome. Here’s how we try to be accessible for everyone.

If you have additional questions you can email us or call (303) 620-4933.

Mobility & Entering the Building

The historic building does not have dedicated parking, but there is parking available (including several handicap accessible spaces) along 13th Avenue. The building is wheelchair accessible, with an elevator to access the second floor.
 

Wheelchairs

There is a wheelchair available to check out at the front desk at the beginning of a tour. It is available on a first-come first-serve basis.
 

Accessible Restrooms

The museum includes a wheelchair accessible restroom with a grab bar. The doorway to enter this restroom is 26" wide.

Service Animals

Service animals—animals that are individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability—are allowed throughout the museum. Pets and emotional support animals are not considered service animals and are not allowed.

 

Hours

Monday–Saturday, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.

Sunday, 12 p.m.–4 p.m.

Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day

The historic house is on view by guided tour. Tour times are at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., and 3:30 p.m., Monday to Saturday. On Sunday tours are at 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., and 3:30 p.m..


 


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Free for active military and their family from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

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Contact:

303-620-4933

For Fieldtrip and Education Inquiries, contact cat.jensen@state.co.us

For Adult Visitation., Special Event, and Giftshop Inquiries, contact margaux.miller@state.co.us

Address: 1310 Bannock St., Denver CO 80204

Parking: Surface lots and metered parking are available nearby. The most convenient garage is the Civic Center Cultural Complex Garage at 12th & Broadway. Accessible parking is available in the garage and at metered spaces on 13th and 14th Avenues.



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“This was a special treat! If you’re looking for an awesome informative history of some of Denver’s most influential people, I cannot recommend enough. The house is breathtaking!” - Google Review

 

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Monday–Saturday, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.

Sunday, 12 p.m.–4 p.m.

Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day

The historic house is on view by guided tour. Tour times are at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., and 3:30 p.m., Monday to Saturday. On Sunday tours are at 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., and 3:30 p.m..


 


Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!
 


 

Free for active military and their family from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

Blue Star Families

 


 

Contact:

303-620-4933

For Fieldtrip and Education Inquiries, contact cat.jensen@state.co.us

For Adult Visitation., Special Event, and Giftshop Inquiries, contact margaux.miller@state.co.us

Address: 1310 Bannock St., Denver CO 80204

Parking: Surface lots and metered parking are available nearby. The most convenient garage is the Civic Center Cultural Complex Garage at 12th & Broadway. Accessible parking is available in the garage and at metered spaces on 13th and 14th Avenues.



Plan Your Event at the Center for Colorado Women's History →
 



“This was a special treat! If you’re looking for an awesome informative history of some of Denver’s most influential people, I cannot recommend enough. The house is breathtaking!” - Google Review

 

American Alliance of Museums Accredited Museum Badge