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Welcome to our museums and historic sites!

Below you’ll find all the details you need to visit any of our locations throughout Colorado. You can also enjoy our many digital experiences and offerings available state-wide.

 

Our Museums


Select a tab below for information specific to the museum you plan to visit.
 

Center for Colorado Women's History (Denver)


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Hours: Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays, 10:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. and Sundays, 1:30–3:30 p.m.
Contact: 303-620-4933

What is currently on view? Tickets include a guided tour of the historic home. The exhibition Bold Women. Change History. is currently on view in the gallery, which focuses on Colorado women's struggle for voting rights and equity before and after the passage of the 19th Amendment.

How do I purchase tickets?
Capacity is limited for the comfort and safety of our guests. You must purchase a timed ticket in advance or make a member reservation prior to your visit. No tickets will be available for purchase onsite.

  • Member reservations for a specific date and time are available here. Please have your membership ID ready.
  • General admission tickets to the Center for Colorado Women's History are available here. For those unable to purchase tickets online, please call us at 303/620-4933.

Preparing for your visit
By purchasing a ticket to our museums you agree to the following visitation policies developed in compliance with guidelines and requirements related to COVID-19:

  • In accordance with local and state guidelines, masks are generally not required at History Colorado museums at this time, though many of our guests and staff continue to wear them. Per the guidance of public-health officials, we strongly encourage those who are not vaccinated to wear masks.
  • Guests must wear a mask at History Colorado sites if they are participating in a Hands-On History camp, school group visit or field trip. This includes school children, chaperones, volunteers, and staff interacting with these groups.
  • If you are feeling ill, or running a fever of 100.4 or higher, please stay home. You can contact the museum at 303-620-4933, we will work with you to reschedule your visit.
  • Arrive no more than 15 minutes prior to your ticketed time.

What is currently on view?
In addition to our gallery, currently showing our Bold Women. Change History. exhibit, we offer modified house tours for up to four people per hour. 

How do I get to you? Where can I park?
Several public-transit routes offer service near the museum. Parking meters and city-owned parking garages, including the nearby Cultural Center Complex Garage at 65 W. 12th Ave., remain accessible to the public. The Art Garage at 1200 Lincoln St is also one block away.

El Pueblo History Museum (Pueblo)


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Hours: Monday-Saturday, 10 am-4 pm
Contact: 719-583-0453

Preparing for your visit
By purchasing a ticket to our museums you agree to the following visitation policies developed in compliance with guidelines and requirements related to COVID-19:

  • In accordance with local and state guidelines, masks are generally not required at History Colorado museums at this time, though many of our guests and staff continue to wear them. Per the guidance of public-health officials, we strongly encourage those who are not vaccinated to wear masks.
  • Guests must wear a mask at History Colorado sites if they are participating in a Hands-On History camp, school group visit or field trip. This includes school children, chaperones, volunteers, and staff interacting with these groups.
  • If you are feeling ill, or running a fever of 100.4 or higher, please stay home.

What is currently on view?
Our current exhibits include Borderlands of Southern Colorado, Children of Ludlow, the Museum of Memory, and ¡Pleibol! In the Barrios and the Big Leagues / En los barrios y las grandes ligas.

For more information about El Pueblo History Museum, visit this page.
 

Fort Garland Museum & Cultural Center (Fort Garland)


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Hours: Monday-Saturday, 9 am-5 pm
Contact: 719-379-3512

Preparing for your visit
By purchasing a ticket to our museums you agree to the following visitation policies developed in compliance with guidelines and requirements related to COVID-19:

  • In accordance with local and state guidelines, masks are generally not required at History Colorado museums at this time, though many of our guests and staff continue to wear them. Per the guidance of public-health officials, we strongly encourage those who are not vaccinated to wear masks.
  • Guests must wear a mask at History Colorado sites if they are participating in a Hands-On History camp, school group visit or field trip. This includes school children, chaperones, volunteers, and staff interacting with these groups.
  • If you are feeling ill, or running a fever of 100.4 or higher, please stay home.

What is currently on view?
All exhibits are currently open. Our library and fiber studio are open by appointment for limited numbers of guests.
 

Healy House Museum & Dexter Cabin (Leadville)


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Hours: Friday-Saturday, 10 am-2 pm
Contact: 719-486-0487

Preparing for your visit
By purchasing a ticket to our museums you agree to the following visitation policies developed in compliance with guidelines and requirements related to COVID-19:

  • In accordance with local and state guidelines, masks are generally not required at History Colorado museums at this time, though many of our guests and staff continue to wear them. Per the guidance of public-health officials, we strongly encourage those who are not vaccinated to wear masks.
  • Guests must wear a mask at History Colorado sites if they are participating in a Hands-On History camp, school group visit or field trip. This includes school children, chaperones, volunteers, and staff interacting with these groups.
  • If you are feeling ill, or running a fever of 100.4 or higher, please stay home.

What is currently on view?
In addition to our beautiful heritage gardens and views of the City of Leadville and the Collegiate Peaks Range, we offer Healy House tours for small affiliated groups of 5 or less at a time. Limited access to the Dexter Cabin interior.
 

History Colorado Center

(Denver)


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Hours: Every day, 10 am – 5 pm; Thursdays 10 am – 8 pm.
Contact: 303/447-8679

How do I purchase tickets?
Capacity is limited for the comfort and safety of our guests. Tickets are now available for purchase at the front desk on the day of your visit. Purchase your ticket online for a discount!

  • Member reservations for a specific date and time are available here. Please have your membership ID ready.
  • General admission tickets to the History Colorado Center are available for purchase online here. If you're unable to purchase online, you can also call us at 303-HISTORY.

Preparing for your visit
By purchasing a ticket to our museums you agree to the following visitation policies developed in compliance with guidelines and requirements related to COVID-19:

  • In accordance with local and state guidelines, masks are generally not required at History Colorado museums at this time, though many of our guests and staff continue to wear them. Per the guidance of public-health officials, we strongly encourage those who are not vaccinated to wear masks.
  • Guests must wear a mask at History Colorado sites if they are participating in a Hands-On History camp, school group visit or field trip. This includes school children, chaperones, volunteers, and staff interacting with these groups.
  • If you are feeling ill, or running a fever of 100.4 or higher, please stay home. You can contact the front desk at 719-583-0453, we will work with you to reschedule your visit.
  • Arrive no more than 15 minutes prior to your ticketed time.

During your visit 

  • History Colorado will manage capacity in the building.
  • Enhanced cleaning, physical-distancing guidelines between parties, and adjusted operation of some high-traffic areas in accordance with public-health guidelines remain in place. 

What is currently on view?

Where do I park? How do I get to you?
Several public-transit routes offer service near the museum. Parking meters and city-owned parking garages, including the nearby Art Garage, adjacent to the former Art Institute of Colorado building on 12th and Lincoln., remain widely accessible to the public.

Members Only Parking Discount:
We are now pleased to offer discount parking for all History Colorado members at the Art Garage. Cruise in at your convenience! Adjacent to the former Art Institute of Colorado building on 12th and Lincoln, the Art Garage is located right behind the History Colorado Center at 1268 Lincoln Street.

  • Word to the wise! The Art Garage (1268 Lincoln Street) is not located at the Art Hotel (1201 Broadway).
  • All-day covered parking is just $6 for History Colorado members with validation.
  • After parking, simply ask for a voucher at museum reception to receive your discount.

Can I bring food and drink?
Drinking fountains are available. You are welcome to bring food, and there are small tables both inside and outside of the museum where guests can enjoy their sack lunch. Our café is open from 8 am to 3 pm on weekdays and 9:30 am to 3 pm on weekends with delicious and affordable meal options. Eating and drinking are prohibited in museum galleries. The History Colorado Center does provide tables to place your drink outside galleries, or you can put any of your belongings in our lockers on the ground floor. School groups, please discuss options for lunch room space with the reservationist when booking your field trip visit.

Accessibility at HCC 
At the History Colorado Center, we want all of our visitors to feel welcome. Here’s how we try to be accessible to everyone. If you have additional questions you can email us hc_guestservices@state.co.us or call 303-HISTORY.

Café Rendezvous The café is open with adjusted capacity and operations in accordance with state and local guidance. Our café is open 8 am to 4 pm on weekdays and 9:30 am to 4 pm on weekends with delicious and affordable meal options.

Thank you for choosing to revisit and we look forward to seeing you soon!

For more information, visit this page.
 

Trinidad History Museum (Trinidad)


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Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 10 am-4 pm
Contact: 719-846-7217

Preparing for your visit
By purchasing a ticket to our museums you agree to the following visitation policies developed in compliance with guidelines and requirements related to COVID-19:

  • In accordance with local and state guidelines, masks are generally not required at History Colorado museums at this time, though many of our guests and staff continue to wear them. Per the guidance of public-health officials, we strongly encourage those who are not vaccinated to wear masks.
  • Guests must wear a mask at History Colorado sites if they are participating in a Hands-On History camp, school group visit or field trip. This includes school children, chaperones, volunteers, and staff interacting with these groups.
  • If you are feeling ill, or running a fever of 100.4 or higher, please stay home.

What is currently on view?
The Santa Fe Trail Museum, including the new Borderlands of Southern Colorado: Remedios, Medicine, and Health is currently open to groups of 10 or fewer, as are our heritage gardens and grounds. The Bloom Mansion and Baca House are closed until further notice.
 

Ute Indian Museum (Montrose)


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Hours: Monday-Saturday, 9 am-4:30 pm; Sunday, 11 am-4 pm
Contact: 970-249-3098

Preparing for your visit
By purchasing a ticket to our museums you agree to the following visitation policies developed in compliance with guidelines and requirements related to COVID-19:

  • In accordance with local and state guidelines, masks are generally not required at History Colorado museums at this time, though many of our guests and staff continue to wear them. Per the guidance of public-health officials, we strongly encourage those who are not vaccinated to wear masks.
  • Guests must wear a mask at History Colorado sites if they are participating in a Hands-On History camp, school group visit or field trip. This includes school children, chaperones, volunteers, and staff interacting with these groups.
  • If you are feeling ill, or running a fever of 100.4 or higher, please stay home.

What is currently on view?
Our exhibits are currently open in accordance with public-health guidelines.

Georgetown Loop Railroad® (Georgetown)


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Hours: Daily starting at 10:45
Contact: 888-456-6777

The Georgetown Loop Railroad® is opening for the season on April 24, 2021.

For more information, please visit the Georgetown Loop website.
 

 

Can I touch things?

Some hands-on elements of exhibits have been removed or modified for your safety. Hand sanitizer or other forms of protection are provided in conjunction with any elements of the museum that must be touched (such as bathroom doors).

Can I visit the Stephen H. Hart Research Center, the Office of Archaeology and Historic Preservation, or the State Historical Fund?

The Stephen H. Hart Research Center is now open for in-person research on Monday, Wednesday, or Friday via an appointment system. Appointments must be requested and approved 72 hours (3 business days) prior to date of intended appointment. To request an appointment or for more information, visit this page.

The Office of Archaeology and Historic Preservation (OAHP) and the State Historical Fund are open but staff remains off-site. We have a variety of alternative ways to offer assistance. Please email oahp@state.co.us or hc_shf@state.co.us with questions.

Are you hosting special events and programs?

Our larger gatherings remain online. You can find details about our events and experiences here.

I have further questions. Who can I contact?

Our membership team remains available to help members with any questions they might have. Members can reach the office at 303-866-3639 or membership@state.co.us

For questions regarding private rental events please visit historycoloradoevents.com.

For more information, please visit your museum location above.

Thank you! 

We stand in service to Colorado with care for our state community. We strive to offer a place of belonging for all Coloradans and serve as a platform for community connection. We will make Colorado’s history accessible, connect people to Colorado and our past to cultivate an informed future, serve as the trusted leader in helping people understand what it means to be a Coloradan, remain stewards of Colorado’s historic treasures, and serve as resources for students, teachers and families.