Located at 203 S. Main Street, The Breckenridge Welcome Center showcases the wonders of Breckenridge’s past and future. The Center is free of charge and open seven days a week and also includes a spectacular view of the Ten Mile Range — the perfect spot for a family photo!
This museum is a 1880s Victorian Home restored to tell the story of the original owner and former slave, Barney L. Ford. Tours are available year-round.
Hours: Please contact the Breckenridge Heritage Alliance at (970) 547-7643 or (800) 980-1859.
Location: 111 East Washington Avenue (a half block off Main Street), Breckenridge, CO 80424
This museum was completely restored and unveiled in the spring of 2009. Exhibit themes at the 1875 Edwin Carter Museum trace the evolution of Carter’s life as a miner, taxidermist, and scientist. Also featured in the museum is a new theater room and an interactive learning center where children can try hands-on activities related to Carter’s work. Edwin Carter was Breckenridge’s original naturalist who paved the way for the town’s modern environmental efforts.
Location: 111 North Ridge Street at the corner of Ridge Street and Wellington Avenue.
In 1898, one of the largest and best-appointed houses was owned by socialites William and Kathleen Briggle. As part of the Breckenridge Heritage Alliance’s walking tour, visitors can come to the Briggle House and step into the past. The Briggle House showcases velvet puddled draperies, a volume-jammed barrister bookcase, Victorian hair art, brass chandeliers and large, framed, salted photographs among other unique pieces of the time.
Briggle House is located at 104 North Harris Street, Breckenridge,
near the intersection of Lincoln and Harris. From Blue River Plaza in the center of Breckenridge,
proceed north on Main Street (toward Frisco) for one block to the stoplight at Main and Lincoln.
Turn right (east) and proceed three blocks to Harris.
Briggle House is located in Milne Park on the northeast corner of the intersection and is the largest
and northern-most of three houses in the Park.
Please see in our link list the Summit Historical Society website for further information
This fun children’s museum offers exhibits, camps and workshops year-round for kids of all ages.
Housed in a circa- 1877 two-story residence, the Red, White and Blue Firehouse Museum is a good stop fur those interested in historic fire-fighting equipment and structures from the past.
Please see also our 'Museums' listings...