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Jun
16
Sun
Breckenridge Heritage Alliance: Breckenridge Sawmill Museum @ Breckenridge Sawmill Museum
Jun 16 @ 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Breckenridge Heritage Alliance: Breckenridge Sawmill Museum @ Breckenridge Sawmill Museum | Breckenridge | Colorado | United States

The historic homes, stores, and mines still standing in Breckenridge today could not have existed without the sawmills that processed trees cleared from local hillsides. One of our newest attractions, the sawmill museum offers a self-guided tour of the equipment used by early frontiersmen to cut and prepare timbers for construction.

Breckenridge Heritage Alliance: High Line Railroad Park @ High Line Railroad Park
Jun 16 @ 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Breckenridge Heritage Alliance: High Line Railroad Park @ High Line Railroad Park | Breckenridge | Colorado | United States

Train lovers will delight in Engine No. 9, one of the few remaining narrow gauge locomotives that once braved the treacherous mountain passes. Located near the original track into Breckenridge over Boreas Pass, the park also has a rotary snowplow, replica C&S caboose and flatcar, and a train-themed playground. Museum is closed for the season. 189 Boreas Pass Rd

Breckenridge Heritage Alliance: Barney Ford Victorian Home @ Barney Ford House Museum
Jun 16 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Breckenridge Heritage Alliance: Barney Ford Victorian Home @ Barney Ford House Museum | Breckenridge | Colorado | United States

Civil rights history comes alive in the home of Barney L. Ford, an escaped slave who went on to become a prospector, entrepreneur, and activist for African-American rights. The restored 1882 Victorian home offers a glimpse into the 19th century lives of a well-heeled Breckenridge family. The fenced lawn on Main Street can be rented for private events.

Breckenridge Heritage Alliance: Edwin Carter Discovery Center
Jun 16 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Breckenridge Heritage Alliance: Edwin Carter Discovery Center @ Breckenridge | Colorado | United States

Explore local wildlife in Breckenridge’s own museum of natural history, home to the taxidermy specimens of Professor Edwin Carter, a 19th century miner-turned-environmentalist. A family favorite, the center features interactive exhibits including a hands-on taxidermy workbench, theater, and children’s room. It can also be rented for private events.

Breckenridge Heritage Alliance: High Line Railroad Museum @ High Line Railroad Park
Jun 16 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Breckenridge Heritage Alliance: High Line Railroad Museum @ High Line Railroad Park | Breckenridge | Colorado | United States
Park open year-round sunrise to sunset. Museum open June 9th-September 2nd
Tuesday-Sunday; 10am-3pm. Free; $5 suggested donation. 189 Boreas Pass Rd.
Train lovers will delight in Engine No. 9, one of the few remaining narrow gauge locomotives that once braved the treacherous mountain passes. Located near the original track into Breckenridge from Boreas Pass, the park also has a rotary snowplow, a replica C&S caboose and flatcar, and a train-themed playground.
Breckenridge Heritage Alliance: Summit Ski Museum @ Summit Ski Museum
Jun 16 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Breckenridge Heritage Alliance: Summit Ski Museum @ Summit Ski Museum | Breckenridge | Colorado | United States

People were skiing in Breckenridge from the start. See black-and-white photos and equipment from the earliest days of Summit County skiing, and learn about the 10th Mountain Division, a military unit that fought on skis in World War II. Then slide on to the history of Breckenridge Ski Resort, which opened in 1961 and welcomed snowboarders in 1984.

Breckenridge Heritage Alliance: Washington Gold Mine Tour @ Washington Mine
Jun 16 @ 10:00 am
Breckenridge Heritage Alliance: Washington Gold Mine Tour @ Washington Mine | Breckenridge | Colorado | United States

Head 200 feet underground into a reconstructed mine and learn about the hard-rock mining era and then pan for gold. $15/adult; $10/child

Breckenridge Heritage Alliance: Washington Gold Mine Tour @ Washington Mine
Jun 16 @ 1:00 pm
Breckenridge Heritage Alliance: Washington Gold Mine Tour @ Washington Mine | Breckenridge | Colorado | United States

Head 200 feet underground into a reconstructed mine and learn about the hard-rock mining era and then pan for gold. $15/adult; $10/child

Breckenridge Heritage Alliance: Tombstone Tales at Twilight Tour @ Valley Brook Cemetery
Jun 16 @ 5:00 pm
Breckenridge Heritage Alliance: Tombstone Tales at Twilight Tour @ Valley Brook Cemetery | Breckenridge | Colorado | United States

Tour historic Valley Brook Cemetery and view the ornate gravestones representing some of the town’s earliest art and written history. 

Jun
17
Mon
Breckenridge Heritage Alliance: Breckenridge Sawmill Museum @ Breckenridge Sawmill Museum
Jun 17 @ 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Breckenridge Heritage Alliance: Breckenridge Sawmill Museum @ Breckenridge Sawmill Museum | Breckenridge | Colorado | United States

The historic homes, stores, and mines still standing in Breckenridge today could not have existed without the sawmills that processed trees cleared from local hillsides. One of our newest attractions, the sawmill museum offers a self-guided tour of the equipment used by early frontiersmen to cut and prepare timbers for construction.

Breckenridge Heritage Alliance: High Line Railroad Park @ High Line Railroad Park
Jun 17 @ 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Breckenridge Heritage Alliance: High Line Railroad Park @ High Line Railroad Park | Breckenridge | Colorado | United States

Train lovers will delight in Engine No. 9, one of the few remaining narrow gauge locomotives that once braved the treacherous mountain passes. Located near the original track into Breckenridge over Boreas Pass, the park also has a rotary snowplow, replica C&S caboose and flatcar, and a train-themed playground. Museum is closed for the season. 189 Boreas Pass Rd

Breckenridge Heritage Alliance: Red, White & Blue Fire Museum
Jun 17 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Breckenridge Heritage Alliance: Red, White & Blue Fire Museum @ Breckenridge | Colorado | United States

The Breckenridge Fire Department dates back to 1880, when volunteer firefighters used hand-powered equipment to fight the catastrophic fires that swept through town. Find an original ladder cart, restored hose cart, uniforms and more at the Red, White & Blue Fire Museum, available for tours with a modern firefighter and as a rental for kids’ parties and events.

The museum is open year-round with tours lead by modern firefighters; please visit the Red, White & Blue Fire Station (next to the museum) or call 970-453-2474 to arrange a tour.

Dr. Sandra F. Pritchard Mather Archive Facility @ Breckenridge Grand Vacations Community Center
Jun 17 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Dr. Sandra F. Pritchard Mather Archive Facility @ Breckenridge Grand Vacations Community Center | Breckenridge | Colorado | United States

This state-of-the-art new archives room is the first of its kind in Breckenridge. Housed in the Breckenridge Grand Vacations Community Center, it preserves historic newspapers, photographs, maps, records, rare books and other Summit County treasures, making them available to students, authors, researchers, and history buffs alike.

Researchers are encouraged to make an appointment to explore the Archives collections. For more information, visit breckenridgearchives.com.

Breckenridge Heritage Alliance: Iowa Hill Gold Miner’s Hike @ Iowa Hill Trailhead
Jun 17 @ 10:00 am
Breckenridge Heritage Alliance: Iowa Hill Gold Miner’s Hike @ Iowa Hill Trailhead | Breckenridge | Colorado | United States

This 1.5 mile guided hike tells the story of hydraulic mining—how gold was extracted from the surrounding hills using high-pressure water hoses. Authentic mining artifacts and a restored boardinghouse (c. 1868) provide a glimpse into miners’ lives.

Breckenridge Heritage Alliance: Red, White & Blue Fire Museum
Jun 17 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Breckenridge Heritage Alliance: Red, White & Blue Fire Museum @ Breckenridge | Colorado | United States

The Breckenridge Fire Department dates back to 1880, when volunteer firefighters used hand-powered equipment to fight the catastrophic fires that swept through town. Find an original ladder cart, restored hose cart, uniforms and more at the Red, White & Blue Fire Museum, available for tours with a modern firefighter and as a rental for kids’ parties and events.

The museum is open year-round with tours lead by modern firefighters; please visit the Red, White & Blue Fire Station (next to the museum) or call 970-453-2474 to arrange a tour.

Jun
18
Tue
Breckenridge Heritage Alliance: Breckenridge Sawmill Museum @ Breckenridge Sawmill Museum
Jun 18 @ 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Breckenridge Heritage Alliance: Breckenridge Sawmill Museum @ Breckenridge Sawmill Museum | Breckenridge | Colorado | United States

The historic homes, stores, and mines still standing in Breckenridge today could not have existed without the sawmills that processed trees cleared from local hillsides. One of our newest attractions, the sawmill museum offers a self-guided tour of the equipment used by early frontiersmen to cut and prepare timbers for construction.

Breckenridge Heritage Alliance: High Line Railroad Park @ High Line Railroad Park
Jun 18 @ 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Breckenridge Heritage Alliance: High Line Railroad Park @ High Line Railroad Park | Breckenridge | Colorado | United States

Train lovers will delight in Engine No. 9, one of the few remaining narrow gauge locomotives that once braved the treacherous mountain passes. Located near the original track into Breckenridge over Boreas Pass, the park also has a rotary snowplow, replica C&S caboose and flatcar, and a train-themed playground. Museum is closed for the season. 189 Boreas Pass Rd

Breckenridge Heritage Alliance: Red, White & Blue Fire Museum
Jun 18 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Breckenridge Heritage Alliance: Red, White & Blue Fire Museum @ Breckenridge | Colorado | United States

The Breckenridge Fire Department dates back to 1880, when volunteer firefighters used hand-powered equipment to fight the catastrophic fires that swept through town. Find an original ladder cart, restored hose cart, uniforms and more at the Red, White & Blue Fire Museum, available for tours with a modern firefighter and as a rental for kids’ parties and events.

The museum is open year-round with tours lead by modern firefighters; please visit the Red, White & Blue Fire Station (next to the museum) or call 970-453-2474 to arrange a tour.

Dr. Sandra F. Pritchard Mather Archive Facility @ Breckenridge Grand Vacations Community Center
Jun 18 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Dr. Sandra F. Pritchard Mather Archive Facility @ Breckenridge Grand Vacations Community Center | Breckenridge | Colorado | United States

This state-of-the-art new archives room is the first of its kind in Breckenridge. Housed in the Breckenridge Grand Vacations Community Center, it preserves historic newspapers, photographs, maps, records, rare books and other Summit County treasures, making them available to students, authors, researchers, and history buffs alike.

Researchers are encouraged to make an appointment to explore the Archives collections. For more information, visit breckenridgearchives.com.

Breckenridge Heritage Alliance: Barney Ford Victorian Home @ Barney Ford House Museum
Jun 18 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Breckenridge Heritage Alliance: Barney Ford Victorian Home @ Barney Ford House Museum | Breckenridge | Colorado | United States

Civil rights history comes alive in the home of Barney L. Ford, an escaped slave who went on to become a prospector, entrepreneur, and activist for African-American rights. The restored 1882 Victorian home offers a glimpse into the 19th century lives of a well-heeled Breckenridge family. The fenced lawn on Main Street can be rented for private events.