Oct
19
Sat
Breckenridge Heritage Alliance: Breckenridge Sawmill Museum @ Breckenridge Sawmill Museum
Oct 19 @ 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: Barney Ford Victorian Home @ Barney Ford House Museum
Oct 19 @ 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
Oct 19 @ 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 Park @ High Line Railroad Park
Oct 19 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 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: Summit Ski Museum @ Summit Ski Museum
Oct 19 @ 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: Walk Through History Tour @ Breckenridge Welcome Center
Oct 19 @ 10:00 am
Breckenridge Heritage Alliance: Walk Through History Tour @ Breckenridge Welcome Center | Breckenridge | Colorado | United States

 

History lovers can get their fill of Breckenridge heritage on a guided tour of our nationally recognized Historic District. View historic buildings from log cabins to stately residences, and learn about the people who lived here more than 100 years ago. This tour can be taken more than once, as routes and themes vary.

Breckenridge Heritage Alliance: Walk Through History Tour @ Breckenridge Welcome Center
Oct 19 @ 1:00 pm
Breckenridge Heritage Alliance: Walk Through History Tour @ Breckenridge Welcome Center | Breckenridge | Colorado | United States

 

History lovers can get their fill of Breckenridge heritage on a guided tour of our nationally recognized Historic District. View historic buildings from log cabins to stately residences, and learn about the people who lived here more than 100 years ago. This tour can be taken more than once, as routes and themes vary.

Breckenridge Heritage Alliance: Behind Swinging Doors Saloon Tour @ Breckenridge Welcome Center
Oct 19 @ 5:00 pm
Breckenridge Heritage Alliance: Behind Swinging Doors Saloon Tour @ Breckenridge Welcome Center | Breckenridge | Michigan | United States

Those interested in the seedier side of Breckenridge history can knock one back on the saloon tour, which visits the Breckenridge Distillery tasting room between stories of the many local saloons that once operated here. Tour stops include establishments whose roots date back to the 19th century. Must be 21+.

All tours and hikes are available as private events – per person cost applies and $35 surcharge.

Breckenridge Heritage Alliance: Breckenridge Haunted Tour
Oct 19 @ 7:30 pm
Breckenridge Heritage Alliance: Breckenridge Haunted Tour @ Breckenridge | Michigan | United States

Prepare to be haunted by eerie tales of Breckenridge past on our most popular tour as you stroll the Historic District and visit homes of former residents in search of ghosts still rumored to haunt these establishments today.

All tours and hikes are available as private events – per person cost applies and $35 surcharge.

Oct
20
Sun
Breckenridge Heritage Alliance: Breckenridge Sawmill Museum @ Breckenridge Sawmill Museum
Oct 20 @ 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: Barney Ford Victorian Home @ Barney Ford House Museum
Oct 20 @ 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
Oct 20 @ 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 Park @ High Line Railroad Park
Oct 20 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 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: Summit Ski Museum @ Summit Ski Museum
Oct 20 @ 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.

Kids Trick or Treat “Tea” – Sunday 10/20 1-3PM @ Briggle House
Oct 20 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Kids Trick or Treat "Tea" - Sunday 10/20 1-3PM @ Briggle House | Breckenridge | Colorado | United States

 

Wear your costume and come ready for pranks and parlour games! Have your fortune told by a Gypsy Fortune Teller while enjoying treats and cider in the historic (and scary) Briggle House. $10/child (recommended for ages 4-12); adults free. Space is limited so advance tickets recommended. Briggle House, 104 N. Harris St. 

Breckenridge Heritage Alliance: Tombstone Tales at Twilight Tour @ Valley Brook Cemetery
Oct 20 @ 5:00 pm
Breckenridge Heritage Alliance: Tombstone Tales at Twilight Tour @ Valley Brook Cemetery | Breckenridge | Colorado | United States

 

Valley Brook Cemetery is full of secrets and surprises ranging from how it was designed to who is (and who is not) buried there and why. Our guides have the answers! Sundays through October at 5pm. Special Halloween Tour Thursday 10/31! $20/adult, $15/child

Oct
21
Mon
Breckenridge Heritage Alliance: Breckenridge Sawmill Museum @ Breckenridge Sawmill Museum
Oct 21 @ 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: Red, White & Blue Fire Museum
Oct 21 @ 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
Oct 21 @ 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
Oct 21 @ 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.