Feb
1
Mon
Breckenridge Public Art Self-Guided Tour @ Town of Breckenridge
Feb 1 – Dec 31 all-day
Breckenridge Public Art Self-Guided Tour @ Town of Breckenridge

 

The Breckenridge public art collection engages passersby from all walks of life, inciting conversation around topics that are quintessentially Breckenridge, from the picturesque mountain environment to rich local history. Pieces in the permanent collection occupy carefully-selected public spaces throughout town, and are thoughtfully curated to enhance the collective aesthetic experience of locals and visitors alike. In addition to the permanent collection, temporary and ephemeral installations bolster the experience of Breckenridge as a haven for creativity high in the Colorado Rocky Mountains.

TAKE A SELF-GUIDED TOUR
Use your mobile devise to listen to the Breckenridge Public Art + Arts District Audio Tour by visiting: spts.us/bca 

GET A MAP
Pick up a map to accompany your walking tour at Old Masonic Hall or the Welcome Center. Abbreviated maps (without images) are also available by clicking here.

PLAN YOUR ROUTE
To view the public art collection or campus, choose between three pre-organized routes:
 
-Public Art | Downtown
-Public Art | North + East
-Historic Arts District Campus

Alternatively, you can create your own route by entering numbers (1-42) into the Spot ID at the top of the screen.

ABOUT THE COLLECTION 
The Breckenridge public art collection engages passersby from all walks of life, inciting conversation around topics that are quintessentially Breckenridge, from the picturesque mountain environment to rich local history. Pieces in the permanent collection occupy carefully-selected public spaces throughout town, and are thoughtfully curated to enhance the collective aesthetic experience of locals and visitors alike. In addition to the permanent collection, temporary and ephemeral installations bolster the experience of Breckenridge as a haven for creativity high in the Colorado Rocky Mountains.

ABOUT THE CAMPUS
The Breckenridge Arts District features a multi-facility campus of restored historic structures that hosts workshops, exhibits, tours, artists-in-residence, and a variety of other creative activities. With a focus on educational and experiential enrichment, programs include classes in a range of media such as textiles, ceramics, metalwork, painting, and more.

MORE INFORMATION
For questions or additional information on the Breckenridge Public Art + Arts District Audio Tour, please visit breckcreate.org/public-art.

Jun
13
Sun
Breckenridge Heritage Alliance: Barney Ford House Museum @ Barney Ford House Museum
Jun 13 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Breckenridge Heritage Alliance: Barney Ford House Museum @ Barney Ford House Museum | Breckenridge | Colorado | United States

 

Born into slavery in 1822, Barney Ford endured racism, claim jumping, fires and financial hardship to become one of Colorado’s most prominent businessmen of his time. The Barney Ford House was built in 1882 by prominent craftsman, Elias Nashold, for Ford, his wife Julia and their three children. Today, the Barney Ford House has been restored to its original Victorian style.
 
Free, suggested $5 donation.
 
 
Breckenridge Heritage Alliance: Gold Panning at Lomax Placer Mine @ Lomax Gulch Mine
Jun 13 @ 10:00 am
Breckenridge Heritage Alliance: Gold Panning at Lomax Placer Mine @ Lomax Gulch Mine | Dillon | Colorado | United States

 

Pan for gold at Lomax Gulch, site of an 1860’s mining operation that used high-pressure hoses and sluice boxes. Advance reservations and payment required.

For more information, please visit the Breckenridge Heritage Alliance website.

Breckenridge Heritage Alliance: Gold Panning at Lomax Placer Mine @ Lomax Gulch Mine
Jun 13 @ 11:00 am
Breckenridge Heritage Alliance: Gold Panning at Lomax Placer Mine @ Lomax Gulch Mine | Dillon | Colorado | United States

 

Pan for gold at Lomax Gulch, site of an 1860’s mining operation that used high-pressure hoses and sluice boxes. Advance reservations and payment required.

For more information, please visit the Breckenridge Heritage Alliance website.

Breckenridge Heritage Alliance: Walk Through History Tour @ Breckenridge Welcome Center
Jun 13 @ 11:00 am
Breckenridge Heritage Alliance: Walk Through History Tour @ Breckenridge Welcome Center | Breckenridge | Colorado | United States

 

Join this downtown tour of our nationally recognized Historic District for an overview of Breckenridge history. Advance reservations and payment required.  $20/adult;  $10/child. 

Breckenridge Heritage Alliance: Gold Panning at Lomax Placer Mine @ Lomax Gulch Mine
Jun 13 @ 1:00 pm
Breckenridge Heritage Alliance: Gold Panning at Lomax Placer Mine @ Lomax Gulch Mine | Dillon | Colorado | United States

 

Pan for gold at Lomax Gulch, site of an 1860’s mining operation that used high-pressure hoses and sluice boxes. Advance reservations and payment required.

For more information, please visit the Breckenridge Heritage Alliance website.

Breckenridge Heritage Alliance: Gold Panning at Lomax Placer Mine @ Lomax Gulch Mine
Jun 13 @ 2:00 pm
Breckenridge Heritage Alliance: Gold Panning at Lomax Placer Mine @ Lomax Gulch Mine | Dillon | Colorado | United States

 

Pan for gold at Lomax Gulch, site of an 1860’s mining operation that used high-pressure hoses and sluice boxes. Advance reservations and payment required.

For more information, please visit the Breckenridge Heritage Alliance website

Jun
14
Mon
Breckenridge Heritage Alliance: Breckenridge Sawmill Museum @ Breckenridge Sawmill Museum
Jun 14 @ 8:00 am
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 14 @ 8:00 am
Breckenridge Heritage Alliance: High Line Railroad Park @ High Line Railroad Park | Breckenridge | Colorado | United States
 
Train enthusiasts will delight in this original narrow-gauge engine, rotary snowplow, and other railroad artifacts. Kids will love the train-themed playground! The park and playground are open year-round during daylight hours with self-guided exhibits. Museum is closed for the season. 
Breckenridge Heritage Alliance: Hike Through Gold Mine History @ Iowa Hill Trailhead
Jun 14 @ 10:00 am
Breckenridge Heritage Alliance: Hike Through Gold Mine History @ Iowa Hill Trailhead | Breckenridge | Colorado | United States
This hike tells the story of hydraulic mining — how gold was extracted from the surrounding hills using high-pressure water hoses. Advance reservations and payment required.
 
For more information, please visit the Breckenridge Heritage Alliance website.
 

 

Jun
15
Tue
Breckenridge Heritage Alliance: Breckenridge Sawmill Museum @ Breckenridge Sawmill Museum
Jun 15 @ 8:00 am
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 15 @ 8:00 am
Breckenridge Heritage Alliance: High Line Railroad Park @ High Line Railroad Park | Breckenridge | Colorado | United States
 
Train enthusiasts will delight in this original narrow-gauge engine, rotary snowplow, and other railroad artifacts. Kids will love the train-themed playground! The park and playground are open year-round during daylight hours with self-guided exhibits. Museum is closed for the season. 
Breckenridge Heritage Alliance: Barney Ford House Museum @ Barney Ford House Museum
Jun 15 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Breckenridge Heritage Alliance: Barney Ford House Museum @ Barney Ford House Museum | Breckenridge | Colorado | United States

 

Born into slavery in 1822, Barney Ford endured racism, claim jumping, fires and financial hardship to become one of Colorado’s most prominent businessmen of his time. The Barney Ford House was built in 1882 by prominent craftsman, Elias Nashold, for Ford, his wife Julia and their three children. Today, the Barney Ford House has been restored to its original Victorian style.
 
Free, suggested $5 donation.
 
 
Breckenridge Heritage Alliance: Edwin Carter Discovery Center @ Edwin Carter Museum
Jun 15 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Breckenridge Heritage Alliance: Edwin Carter Discovery Center @ Edwin Carter Museum | Breckenridge | Colorado | United States

 

Edwin Carter’s log cabin home was also his workshop where he dedicated his life to preserving the Rocky Mountain species through taxidermy after seeing the devastating effect mining had on the environment and wildlife.  After his death, his collection of almost 3,300 specimens formed the nucleus of the Denver Museum of Nature and Science.
 
Free, suggested $5 donation.
Breckenridge Heritage Alliance: Walk Through History Tour @ Breckenridge Welcome Center
Jun 15 @ 11:00 am
Breckenridge Heritage Alliance: Walk Through History Tour @ Breckenridge Welcome Center | Breckenridge | Colorado | United States

 

Join this downtown tour of our nationally recognized Historic District for an overview of Breckenridge history. Advance reservations and payment required.  $20/adult;  $10/child. 

Jun
16
Wed
Breckenridge Heritage Alliance: Breckenridge Sawmill Museum @ Breckenridge Sawmill Museum
Jun 16 @ 8:00 am
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
Breckenridge Heritage Alliance: High Line Railroad Park @ High Line Railroad Park | Breckenridge | Colorado | United States
 
Train enthusiasts will delight in this original narrow-gauge engine, rotary snowplow, and other railroad artifacts. Kids will love the train-themed playground! The park and playground are open year-round during daylight hours with self-guided exhibits. Museum is closed for the season. 
Breckenridge Heritage Alliance: Barney Ford House Museum @ Barney Ford House Museum
Jun 16 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Breckenridge Heritage Alliance: Barney Ford House Museum @ Barney Ford House Museum | Breckenridge | Colorado | United States

 

Born into slavery in 1822, Barney Ford endured racism, claim jumping, fires and financial hardship to become one of Colorado’s most prominent businessmen of his time. The Barney Ford House was built in 1882 by prominent craftsman, Elias Nashold, for Ford, his wife Julia and their three children. Today, the Barney Ford House has been restored to its original Victorian style.
 
Free, suggested $5 donation.
 
 
Breckenridge Heritage Alliance: Edwin Carter Discovery Center @ Edwin Carter Museum
Jun 16 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Breckenridge Heritage Alliance: Edwin Carter Discovery Center @ Edwin Carter Museum | Breckenridge | Colorado | United States

 

Edwin Carter’s log cabin home was also his workshop where he dedicated his life to preserving the Rocky Mountain species through taxidermy after seeing the devastating effect mining had on the environment and wildlife.  After his death, his collection of almost 3,300 specimens formed the nucleus of the Denver Museum of Nature and Science.
 
Free, suggested $5 donation.
Breckenridge Heritage Alliance: Gold Panning at Lomax Placer Mine @ Lomax Gulch Mine
Jun 16 @ 10:00 am
Breckenridge Heritage Alliance: Gold Panning at Lomax Placer Mine @ Lomax Gulch Mine | Dillon | Colorado | United States

 

Pan for gold at Lomax Gulch, site of an 1860’s mining operation that used high-pressure hoses and sluice boxes. Advance reservations and payment required.

For more information, please visit the Breckenridge Heritage Alliance website.