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May
16
Mon
Breckenridge Public Art Self-Guided Tour @ Town of Breckenridge
May 16 2022 – Apr 14 2023 all-day
Breckenridge Public Art Self-Guided Tour @ Town of Breckenridge | Myrtle Beach | South Carolina | United States

 

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.

Aug
13
Sat
Breckenridge History: Breckenridge Sawmill Museum @ Breckenridge Sawmill Museum
Aug 13 @ 8:00 am
Breckenridge History: 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.

Photo Credit: Elaine Collins

Breckenridge History: High Line Railroad Park @ High Line Railroad Park
Aug 13 @ 8:00 am
Breckenridge History: 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 until further notice. 
Breckenridge History: Barney Ford Museum Tour @ Barney Ford Museum
Aug 13 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Breckenridge History: Barney Ford Museum Tour @ Barney Ford Museum | Breckenridge | Colorado | United States

 

Born into slavery, Barney Ford endured racism and financial hardship to become one of Colorado’s most prominent businessman. Free; $5 suggested donation.

Photo credit: Elaine Collins

Breckenridge History: Carter Museum Tour @ Edwin Carter Museum
Aug 13 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Breckenridge History: Carter Museum Tour @ Edwin Carter Museum | Breckenridge | Colorado | United States

 

Edwin Carter was a miner-turned-taxidermist and naturalist. This hands-on exhibit is great for kids. $5 suggested donation.

Photo credit: Elaine Collins

Breckenridge History: Gold Panning at Lomax Gulch
Aug 13 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Breckenridge History: Gold Panning at Lomax Gulch

 

Explore old mining cabins and pan for gold at an 1860’s mine site that used high-pressure hoses and sluice boxes to extract gold.  Advance reservations required. $20/adult (ages 13+), $10/child (ages 4-12)

Photo credit: Elaine Collins

Breckenridge History: Gold Panning at Lomax Gulch
Aug 13 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Breckenridge History: Gold Panning at Lomax Gulch

 

Explore old mining cabins and pan for gold at an 1860’s mine site that used high-pressure hoses and sluice boxes to extract gold.  Advance reservations required. $20/adult (ages 13+), $10/child (ages 4-12)

Photo credit: Elaine Collins

Breckenridge History: Gold Panning at Lomax Gulch
Aug 13 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Breckenridge History: Gold Panning at Lomax Gulch

 

Explore old mining cabins and pan for gold at an 1860’s mine site that used high-pressure hoses and sluice boxes to extract gold.  Advance reservations required. $20/adult (ages 13+), $10/child (ages 4-12)

Photo credit: Elaine Collins

Breckenridge History: Bawdy Breckenridge Tour
Aug 13 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Breckenridge History: Bawdy Breckenridge Tour

 

As in most frontier mountain towns, Breckenridge had many saloons and brothels. Join this adults-only tour to learn more! Advance reservations and payment required. $25 (21+)

 

Breckenridge History: Tombstone Tales Tour
Aug 13 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Breckenridge History: Tombstone Tales Tour

 

Tour historic Valley Brook Cemetery and view the ornate gravestones representing some of the town’s earliest art and written history.  Advance reservations and payment required. $25/adult (ages 13+),  $15/child (ages 4-12)

Photo credit: Elaine Collins

Aug
14
Sun
Breckenridge History: Breckenridge Sawmill Museum @ Breckenridge Sawmill Museum
Aug 14 @ 8:00 am
Breckenridge History: 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.

Photo Credit: Elaine Collins

Breckenridge History: High Line Railroad Park @ High Line Railroad Park
Aug 14 @ 8:00 am
Breckenridge History: 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 until further notice. 
Breckenridge History: Barney Ford Museum Tour @ Barney Ford Museum
Aug 14 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Breckenridge History: Barney Ford Museum Tour @ Barney Ford Museum | Breckenridge | Colorado | United States

 

Born into slavery, Barney Ford endured racism and financial hardship to become one of Colorado’s most prominent businessman. Free; $5 suggested donation.

Photo credit: Elaine Collins

Breckenridge History: Carter Museum Tour @ Edwin Carter Museum
Aug 14 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Breckenridge History: Carter Museum Tour @ Edwin Carter Museum | Breckenridge | Colorado | United States

 

Edwin Carter was a miner-turned-taxidermist and naturalist. This hands-on exhibit is great for kids. $5 suggested donation.

Photo credit: Elaine Collins

Breckenridge History: Gold Panning at Lomax Gulch
Aug 14 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Breckenridge History: Gold Panning at Lomax Gulch

 

Explore old mining cabins and pan for gold at an 1860’s mine site that used high-pressure hoses and sluice boxes to extract gold.  Advance reservations required. $20/adult (ages 13+), $10/child (ages 4-12)

Photo credit: Elaine Collins

Breckenridge History: Gold Panning at Lomax Gulch
Aug 14 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Breckenridge History: Gold Panning at Lomax Gulch

 

Explore old mining cabins and pan for gold at an 1860’s mine site that used high-pressure hoses and sluice boxes to extract gold.  Advance reservations required. $20/adult (ages 13+), $10/child (ages 4-12)

Photo credit: Elaine Collins

Breckenridge History: Gold Panning at Lomax Gulch
Aug 14 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Breckenridge History: Gold Panning at Lomax Gulch

 

Explore old mining cabins and pan for gold at an 1860’s mine site that used high-pressure hoses and sluice boxes to extract gold.  Advance reservations required. $20/adult (ages 13+), $10/child (ages 4-12)

Photo credit: Elaine Collins

Aug
15
Mon
Breckenridge History: Breckenridge Sawmill Museum @ Breckenridge Sawmill Museum
Aug 15 @ 8:00 am
Breckenridge History: 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.

Photo Credit: Elaine Collins

Breckenridge History: High Line Railroad Park @ High Line Railroad Park
Aug 15 @ 8:00 am
Breckenridge History: 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 until further notice. 
Breckenridge History: Hike Home with a Miner
Aug 15 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Breckenridge History: Hike Home with a Miner

 

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. $25/adult (ages 13+),  $15/child (ages 4-12)