History Colorado offers hands-on experiences and interactive exhibitions that showcase the people, cultures, and stories that have shaped our state. Explore meticulously preserved historic homes, visit a 19th-century military fort and a re-created adobe trading post, or ride through the mountains on a railroad originally built in 1884 – these are just a few of the ways to experience the splendor of the Centennial State with History Colorado.
Our engaging and interactive locations are ideal not only for history buffs and families, but also for art lovers, nature enthusiasts, and anyone with a curiosity to learn more about what has made Colorado such a unique destination today and throughout the past. Plus, kids age 18 and under receive free general admission to all our museums every day!
History Colorado’s museums and historic sites are located near many of the state's most popular attractions, including national parks, ski resorts, thriving cities, quaint rural towns and an endless array of outdoor recreation, making them a perfect addition to any Colorado itinerary. Discover our 11 museums and historic sites and start planning your trip today!
Throughout our state, History Colorado offers 11 beautiful, inspiring museums and historic sites that ignite imaginations of all ages, including the History Colorado Center, the Center for Colorado Women’s History, El Pueblo History Museum, Fort Garland Museum & Cultural Center, Trinidad History Museum, Ute Indian Museum, Healy House Museum and Dexter Cabin, the Georgetown Loop Historic Mining & Railroad Park®️, Fort Vasquez, Pike's Stockade, and the Grant-Humphreys Mansion. Come visit us and connect to Colorado’s rich history. You just might find yourself inspired by the wonder in our past. We’re also home to a free public research center, Colorado’s Office of Archaeology and Historic Preservation, and the History Colorado State Historical Fund (SHF), the nation’s largest preservation program of its kind.