Located in historic downtown Golden, the
Astor House Museum and Clear Creek
History Park offer a look at Colorado life in
the late 1800s. The house was a boarding
house for more than 100 years. The three-acre history park is devoted to hands-on
history and includes original 1870s
homestead cabins, an 1876 schoolhouse
and a replica of a blacksmith shop.
Aurora History Museum
15151 E. Alameda Pkwy.
Experience the city of Aurora’s history
from ancient times until the present
through artifacts and documents. Exhibits
include clothing and household items
from the 1930s and a toy collection from
the 1920s. Traveling exhibits cover such
topics as local archaeology, art, life on
the Great Plains, women’s history and
Native American life. The museum also
hosts lectures, workshops and events.
Black American West Museum
and Heritage Center
3091 California St.
Listen to tour guides tell the story of
African American pioneers in the West!
Located in the former home of Dr. Justina
Ford, Colorado’s first African American
female doctor, this museum has a collection
of more than 35,000 personal artifacts,
memorabilia, documents, clothing, letters,
photographs and oral histories.
Boulder History Museum
1206 Euclid Ave.
Located in the 1899 Harbeck Bergheim
House on University Hill, the museum
showcases nearly 30,000 objects that
chronicle the history of life in Boulder
County from the 1800s until now.
Bowles House Museum
3924 W. 72nd Ave.
This 1872 homestead features artifacts
from the Westminster area, as well as
rotating exhibits. The Westminster
Historical Society operates the museum
and lectures at local schools.
Buffalo Bill Grave and Museum
987-1/2 Lookout Mountain Road
A memorial for William F. “Buffalo Bill”
Cody, this museum features exhibits about
his life and Wild West shows. It includes
Western art, firearms, and Western and
Indian artifacts—including Sitting Bull’s
bow and arrows and Buffalo Bill’s show
outfits. The legend’s gravesite is onsite.
Byers-Evans House Museum
1310 Bannock St.
Built in 1883 by Rocky Mountain News
publisher William Byers, this historic home
was sold to William Gray Evans, a Denver
Tramway Company officer, in 1889. Enjoy
a guided tour through the brick Italianate
residence, filled with original Evans family
furnishings. A film features these two
prominent Denver families.
The Children’s Museum of Denver
2121 Children’s Museum Drive
Play and learn together as a family at the
Children’s Museum of Denver! This popular
attraction has served the metro Denver
community for over 40 years—where
children newborn through age 8 and their