The Gilpin History Museum

228 E. High St.
Central City, CO 80427- Map It
(303) 582-5283

AAA Editor Notes

The Gilpin History Museum, 1 blk. from Lawrence at 228 E. High St., is in a restored 2-story 1870 schoolhouse. Displays include a miniature mining town, mining memorabilia, a re-created Main Street and rotating displays on regional and national history. Also featured is the Mountain Submarine, a vessel that was raised from Missouri Lake in 1944 that is believed to have been constructed in the late 1890s. In winter months, tours can be arranged by appointment at the Gilpin History tour office at Washington Hall across from the Central City Opera House. Time: Allow 1 hour minimum.
$6; free (ages 0-11). Combination ticket with Central City Opera House, Teller House and Thomas House Museum $10.
Hours: Tues.-Sun. 10-4, Memorial Day-Labor Day weekend; by appointment, rest of year.