Join us for a one-of-a-kind experience exploring the history of Telluride with local storyteller Ashely Boling! Learn more about the people, the history, and the architecture that make Telluride so special.
Tours start at 1pm and meet at the Telluride Historical Museum
$15 for non-members/ $10 for members
- The Telluride Historical Museum has partnered with the Historic Architectural Review Commission (HARC) to offer complimentary tours of the historic Town of Telluride once a month throughout the summer. These walking tours will explore Telluride architecture and built environment highlighting which buildings have been preserved and how Telluride retains its charming character.
Join local guide and geology expert Matt Steen on a Hike into History along the route of the Ophir Loop section of the Rio Grande Southern. See the remains of the once thriving RGS Depot and railroad bridges in Ilium. Additionally, Matt will share his knowledge on local geology, avalanche patterns, and more!
- Hop on your bikes and head on over to the Telluride Historical Museum for an evening of fun challenges, costumes, and beer! Beginning at the museum, we’ll bike our way through history and odd-ball challenges to Telluride Brewing Company in Lawson Hill. Grab your teammate and let’s get weird!*Fun fact: Tommyknockers are mischief-making mountain myths. Read up about them to plan your costume!$25 Admission includes a free drink, games participation, history, and just a plain ol good time. Ticket proceeds support the Telluride Historical Museum.
Join local guide Ashley Boling and museum staff to learn about the development of Mountain Village, the history of the Telluride Ski Area, Gorrono Ranch, and more!
THEY. ARE. BACK. We will be serving root beer floats (while supplies last) at the Museum for the first time in two years Come on up the hill following the parade to celebrate the 4th with this classic summertime treat. $5/float.
The Museum will also be open, free of charge, from 1PM to 5PM on the 4th. Come on by; we’d love to see you!
Don’t miss our first event of the season with our opening reception of our latest installation – The Long Run: 50 Years of the Telluride Ski Area on Thursday, June 9th at 5pm. Join us for a ’70s-themed evening full of community, delicious appetizers, drinks, and most importantly – some utterly fascinating history!
201 W. Gregory Ave.
P.O. Box 1597
Telluride, CO 81435
(at the top of North Fir Street) | Directions
Summer Hours - (June 3rd - October 16th, 2021)
Monday-Saturday, 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Thursdays (Locals Free Admission Days) until 7PM
Reservations still required in some situations. Please see the Visit page for more information.
December 7th, 2021 - April 2nd, 2022
Tuesday-Saturday, 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Thursdays are Locals Free Days (Free Admission for Locals!)
Masks will be required inside the museum and will follow Town and County Guidelines for the season due to Covid-19.
Please call the Museum at (970) 728-3344 for any questions pertaining to your visit.
Winter Holiday Hours:
Dec. 24th: 11AM - 3PM (Last visitation slot - 2PM)
Dec. 25th: CLOSED
Dec. 31st: 11AM - 3PM (Last visitation slot - 2PM)
Jan. 1st: CLOSED