Winter Park History & Museums: Cozen Ranch Museum

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Cozen Ranch Museum

While exploring the Winter Park area, do not miss a chance to stop at the Cozen Ranch Museum. Located on the east side of Highway 40 between Winter Park and Fraser, the Cozen Ranch Museum will give visitors great insight into what the area was like in the late 1800's. Read More

The Cozen Ranch and Stage Stop Museum is named in honor of William Zane Cozen, who moved to the Fraser Valley in 1874 from Central City, where he was the town sheriff. On the property where the museum now lies, Cozen started a family and lived in the 13 room ranch house that is now home to the museum. Cozen ranched, established the area's first post office in 1876, and ran the primary stage stop in Fraser Valley.

The Cozen Ranch once covered nearly 400 acres and remains one of the oldest homesteads in the Fraser Valley. The museum exhibits photos of the Cozen family, in addition to the house's original wallpaper and carpet pieces from more than a century ago. You may want to call ahead to check the business hours of the museum, as they are subject to change depending on what season you would like to visit. If you want to learn more about the history of the Fraser Valley, the Cozen Ranch Museum is a great place to do so. From the carefully restored main house to the original photographs, you will not need much of an imagination to see just how people of that era lived.

Grand County Historical Association
110 E. Byers Avenue, PO Box 165
Hot Sulphur Springs, CO 80452
970-725-3939 - FAX: 970-725-0129