Winter Park History & Museums: Pioneer Village Museum, Colorado

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Pioneer Village Museum

Peek into the lives of Grand County's earliest settlers, who made their homes here back in the late 1800's, by visiting the Pioneer Village Museum in Hot Sulphur Springs. Read More

  • Hot Sulphur Springs is an attraction in its own right, with its 'high desert' landscape, its natural hot springs, and the Colorado River running through it.
  • In addition to the museum, there is a town park close by with a playground.

Overview

The Pioneer Village Museum showcases what life was like in Grand County back in the late 1800's and early 1900's, with that era's clothing, tools and other household items on display. The museum itself was established in 1974; in addition to the original Hot Sulphur Springs schoolhouse in which it resides, visitors can expect to see several other buildings that were built during the late 1800's including a county jail, a blacksmith shop, a ranger station (which was converted into a ranch house,) and the original courthouse.

In addition to other artifacts, the museum also features an old Winter Park Ski Train caboose, which was once used as an information center at the Winter Park Ski Resort Base until development in the late 1990's prompted its relocation, and they also have an early railroad snowplow that's dubbed 'the spreader'.

Location/Directions

The Pioneer Village Museum is located in Hot Sulphur Springs, right off of US Highway 40. Look for signs and flags outside of an old schoolhouse; it's just two blocks up before the county's courthouse. Coming from Winter Park, the museum will be on the left.

Hours/Seasons

  • Summer: Tuesday through Saturday 10am-5pm
  • Winter: Wednesday through Saturday 10am-4pm
Fees/Cost
  • Adults (19-59): $5
  • Seniors (60 ): $4
  • Children (6-18): $3

More Info

The Pioneer Village Museum was founded by the Grand County Historical Association, which was established in 1974 as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Volunteers and donations are always needed and appreciated!

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