Telluride Historical Museum, Telluride, Colorado
by Carl Burnham
For a true appreciation of Telluride, a must see visit is to the Telluride Historical Museum. Located at the base of Tomboy Road, which leads up to area ghost towns (see our feature on our mountain tour), the building was first used as a miners' hospital and now has been restored as a Museum.
Period Dress and China
Old Kitchen Area
As with most booms, hard times came to Telluride when the price of gold, silver, and other metals dropped over the years. The town was headed to become a ghost town itself, if not for a ski resort that opened in the 1970s, creating a mega attraction.
While visiting the museum, be sure to the basket where the term "basket case" first came to be used.
We would like to thank the Museum staff for their assistance.
Open Tuesday thru Saturday 12-5
$5 for adults, $3 for seniors, children under 5 are free.
Telluride Historical Museum
201 W. Gregory
Telluride, CO 81435
The summer brings
a wide range of outdoor fun, from mountain biking, mountain climbing,
horseback riding, camping, ballooning, or a round of golf at the 18-hole
golf course. Or, take in some trout fishing in the Dolores or San Miguel
Rivers or by the Woods or Trout Lake.
New Sheridan Hotel
New Sheridan Chop House