Museums

The historical nature of Leadvilles role and allure to riches has created an atmosphere for Museums. There are 5 official museums in town with a few more establishments and structures that are associated with stories that added to the mystic and legend of the American Wild West. Carnegie, Rockefeller, Tabor, Earp, Holiday, Brown, and Smith all left marks on Leadville, Good and Bad. Imagine that scene in a smoked filled saloon packed with hard rock miners! Call ahead for hours, directions, contact information, and more information about museums and historical sites.

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Horace and Augusta lived in the Tabor Home until 1881. It was moved off Harrison Ave. to it`s present day location to make room for the Tabor Opera House. Later that year Horace moved out to be with his mistress Baby Doe. 12 years later Augusta passed away with a broken heart and a millionairess. Horace on the other hand was bankrupt.
Location: Tabor Home- 116 E. 5th St Leadville, Colorado 80461
Phone: (719) 486-3900
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Museums Local Support

National Mining Hall of Fame - The National Mining Hall of Fame is a memorial for men and women who achieved lasting greatness in the mining and natural resource environment. As of September 2014, 227 men and women have been inducted. May - Nov. 16: Open 7 Days a Week, 9 AM - 5 PM Nov. 17 - May 11:Open Tues-Sun, 9AM - 5 PM (Closed MONDAYS) The Museum will also be closed for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year`s Day
Location: National Mining Hall of Fame, 120 W 9th St, Leadville, Colorado 80461
Phone: (719) 486-0487
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Museums Local Support

Heritage Museum - The Heritage Museum is located at the north of Leadville’s main street (Harrison Avenue) in the former Carnegie Library building, which opened in 1904. It is open daily from Memorial Day weekend through September. Heritage Park, located east of the museum displays larger mining memorabilia including a head frame, mucker and ore carts, steam hoists, a steam boiler, a stamp mill, horse-drawn steamers, a shaker table, prospector’s cabin, and a crib. The area is open and free to the public, and a picnic table is available. The museum features: ?A scale replica of the Leadville Ice Palace ?The Diorama Room ?Home furnishings and memorabilia from the Victorian era ?An assay office ?10th Mountain Division memorabilia ?19th century clothing, tools and toys, law enforcement items, theatrical cabinet cards of entertainers who performed in Leadville. ?The museum gift shops offers books, cards, and other unique items relating to Leadville and Colorado history.
Location: Heritage Museum, 102 E 9th St, Leadville, CO 80461
Phone: (719) 486-1878
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Museums Local Support

Healy House & Dexter Cabin - In two-mile high Leadville, miners made their fortunes overnight. Leadville was home to the legendary Baby Doe Tabor, who clung to the Matchless Mine—long after her beloved Horace watched his fortune vanish. Today the Healy House Museum & Dexter Cabin look out over another kind of wealth: the historic and scenic treasures of this storied mining town. Hours: May 22, 2015 - 10 am to 4:30 pm Closes for the season on October 11, 2015.
Location: Healy House & Dexter Cabin, 912 Harrison Ave, Leadville, CO 80461
Phone: (719) 486-1229
Toll Free: 719-486-0487
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The House with the Eye Museum is a typical 1880`s Victorian structure built by prominent Leadville residents and is complete with period furniture and antiques. There is a display of ropes used in legal hangings back in the day. The eye is located in an eave window on the front of the house. It is made of stained glass.
Location: House with the Eye Museum- 127 W. 4th St. Leadville, Colorado 80461
Phone: (719) 427-0895
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Museums Local Support

The Matchless Mine was the first mine that Horace Tabor owned by himself. And for a long period of time it was un-matched by the rest yielding up to $2,000/day for Tabor in high quality silver.
Location: Matchless Mine - 1.25 miles on E. 7th Leadville, Colorado 80461
Phone: (719)-486-1229
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Museums Local Support

Tabor Opera House
Location: Tabor Opera House- 308 Harrison Ave. Leadville, Colorado 80461
Phone: (719)-486-8409
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Temple Israel Synagogue and Museum- The Synagogue was built in 1884. It served a surprisingly large and active Jewish community until about 1912. A permanent exhibition opened in 2012 that documents pioneer Jewish life with a collection of artifacts about Leadville and it` Jewish resident and life in a mining town in the 1880`s and 1890`s.
Location: Temple Israel-208 West 8th Street Leadville, Colorado 80461
Phone: (303)-709-7050