Museums

Where the Wild West comes alive

Healy House Museum and Dexter Cabin

912 Harrison Avenue, Leadville, CO  |  (719) 486-0487  |  Website >

        Discover two of Leadville's earliest houses for a glimpse of life in a booming silver-mining town. The Dexter Cabin and Healy House feature lavish Victorian furniture, including objects belonging to Horace and Augusta Tabor, and a beautiful Victorian garden. Healy House August R. Meyer's 1878 Greek Revival clapboard house was built for his bride, Emma. The home has been carefully restored ...

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        Heritage Museum

        102 E 9th St, Leadville, CO  |  (719) 486-1878

              To learn more about what makes Leadville tick, explore the fine collection of Leadville memorabilia at the Heritage Museum. Leadville Ice Palace Did you know that in 1896, Leadville built a five-acre ice palace, complete with 90’ high ice towers with turrets, life-sized sculptures of prospectors and burros, an ice skating rink, and a "gallery of commerce" with frozen produce, beer ...

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              Leadville Museums & Passport

              809 Harrison Ave, Leadville, CO  |  (719) 486-3900  |  Website >

                  In Leadville museums, you can stand on the stage where Oscar Wilde performed, tour replicas of mines and crystal caves, step inside an original mining shack and lavish Victorian homes, marvel at a model of Leadville's famed ice palace, explore a frontier synagogue, and more. Leadville Museum Passport See it all with the Leadville Museum Passport! This combination ticket is valid Memorial Day through ...

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                  Matchless Mine

                  Co Rd 3, Leadville, CO 80461  |  (719) 486-1229  |  Website >

                        Legends swirl around the Matchless Mine, the place where one of Leadville's most notorious silver kings, Horace Tabor, struck it rich and where his mistress-turned-wife died alone and penniless in 1935. The Story of Baby Doe Tabor Horace Tabor amassed great wealth almost overnight when he bought the Matchless Mine in 1879, which became one of the most productive silver mines ...

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                        National Mining Museum and Hall of Fame

                        120 W 9th St, Leadville, CO 80461  |  (719) 486-1229  |  Website >

                            What would it be like to work in a mine, blasting rock in narrow passageways deep underground? You can imagine it at the National Mining Hall of Fame & Museum. Tour replicas of caves and mines, check out the masks past miners wore to breathe and the carbide lamps that lit their way, and see photos of the people who’ve run ...

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                            Tabor Home

                            116 East 5th Street, Leadville, CO  |  (855) 488-1222 / (719) 486-7368

                                  The home of silver king Horace Tabor and his first wife, Augusta, was built around 1877 and moved from its original site on Harrison Ave. to its present location to make room for the Tabor Opera House. The couple lived in this home until 1881, when Horace left Augusta for his mistress, Baby Doe. Augusta, Leadville's "First Lady," had great courage, ...

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                                  Temple Israel

                                  201 West 4th Street, Leadville, CO 80461  |  (303) 709-7050  |  Website >

                                        Temple Israel documents pioneer Jewish life with a collection of artifacts about Leadville, its resident Jews, Temple Israel as a frontier synagogue, and life in a mining town in the 1880s and 1890s. Jewish Immigrants in Leadville When silver was discovered in Leadville, nearly 30,000 people flocked to the town. About 300 people—1 percent—of them were Jewish. While the image of ...

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