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Visit Three Buildings Filled With Cripple Creek Gold Rush History  ~  Great Artifacts  ~  Victorian Rooms  ~  Gift Shop
 Turn-of-the-Century Assay Office  ~  Historical Photos of Gold Rush History  ~  Online Digital Photo Archives


The historic campus of the Cripple Creek District Museum includes the 1895 Midland Terminal Railway Depot, plus the historic Colorado Trading and Transfer building (housing our gift shop). We have cabins and outdoor displays, too. Come explore!


The museum Gift Shop, housed in the Colorado Trading and Transfer building, is open weekends as well. Full access to all exhibits and full hours, 7 days a week, from mid-May into mid-October.

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The Greatest Gold Camp on Earth !
Have you ever wanted to meet historical people from the ol' mining days? Then join us on Saturday, August 27, 2016 as we visit with interesting Cripple Creek residents who lived in those exciting times! The Cripple Creek District Museum is proud to present "The Greatest Gold Camp on Earth!" It's a program featuring various characters who made the Cripple Creek area

The festivities will begin with a Saturday night of entertainment in the Gold Bar Room in the famous Imperial Hotel in Cripple Creek, featuring such personalities as Pearl DeVere, Doc Susie, A.E. Carlton, Bob Womack, Adeline Hornbeck, Maurice Finn, and others. Music will be provided, as well as the beautiful voice of Shelby Evanoika.

The Gold Bar Room will open at 6 p.m. for an hour of socializing with a cash bar and music. The program will begin at 7 p.m.

Tickets are $10 per person with all proceeds going to the Cripple Creek District Museum.

The fun doesn't stop on Saturday night! It continues all day Sunday at the Cripple Creek District Museum from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. where our celebrities again recreate their lives.

The Imperial Hotel is located at 123 N Third Street, and the Cripple Creek District Museum is at 5th Street and Bennett Avenue. Call 719-689-9540 for more information.

The Museum is Open

Winter Hours
10 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday

Summer Hours:
Memorial Day Weekend to Mid-October
10 a.m.-5 p.m.
7 Days A Week
Groups and Schools welcome! Please contact museum director to arrange a special
appointment by email at

You can help preserve the treasures of the Cripple Creek National Historic District. For details, please see our Membership and Donations pages.

Cripple Creek District Museum 5th & Bennett Ave., PO Box 1210, Cripple Creek, CO 80813
 719-689-2634 719-689-9540