Visit the 1890's Gold Rush at

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 Trading and Transfer building is Open Weekends during the winter and spring


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, will return in mid-May.

The historic campus includes the 1895 Midland Terminal Railway Depot, plus the Colorado Trading and Transfer store, one of few wooden buildings left from the Gold Rush era. Cabins and outdoor displays too. Come explore!

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Museum Board President John Sharpe and Museum Director Kathy Reynolds join Gold Rush mining magnate Winfield Scott Stratton in welcoming you to the Cripple Creek District Museum, now celebrating 60 years of preserving and presenting the district's wild western history. Our museum is rated one of the Top 10 Western Museums by True West magazine. Stratton is portrayed by Richard Marold.

The Museum is Open

Winter Hours
Gift Shop Building Only:

10 a.m.- 4 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday

Summer Hours:
Mid-May to Mid-October
10 a.m.-5 p.m.
7 Days A Week
Last tour begins at 4:30 p.m.
Or By Special Appointment ~ Groups and Schools Welcome!

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