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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, from mid-May into mid-October.

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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The Greatest Gold Camp on Earth !

Have you ever wanted to meet historical people from the ol’ mining days? Join us on Friday, August 28, as we visit with interesting Cripple Creek residents who lived in those exciting times. The Cripple Creek District Museum, the Homestead Museum, and the Cripple Creek & Victor Gold Mining Company are proud to present “The Greatest Gold Camp on Earth !”, a program featuring various characters who made the Cripple Creek area famous.

The festivities will begin with a Friday 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 be open at 6:00 p.m. for an hour of socializing with a cash bar and music. The program will begin at 7:00 p.m.

Tickets are $10 per person with all proceeds going to the two museums.

But the fun doesn’t stop on Friday night ! It continues on all day Saturday at the Cripple Creek District Museum from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. where our celebrities again recreate their lives in the “Greatest Gold Camp on Earth !”.

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
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