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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“World’s Greatest Gold Camp” Day
Saturday August 30, 2014Wild West Show
7:00 pm at The Cripple Creek Heritage Center
Starring Wyatt Earp: A Life on the Frontier
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Wyatt Earp A Life on The Frontier
The Tombstone Saga is a series of six historic bio-dramas that started with the first play written in 1996, Wyatt Earp A Life on The Frontier. It was originally written for the actor Hugh O' Brian who starred in the television series "Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp."  Mr. O' Brian had other commitments and the starring role was turned over to Wyatt Earp

Wyatt, has been portraying his famous relative in his one-man play called "Wyatt Earp: A Life on The Frontier" since 1996 which won an AriZoni award and has over 670 performances to date. It was written by his wife Terry Tafoya Earp who is an award-winning Arizona playwright. The play has been performed throughout the United States, Canada and abroad.

More information on Wyatt Earp

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