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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
Gift Shop Is Open Through the Winter!

Archives of Gold Rush History


The Cripple Creek District Museum houses literally thousands of archives, including books and booklets, business ledgers, city directories, documents, family files, letters, magazines, manuscripts, maps, newspapers, photographs and photograph albums, postcards, Sanborn maps, scrap books, stock certificates and other important historical resources.

We welcome researchers, but please remember we are a non-profit foundation and have only a limited number of items archived and available for public use at this time.  It is best to call ahead for research availability: 719-689-2634. If there is no answer, please leave a message at 719-689-9540. When leaving a message, please provide an email and/or mailing address, along with a phone number, for a response. Our friendly staff will be happy to assist you or look up information for you.  


The Museum is Open:

Winter Hours
10 a.m.- 4 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
Cripple Creek District Museum 5th & Bennett Ave., PO Box 1210, Cripple Creek, CO 80813
 719-689-2634 719-689-9540