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
Gift Shop Is Open Through the Winter!

Find Your Family in the Colorado Gold Rush!

The Cripple Creek District Museum has hundreds of files in the archives. The files include photographs, newspaper articles, documents, letters, scrapbooks, city directories, death and burial records, marriage and baptism records and correspondence from ancestors of the folks who lived in the Cripple Creek District.

It is best to call ahead for information. When leaving a message, please provide an email and/or mailing address, along with a phone number, for a response.

Research Guidelines

- Please provide a full name if possible. Do not send lists of surnames or requests such as "Anyone named Smith." We can only handle a small amount of requests at a time.

- Be as specific as possible and provide us with all the information you know about the person you are researching. The more we know the better we can help you.

- Please be patient while waiting for a response. Our staff is very limited and research is conducted on a first-come, first-served basis. Be aware that research requests can take up to six weeks for a response. Phone calls and additional emails will not expedite your request.

We are a non-profit foundation and rely on admission fees, gift shop sales and
donations to survive. We respectfully request a donation of $25 for the first hour and
$15 for each additional hour in order to conduct research. Copies and/or photographs
require additional fees.

If you would like to contribute to the Cripple Creek District Museum, please use the
PayPal button below or mail your donation to us at Cripple Creek District Museum, P.O. Box 1210, Cripple Creek, CO 80813

Donate to the Museum


Please Fill Out and Submit This Form for All Information Requests:






City:    State: Zip:






Please Note The Information You Need:





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