About the Museum

Estes Park Museum

200 4th Street

 Estes Park, CO 80517

Wednesday - Saturday:

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Admission: FREE

Historic Fall River Hydroplant

1754 Fish Hatchery Road, Estes Park, CO 80517

2020 Season:

June - September, Thursdays - Saturdays, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Guided tours on top of the hour

Birch Ruins & Cabin, Centennial Open Space at Knoll-Willows

170 MacGregor Avenue, Estes Park, CO 80517

Open year-round, dawn to dusk

 

Stanley Steamer

Mission & Vision

Vision: Contributing to the vision of the Town of Estes Park, the Estes Park Museum will cultivate a passion for our history.

Mission: Contributing to the Mission of the Town of Estes Park, the Estes Park Museum will conduct activities that preserve, share, and respect the unique history of Estes Park.

Museum History

In 1962, the National Park Service razed Stead’s Ranch, an 1876 homestead and guest ranch in Rocky Mountain National Park. Concerned citizens organized to preserve artifacts from the ranch, and then extended their vision to the Estes valley, creating the basis for the Estes Park Museum.

Operating as a municipal museum since 1992, the original non-profit reestablished itself to become the Estes Park Museum Friends & Foundation, Inc. to help support the mission of the Museum. With a vision to cultivate a passion for Estes Park history, the Museum conducts activities that preserve, share, and respect the unique history of Estes Park.

Annual Reports

2019 Annual Report

2018 Annual Report

2017 Annual Report

 

Estes Park Museum Press Releases:

July 21, 2020 - Recorded Oral Histories Available Online

April 21, 2020 - Thank You Estes Park Museum Volunteers

April 21, 2020 - Essays: Old & New

The mission of the Estes Park Museum Friends & Foundation, Inc. is to support the mission of the Estes Park Museum through fundraising, publications, volunteerism, outreach, and special projects and events. The tax-deductible membership brings invitations to exhibit openings, special members-only educational programs and events, a 10% discount on most items in the Museum Shop, and the Museum Pieces newsletter.

Estes Park Museum Friends & Foundation, Inc.

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