Estes Park Museum
200 4th Street
Estes Park, CO 80517
Thursday - Saturday:
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
- Historic Fall River Hydroplant
1754 Fish Hatchery Road, Estes Park, CO 80517
Tours closed due to COVID-19
- Birch Ruins & Cabin, Centennial Open Space at Knoll-Willows
170 MacGregor Avenue, Estes Park, CO 80517
Open year-round, dawn to dusk
- Mission & Vision
Vision: Contributing to the vision of the Town of Estes Park, the Estes Park Museum will cultivate a passion for our history.
- 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
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.