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Address: 1206 Euclid Ave, Harbeck Bergheim House, Boulder, CO 80302
Phone Number: 303 449 3464
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12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Tue - Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Description: Founded in 1944, the Boulder History Museum is currently located in the...
Founded in 1944, the Boulder History Museum is currently located in the historic Harbeck-Berheim house. 'Storymakers- a Boulder's History' the permanent exhibit tells the story of Boulder County from before European-American settlement up until the 1930s. The main floor gallery exhibit changes two- three times per year, featuring local and traveling exhibitions.
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Enjoyed the local history exhibit and historical home

Right now this is in an old historic home which added to the History of Boulder. We learned of the local history from the exhibit and then the staff were friendly and informative... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Right now this is in an old historic home which added to the History of Boulder. We learned of the local history from the exhibit and then the staff were friendly and informative regarding the house itself. However, the museum is moving at some point soon and will not longer be in this historic home...a real bummer! But the exhibit... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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70 reviews 70 reviews
45 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Boulder History Museum is a great small town history museum and is a must visit if you are traveling to or the surrounding Boulder area. I you have kids, you can enjoy Beach Park, a small park with playground next to the museum.

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Boulder, Colorado
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

What a warm and welcoming museum, presently housed in a historic Boulder house. The history of Boulder exhibit on the second floor really captures Boulder's past and leaves visitors with some history to ponder in contrast to modern Boulder. Friendly and helpful staff. Good intro to Boulder!

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Illinois
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58 reviews 58 reviews
15 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

beautiful old home in boulder, one of the oldest and very well kept. small exhibit space, they are moving in the next year or so to a large space downtown. great exhibit on chief niwot.

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Lafayette, Colorado
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133 reviews 133 reviews
52 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

I've lived in or near Boulder nearly all my life and never visited. A friend and I stopped by and we're both glad we did. The exhibit on Chief Niwot (not permanent, I believe) was well laid out and did a good job presenting facts and stories, even when it did not show the dominant Colorado culture in a good... More 

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Hertford, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

We came specifically to see the exhibition on Chief Niwot and the Sand Creek massacre; the exhibition was put together well and evoked empathy with this man who tried to obtain peace in the face of animosity. Recordings of Native American voices from the late 1800s gave an eerie atmosphere as did the photographs which really brought the past into... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Bottom floor is dedicated to indian history in the area and the second floor (not accessible by wheelchair) is more Boulder history.

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Laguna Niguel, California
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114 reviews 114 reviews
33 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

We stopped at the Boulder History Museum when it opened at noon on a fall Sunday. The student at the desk greeted us warmly and gave us background on the house and its owners. Although she was new, she eagerly looked up answers to my questions and those of other visitors. The fireplaces, staircase, and beautiful stained glass window are... More 

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San Juan Capistrano, CA
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41 reviews 41 reviews
12 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

The museum is small and just okay in terms of history and presentation. However, the discovery area, where kids can create robots, play with circuits and let their imaginations go, is wonderful. My 8-year old never saw the rest of the museum.

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Kansas
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45 reviews 45 reviews
14 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Small but it really covers very well the history and traditions of the area. They had also a lovely exhibition of the history of active wear on the first floor which was very informative. I certainly enjoyed and appreciated the lessons about the history of Boulder. Highly recommended.

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