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Boulder History Museum

Address: 1206 Euclid Ave, Harbeck Bergheim House, Boulder, CO 80302
Phone Number: 303 449 3464
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Ranked #18 of 55 Attractions in Boulder
Type: History Museums, Museums
Owner description: Founded in 1944, the Boulder History Museum is currently located in the historic Harbeck-Berheim...
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Type: History Museums, Museums
Tue - Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Owner description: 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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Lafayette, Colorado
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119 reviews 119 reviews
51 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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
16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
65 helpful votes 65 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
10 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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Denver, Colorado
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

This is a very small museum, but informative. Price is 6 dollars or less per person. There is some interactive exhibits geared toward school children.

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Scarsdale, New York
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

Well the house is not little but as a museum it is small. I walked across Broadway from Pine, about a mile (less from Pearl) away. It is free on first Sundays but otherwise it only costs $4 I think. Definitely worth the few dollars to learn about Boulder's interesting history.

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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

the REAL history of craft beer ... fascinating ... nuclear engineering played a curious role a relaxing museum with enough to justify the few dollars entry fee ... try it you'll like it .. especially if you're a beer lover

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Boulder, Colorado
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87 reviews 87 reviews
44 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

Exhibits included information on Native American History, Mining, and Pre-Boulder Front Range history. Currenlty, the rotating exhibit focuses on the history and booming business of the craft beer industry. A fabulous museum to learn and be reminded of the history of the Front Range and Colorado Rockies. The museum is also equipped with an exploratory kids specific room too.

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