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Boulder History Museum

1206 Euclid Ave, Harbeck Bergheim House, Boulder, CO 80302
303 449 3464
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Ranked #25 of 60 Attractions in Boulder
Type: History Museums
Owner description: Founded in 1944, the Boulder History Museum is currently located in the historic Harbeck-Berheim house. 'Storymakers- a Boulder's History' the... more » 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. « less
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San Juan Capistrano, CA
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 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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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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20 reviews 20 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 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
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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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sacramento
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8 helpful votes 8 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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39 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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Baltimore, Maryland
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15 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2012 via mobile

This was a decient little museum. It showed some history of boulder. If you like that kind of stuff it's worth a stop. The old house was cool, though they really didn't have a lot of info on it.

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Boulder,Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2012

This is a really interesting museum if you want to see what life was like in Boulder, Colorado. There are many interesting stories about it;s early settlers and residents. I was very surprised and delighted by this nice museum.

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Denver, Colorado
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4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2011

The museum is worth a couple of hours of your time, especially in the cold winter months. There are exhibits of Native American history, displays picturing what life was like in the mining days and a 60's exhibit. The museum, while small, is in a beautiful house and if you like old architecture, you'll love this place. The staff was... More

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