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San Juan County Historical Society

1557 Greene St. - Courthouse Square, PO Box 154, Silverton, CO 81433
970-387-5838970-387-5838
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Ranked #2 of 17 attractions in Silverton
Type: History Museums
Owner description: 16,000 Sq. Ft Mining Heritage Center. One of the BEST Mining Museums in the country! Also see the 1902 fully renovated 1902 jail next to Mining... more » Owner description: 16,000 Sq. Ft Mining Heritage Center. One of the BEST Mining Museums in the country! Also see the 1902 fully renovated 1902 jail next to Mining Museum. A must see!!!! « less
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Phoenix, Arizona
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92 reviews 92 reviews
53 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

there is actually quite a bit of things to see and do at this little historical place. We spent quite a bit of time there. It was really interesting to see (and read) how Silverton came to be and how it's changed to what it has become today! Well worth taking the time to see it!

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Denver, Colorado
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89 reviews 89 reviews
30 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

After running around the mountains, sometimes it is kind of hard to slow down to go look at a museum - but this one is worth it. It actually is one of the best small town museums I have seen. The museum houses a vast collection of sundry items - but also houses one of the old jails (there were... More

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Hartsburg, Missouri
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197 reviews 197 reviews
128 attraction reviews
166 helpful votes 166 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We stopped here almost as an afterthought. Almost didn't gi in after seejng it wad $7 a person. Glad we did! This place has something for any interest, not just mining stuff, slthough there is a mock-up of a mine in the basement. The old jail is recreated as well. You should check it out, none of us thought we... More

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Denver, Colorado
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124 reviews 124 reviews
67 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We've been here two times, every time I visit I find something new. They have a great exhibit about mining. You might think that isn't that unusual given the towns history, but it gives visitors a a chance to walk through what a real mine would be like. The museum is three floor and includes the jail. It's worth the... More

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Zuni, New Mexico
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The cashier was friendly and knowledgeable. Very nicely laid out. You can tell that the people take pride in this museum.

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

I had a quick visit while we waited for our train to return to Durango. I wish I had more time. Interesting displays in a very interesting historic town.

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San Antonio, Texas
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

My family and I enjoyed this larger-than-expected museum located in Silverton. It details the local history and mining industry of the region. Start in the jail, move through a fascinating minerals exhibit and move into the mining portion of the museum. We covered it, quite superficially in about an hour, but you could easily spend 2-3 hours there. Appropriate for... More

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Cedar Crest, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

This museum was great-lots of interesting mining artifacts that were nicey written up. It was a bit difficult figuring out the layout of the buildings so as not to miss anything.

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Fruita, Colorado
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

We went to this museum because of the reviews here on Trip advisor an we were very pleased. Room after room with hundreds of items. My favorite was the room with the high ceiling with mine cars hanging- that was a grand display. And the price was only 7.00-wow. After wards we went to the local cemetery which was interesting... More

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Centennial, Colorado, United States
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

I had been to the museum 30 years ago, and was very surprised how much it has grown and improved. The first building was the old jail, which shows the sheriff's office, the kitchen where his wife cooked the meals, the sitting room for the Sheriff and his wife. The second floor showed what the jail was like at the... More

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