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Boulder History Museum

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Address: 1206 Euclid Ave, Harbeck Bergheim House, Boulder, CO 80302-7224
Phone Number: +1 303-449-3464
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Tue - Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The Boulder History Museum displays exhibits on the early history of...

The Boulder History Museum displays exhibits on the early history of Boulder, including the award winning exhibit, Chief Niwot ~ Legend and Legacy and Storymakers, an exhibit about the early history of Boulder. The Museum is currently open by appointment only.

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After living in Boulder for 15 years, we finally visited this museum, soon to be relocated. The native American exhibits on floor 1 are quite good, and tell an interesting... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 9, 2015
Boulder, Colorado
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Sonoma, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016

We've heard this is a great little museum, but have never found it to be open! Our friends highly recommend it but we have never been able to visit it.

Thank AlioopR
Boulder, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

After living in Boulder for 15 years, we finally visited this museum, soon to be relocated. The native American exhibits on floor 1 are quite good, and tell an interesting story of those who came before us. The 2nd floor has a good history of Boulder, even though it could use some amplification (like the 1970's music & start of... More 

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bloomfield nm, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Nice but small. Very nice reception person. Focus is on Native American heritage and adverse effects from the coming of the miners, farmers and military. Many pictures, fewer displays. Interesting and it is a reasonable value.

Thank Richard L
Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

I have lived in Boulder for 20 yrs. and I cannot imagine why I have never visited this wonderful museum. First the house is beautiful, and the woman staffing the desk is absolutely knowledgable and friendly. The entire first floor is devoted to the original people of this area, the Arapahoe Indigenous People, esp. Chief Niwot, and the Sand Creek... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 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.

Thank Durango13
Boulder, Colorado
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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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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 via mobile

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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