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14,000 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!!!! Open Memorial Day Weekend to mid-October.
1557 Greene St. - Courthouse Square, Silverton, CO 81433
All reviews old jail mining museum great museum mining industry mineral display three floors world class museum modest admission amazing collection of artifacts plan extra time well worth the stop mine shaft small town lots of history few hours old west self guided tour
If you are interested in the gold rush/mining and the “Old West” this is a must!!! For such a small town.... this museum has SO MUCH!! It is a self guided tour, but staff are always great to answer questions. So many different aspects of...More
This museum houses an impressive collection of artifacts from the local mines and early America. There is a fabulous ore collection along with a printing press, stage coach, and literally thousands of other items. Be sure to see the original Teddy bear, the museum's most...More
I assumed I would be in and out of here in an hour. I was wrong. Plan about 2 hours to go through both buildings and all of the floors to see all of their incredible displays. Home items, a jail, tool collection and so...More
The outside of the building doesn't give you a clue about what's inside. How did they fit all that in there? This stop needs to be on the top of your must see list. 1st class. You won't be disappointed.
Had time to kill so i decided to check it out. $10 seemed a bit much, but i had nothing better to do, and holy crap was it worth it. So much to see, so much about mining and historical life in Silverton, from the...More
We find that the Colorado afternoon rain showers are a great opportunity to spent a few hours in the Silverton museum. It truly one of the most interesting museums, not just mining museums, we have ever been in! The people in this community have been...More
We were told that we absolutely HAD to go to the mining museum in Silverton. I was skeptical. (I mean, really; who wants to go to a museum when they’re in Colorado?!). So glad we went!
I had no idea what mining really was -...More
I underestimated this museum. It went on and on...rocks and minerals... old-time jail, mining equipment...dynamite and blasting caps...it just went on and on with a variety of displays. It's a great museum.
We left Durango shortly after the 8:00 train departed to Silverton. Drove to...More