We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Telluride Historical Museum

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 201 West Gregory Avenue, Telluride, CO 81435
Phone Number:
+1 970-728-3344
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Open now
See all hours
Tue - Wed 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 119 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 84
  • 32
    Very good
  • 3
  • 0
  • 0
Great way to spend a couple of hours.

The exhibits are well done and very informative. I'm glad I took the time to learn more about this remarkable town.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Davidson, North Carolina
Add Photo Write a Review

119 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Showing 119: English reviews
Davidson, North Carolina
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The exhibits are well done and very informative. I'm glad I took the time to learn more about this remarkable town.

Thank karenB3725PX
Boulder, Colorado
Level Contributor
32 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

We were in Telluride mainly to view Fall color. That was a little bit disappointing because we were a bit late -- too many leaves had fallen. So, we decided to visit the museum, not expecting much. But it proved well designed and very interesting, including a long, interesting video with longtime residents talking about the drastic changes in the... More 

1 Thank Cognitive_Scientist
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Level Contributor
31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

Great visit, we had our kids with us 12 and 15 they both enjoyed it, the lady at the desk was knowledgeable and helpful she explained so many interesting things to us and gave my kids a quiz sheet to fill they loved that and it made them pay more attention and read everything! Definitely worth a visit!

1 Thank momonthego75
Phoenix, Arizona
Level Contributor
129 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016

A good review of the Telluride area, mining, gambling and red light area. Covers the medical, the freighters and the madams. Also a good explanation of the fight between Edison's DC electricity and Tesla's AC. Outside is an exhibit of mining equipment

Thank Sue S
Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
Level Contributor
23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

In a compact space , the history of Telluride and how it came to be is explained and shown in great collections

Thank rgpsap
Indianapolis, Indiana
Level Contributor
240 reviews
69 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016

A good historical museum with lots of interesting stories of early Telluride - from Madams to Mountain Men and every thing in-between. Who knew this was the first true AC electrified town in the USA!

Thank NewillDB
Denver, Colorado
Level Contributor
98 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

Great little museum to get an understanding of Telluride's beginnings, the mining industry and what life was like in the early years. Lot's of fun facts posted around the museum. Great exhibits.

Thank MElkinsCO
Savannah, Missouri
Level Contributor
126 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

The museum is on two stories of the building that once served as a hospital. It has many pictures and lots of text telling about life in 19th and 20th century Telluride. There are several artifacts as well as some interactive exhibits to compliment the photos and printed information. One interesting display covers Westinghouse development of the power plant near... More 

1 Thank Harold J
Level Contributor
28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

Gives a very comprehensive history of Telluride and surrounding area. From the mining that took place, the robbing of Butch Cassidy's first bank and the second hydro electric plant in the WORLD, the museum covers it all! :)

1 Thank Erin E
Telluride, Colorado
Level Contributor
29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016

This museum offers a detailed look into Telluride's mining history, with everything from an outdoor exhibit demonstrating the mechanics of mining to an indoor exhibit of a typical miner's cabin. Do you know what the phrase "basket case" means? Well, the museum has an actual basket that was used to transport miners who were too injured to walk, or were... More 

2 Thank Janet H

Travelers who viewed Telluride Historical Museum also viewed


Been to Telluride Historical Museum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Telluride Historical Museum staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?