Trinidad History Museum
Trinidad History Museum
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Speciality & Gift Shops • Historic Sites • History Museums
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Explore Trinidad’s past and its place in the American West at the Trinidad History Museum. The museum features several attractions on one block in Trinidad's acclaimed historic district. Tours of the historic Bloom Mansion and Baca House take place each day at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
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1-2 hours
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617erinc
Dallas, TX454 contributions
Aug 2022
For years I've passed this up on our visits and this time just went. Wow. Our group was the only ones on the tour. Our guide was a very personable young lady who knew not just the history of the houses, their owners, and grounds but the history of the area as well. Very enlightening. While these houses were not as grandly restored as some I've toured there was plenty to reflect the life and times, coupled with the guides input and the picture was complete.
Written August 12, 2022
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Ed O
Glendale, AZ470 contributions
Aug 2021
Nice little gift area. History of the area as well as items from the past times of this area. Large area that includes a large historic home that was built many years ago. Because of this time we are living that are in transition of new displays.
Written September 13, 2021
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projectx633
Bridgeport, TX454 contributions
First of all, I don't know who posted those photos of the scenery on this page. They are not from thus museum that I know of. This is a jewel!!! I paid for the whole tour of the Bloom Mansion 1882, the Baca House 1870, the gardens and the Santa Fe Trail Museum. I loved it all and spent 2 hours here. It is a full city block with a Museum Book and Gift Shop as well.

Dean gave me and another guest a lovely tour of the houses and grounds. The Santa Fe Trail museum is misleading from the outside as it was built as small living quarters for the workers. But, don't let that or the entrance fool you. It is packed with gorgeous displays and history -- both chronological and by topic. Kit Carson's buckskin coat is a work of art. Info about the trail, early Trinidad history, the coal mine era, frontier life, Indian cultures and more.
Written September 8, 2014
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RonOK
Oklahoma57 contributions
Oct 2022
Visitors should be made aware of the fact that the ONLY access to the houses which make up the bulk of the museum is by way of a tour which is offered only at 10 AM and 2 PM. I went out of my way to see this museum but was not made aware of the fact that there is very limited access to most of the museum. The garden behind the houses was almost nonexistent being largely abandoned.
Written October 3, 2022
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Benjamin B
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Dec 2022
The sad part is that a group of people in power in trinadad Colorado have taken a Museum with historic value and removed the history. The Baca family established trinadad Colorado, trinadad was a trading root and the Baca family raised sheep and from money raised from wool and trading by the Baca family helping Denver Colorado to grow. But then the Museums name was changed and now people are calling it the trinadad Museum or the pioneer museum, but it was the Baca museum originally, I am assuming that a town with a Spanish name in a state with a Spanish name should not have a museum with a Spanish name. (colo-rado Spanish for color red or ruddy) for the red color of the mountains mountains names Spanish peaks and the sangre de Cristo, the English translation the blood of christ mountains.
I assume if history is to be remembered is good as long as it can be assumed no one but Caucasian people made the history.
Written February 17, 2023
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SueLeicester27
Leicester18 contributions
May 2018 • Couples
Well worth a visit to this interesting museum - visited with my husband and another couple and thoroughly enjoyed our time here. Can not believe how good the guide was - his knowledge of Trinidad and the Baca and Bloom Houses was exceptional! Really enjoyed our visit
Written May 11, 2018
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We're so glad you enjoyed your visit! We will be passing along your compliment to our docent :)
Written October 15, 2018
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FrequentFlier642571
1 contribution
Oct 2019 • Solo
I stopped in Trinidad on my way from Denver to Albuquerque
I love history and museums and old houses. Downtown Trinidad is really pretty and lots of historical
Homes and business
I paid my admission and was quite disappointed. It’s an old house with a small
Gift shop. The house is under renovation with no furnishings. Absolutely nothing to see.
The second museum on the property had a few items but again very little of interest.
Written October 20, 2019
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Marilyn S
Conifer, CO285 contributions
Oct 2019
The museum provides an interesting overview of the city's history. I was surprised there wasn't a bit more information about the natives of the area.
Written October 20, 2019
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Grace F
Weston, CO62 contributions
Aug 2017 • Family
I have taken a couple family members here and this place is filled with history and knowledgeable staff. It truly is step back in time and the museum is very well done for a small town museum. It will be way more than you expect so I suggest giving it a try and learn a little about this town and its people.
Written June 27, 2018
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We are honored that you've brought family to visit us, and thrilled that you enjoyed your time here. It's experiences like these that make the work we do here worthwhile :)
Written October 15, 2018
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Gr8Accountant
247 contributions
Apr 2017 • Couples
This is a small museum packed with info about how The Santa Fe Trail shaped Trinidad, its culture, & its industries. I noticed a couple of interactive displays - one having to do with dressing up & one having to do with beading. Great for kids. The museum is free although you can make a donation, and it contains a small gift shop. If you want to tour the houses that are adjacent to the museum, there is a fee. We had a little trouble finding the museum entrance. It is actually on Chestnut about 1\2 block up the hill from Main. We found plenty of parking on the street.
Written April 26, 2017
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