Trinidad History Museum

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Trinidad History Museum
4.5
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
About
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.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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4.5
44 reviews
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Ed O
Glendale, AZ394 contributions
Nice place to see...
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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Allison
1 contribution
Fascinating visit! Fun museum!
Sep 2019
This museum is one that I will remember because it has so many beautiful features and interesting stories. The Borderlands exhibit had unexpected stories, told in a unique way. I love old house so it was cool to see two very difference houses and exhibits. I also liked that they had local gifts in the shop. I try to stop every time I got through Trinidad on my way to New Mexico to see what they have going on.
Written October 22, 2019
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Zach W
5 contributions
Great museum!
Oct 2019
The Borderlands exhibit at Trinidad History Museum was incredible. I loved the stories and the hands-on things for my kids to do in the kitchen. The grounds are beautiful and the historic houses are so interesting. Great place to stop in Trinidad!
Written October 22, 2019
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FrequentFlier642571
1 contribution
Disappointing
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
Small yet informative museum
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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i_am_brendanc
Denton, TX260 contributions
Nice enough local museum
Sep 2019
This is a nice museum featuring the history of Trinidad and this part of Southern Colorado. Your admission gets you into three separate structures, although one is by appointment only. Through my visit here, I learned of the free online classes one can take at Coursera... very cool. I particularly enjoyed the Bloom Mansion. It is setup with historic furniture and design. You can walk all the way up to the top floor, not the tower. It's worth checking out while you are in Trinidad. I mean... what else are you going to do?
Written October 9, 2019
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Judith F
Trinidad, CO42 contributions
History in Southern Colorado
Jun 2019
The Trinidad museum is situated on the old Santa Fe trail. There are two historic homes, one is a beautiful two story abobe. The old bunkhouse has displays that represent the history as well as the changing and diverse local occupations and industries. Then there are the cowboys. Bat Masterson, Kit Carson and others made their mark in Trinidad.

Written October 8, 2019
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cohappyfeet
Colorado Springs, CO94 contributions
Under construction in August 2019
Aug 2019 • Family
We visited Trinidad as part of a road trip and had planned to make this our first stop. This site, as well as many others in Trinidad, is being renovated. However, I recommend this town as a road trip detour sonce it is just off I-25 and is a classic small town. There is a nice park on Medica with a playground for smaller children. It is also very near the memorial for the Ludlow Massacre, an important but not well known event in American history.
Written August 9, 2019
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Bill
2 contributions
Santa Fe Trail museum misleading
Jun 2019 • Couples
We waited until the museum opened at 1000 and found out from the person opening it that there was little to nothing in the museum that pertained to the Santa Fe Trail in spite of the advertising and name. We were told that the manager had used to name Santa Fe Trail to draw more visitors into the museum. The museum is primarily about the town of Trinidad only.
Written June 21, 2019
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GunnyWilliams
Conroe, TX69 contributions
AN old house with a gift shop and no historical furnishings. Not worth the price of admission.
Jun 2019 • Couples
AN interesting looking house from the outside. But once inside you find not much to look at that is of the period when the house was built.
Written June 6, 2019
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Frequently Asked Questions about Trinidad History Museum

Trinidad History Museum is open:
  • Tue - Sat 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM