The Museums of Leadville, Colorado

Leadville has commemorated its rich and wild history through the establishment of eight museums—more museums per capita than any other city in Colorado! With a history steeped in dramatic stories of fortunes made, riches lost, love triangles, outlaws, and controversial madams, there’s so much to tell.

Leadville offers visitors opportunities to explore historic homes such as the Dexter Cabin and Healy House Museum, the House with the Eye Museum, and the Tabor Home. Learn about Leadville’s broader history at the Heritage Museum or dive deep into its mining history at the National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum and Matchless Mine and Baby Doe’s Cabin.

See these museums with Leadville’s 2022 Museum Passport, which is now a free informational pamphlet about the museums and heritage sites. Note that there are no longer any discounts related to it. Visitors who pick up the Passport from the Leadville Visitor Center and go to at least 4 of the 8 museums can get the museum staff to sign off and return the passport to the Visitor Center for a free Leadville-themed gift.

Tabor Opera House has tours and performances from late May through September.

Note that The Interlaken Boat tours are going out regularly but must be pre-booked online. It is a 1-hour 45-minute tour available daily at 10 am, however the staff does not put the boat in the water unless a tour has been pre-booked.