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Boulder History Museum

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Address: 1206 Euclid Ave, Harbeck Bergheim House, Boulder, CO 80302-7224
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+1 303-449-3464
10:00 - 17:00
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Tue - Fri 10:00 - 17:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 16:00

The Boulder History Museum displays exhibits on the early history of...

The Boulder History Museum displays exhibits on the early history of Boulder, including the award winning exhibit, Chief Niwot ~ Legend and Legacy and Storymakers, an exhibit about the early history of Boulder. The Museum is currently open by appointment only.

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Really interesting insights to local history

Boulder is known for its innovations and here is somewhere where they attempt to show just how that came about. Environmental, technological and medical thinking all have deep... read more

Reviewed 21 September 2016
British Columbia, Canada
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British Columbia, Canada
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452 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2016

Boulder is known for its innovations and here is somewhere where they attempt to show just how that came about. Environmental, technological and medical thinking all have deep roots here and it's amazing to see how it all started. This old house is where the museum is at the moment but it will be moving to a new downtown site... More 

Thank palmpirate
Sonoma, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2016

We've heard this is a great little museum, but have never found it to be open! Our friends highly recommend it but we have never been able to visit it.

Thank AlioopR
Boulder, Colorado
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Reviewed 9 August 2015

After living in Boulder for 15 years, we finally visited this museum, soon to be relocated. The native American exhibits on floor 1 are quite good, and tell an interesting story of those who came before us. The 2nd floor has a good history of Boulder, even though it could use some amplification (like the 1970's music & start of... More 

Thank Buzzy1
bloomfield nm, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2015

Nice but small. Very nice reception person. Focus is on Native American heritage and adverse effects from the coming of the miners, farmers and military. Many pictures, fewer displays. Interesting and it is a reasonable value.

Thank Richard L
Boulder, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 385 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 June 2015

I have lived in Boulder for 20 yrs. and I cannot imagine why I have never visited this wonderful museum. First the house is beautiful, and the woman staffing the desk is absolutely knowledgable and friendly. The entire first floor is devoted to the original people of this area, the Arapahoe Indigenous People, esp. Chief Niwot, and the Sand Creek... More 

1 Thank Miriahm D
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Reviewed 26 April 2015

Right now this is in an old historic home which added to the History of Boulder. We learned of the local history from the exhibit and then the staff were friendly and informative regarding the house itself. However, the museum is moving at some point soon and will not longer be in this historic home...a real bummer! But the exhibit... More 

Thank travels2day
Denver, Colorado
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Reviewed 13 April 2015

Boulder History Museum is a great small town history museum and is a must visit if you are traveling to or the surrounding Boulder area. I you have kids, you can enjoy Beach Park, a small park with playground next to the museum.

Thank Durango13
Boulder, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2015

What a warm and welcoming museum, presently housed in a historic Boulder house. The history of Boulder exhibit on the second floor really captures Boulder's past and leaves visitors with some history to ponder in contrast to modern Boulder. Friendly and helpful staff. Good intro to Boulder!

1 Thank Gomer14
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Reviewed 13 February 2015

beautiful old home in boulder, one of the oldest and very well kept. small exhibit space, they are moving in the next year or so to a large space downtown. great exhibit on chief niwot.

2 Thank debra s
Lafayette, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2014

I've lived in or near Boulder nearly all my life and never visited. A friend and I stopped by and we're both glad we did. The exhibit on Chief Niwot (not permanent, I believe) was well laid out and did a good job presenting facts and stories, even when it did not show the dominant Colorado culture in a good... More 

1 Thank tklempan

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