Museums & Tours

Hard Tack Mine Tours & Museum

County Rd 20 (Henson Creek)

Lake City, CO 81235
970-944-2506

970-275-0247
www.hardtackmine.com  

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The Hard Tack Mine brings the unique history of mining to life. Join us for underground mine tours, exhibits packed with mining history and machinery and a fantastic underground gift shop brimming with treasures.  Open 7 days a week June - September; winters by appointment.

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Hinsdale County Museum

130 N Silver St

POB 353

Lake City, CO 81235
970-944-2050

970-944-2515
www.lakecitymuseum.com
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Open May-August, tours to educate the public on the history of our community.  Special events and tours are unique and of interest to all ages.

 

Hours: Memorial Day through Labor Day

10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday

1 – 4:30 p.m., Sundays

 

Established in 1973, the Hinsdale County Historical Society opened the doors to its first museum in 1975. Now permanently housed in the historic Finley Block Building, rotating exhibits are located in the main building, in a separate Transportation Building and Blacksmith Shop, and on museum grounds. New exhibits feature the Corner Saloon (1875), inter-town telephonic concerts (1881), Hinsdale County ranching and branding irons (late 1800s – early 1920s). These will join exhibits featuring Lake City photography (1870s – 1910s), Lake City textiles (1850s – 1920s), the Barlow and Sanderson stage route, area ores and minerals, Alferd Packer, the Lake City jail, the Narrow Gauge Railroad caboose, and Helen’s Garden – a display of flowers and vegetables that might have grown in an 1890s-era Lake City Garden.