The Littleton History Museum (always free)



The Littleton Museum is a 14 acre indoor and outdoor history museum depicting Colorado pioneer history. Two historic farm sites featuring a schoolhouse and blacksmith shop bring history to life in a way that consistently rates this museum as one of the top living history museums in the United States.

Both farm houses are open to the public and allow you to see the changes that occurred between the older 1860's Colorado farmhouse and the newer 1890's home. The working farm sites feature a diverse collection of farm animals, as well as an orchard and bee hive, all typical of working Colorado farms of the period.

Littleton Museum Schoolhouse Inside

In addition to the outdoor living history museum with tour experts in period wardrobe, there is an expansive indoor exhibit center that focuses on Denver history, particularly Littleton and the early suburbs. One area of the center has permanent exhibits depicting early Denver history. Two other exhibit areas feature changing attractions, such as photography, artwork, or historic maps of the Colorado Territory and other areas of the old West.

Kids will enjoy the Kids' Connection area in the indoor exhibit center, with plenty of hands-on activities, as well as the farm animals outside at the farm sites.

This isn't just a museum for locals. The Littleton History Museum is a must-see if you're heading to Colorado for vacation.  For travelers passing through Denver who want to gain a glimpse into Colorado's pioneer history, there is very little else like this museum in all of Colorado.

And best of all, it's free! If you haven't been to the museum recently, it's worth a return visit as they have expanded in the last few years. The museum site is located along a lake and there are parks with walking and biking trails all around. This makes the entire area a great place to spend a day.

Littleton Museum

 

Hours:
Tuesday - Friday: 8am to 5pm.
Saturday: 10am to 5pm.
Sunday: 1pm to 5pm
Closed Monday and Holidays

Location:
6028 South Gallup Street
Littleton, CO 80120 Map

For Details Visit the Littleton History Museum Site: Littleton Museum

 

 

By Steve Schwettman

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