The Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum is the Pikes Peak Region’s premier history museum and it’s free! The Museum showcases diverse exhibitions and programs and they change frequently. There is always something new to see.
The Museum has over 60,000 objects in its permanent collection including nationally significant collections of quilts, Van Briggle art pottery, plus one of the finest regional art collections in the state of Colorado. The Native American collection includes hundreds of items representative of the Ute, Cheyenne, and Arapaho cultures. Other collections relate to the founding of the City, the area’s mining and agricultural history, its early prominence as a health resort, and its more recent significance as a center for military training and operations.
Aside from housing the region’s historical treasures, the Museum building is a historic gem in its own right. The beautifully restored 1903 El Paso County Courthouse is centered in one of two primary downtown parks. The elegant and historic structure is surrounded by inviting green lawns, colorful flowers, outdoor sculptures, and a splendid granite fountain.
The Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum offers a rewarding and enjoyable experience for people of all ages and interests so come downtown and experience for yourself the spirit - past and present - of Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak Region. And don’t forget to stop by the Museum store for unique regional gifts and hard-to-find books on Colorado and local history.
Open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. From June to August, the Museum is also open on Sundays from 1-5 p.m. the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum is downtown at 215 South Tejon St.
For more information about exhibits, tours or programs call 719-385-5990.