During the COVID-19 pandemic, the museum is open FRIDAYS ONLY 12pm-5pm (members only 11am-noon), closed Sun - Thursday and some in-person events and programs are cancelled.

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Steamboat Springs, Colorado
Hours: Tues - Sat: 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
970-879-2214 - Hours & Admission
800 Oak St. Steamboat Springs, CO 80487

School Tours and Programs



School tours and special programs are a large part of the activities at the Tread of Pioneers Museum. Museum staff tailor our school tours to the state required curriculum. We also offer children's programs and events throughout the year.

The Tread of Pioneers Museum staff and volunteers work closely with teachers to create curriculum-based school tours and other educational programs to best meet student and teacher needs. We offer tours, activities, and programs to fit all age groups and goals. Give us a call to discuss your needs and ideas, and help your students discover their heritage today. Call 879-2214 or email tmonahan@treadofpioneers.org to discuss and schedule.

The museum has also created hands-on "Discovery Boxes" on a varitety of historical subjects including Homesteading, Utes, Native Americans, Mining, Mountain Man, and Archaelology. These boxes contain a varitey of age-specific and curriculum-based activities, learning tools, books, "artifacts," and other resources for teachers and students. Teachers and parents can check out these boxes free of charge by calling us at 970-879-2214 for email tmonahan@treadofpioneers.org. Download the Discovery Box informational brochure below with a detailed description of each box.

Teachers_and_Discovery_Kit_Brochure.pdf

Tread of Pioneers Museum volunteer, Barbara Walker, helps students in the new “general store” at the museum. Students can participate in a new hands-on history program that features purchasing and trading items in the general store, mining for gold, growing and harvesting food, raising and branding cattle, life of a homesteader, and other interactive activities



The museum also offers “The Diary of Lulie Crawford” program. Students hear passages from Lulie’s diary, write or draw the “next page” in Lulie’s diary with old fashioned pen and ink and handmade stick pencils, and try their hands at an antique typewriter.



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The Covid-19 virus is a serious risk. Those visiting the Tread of Pioneers Museum voluntarily assume that risk and expressly waive any and all claims against the Tread of Pioneers Museum in any way related to any illnesses possibly contracted at this venue or any of our events.

The Board and Staff of the Tread of Pioneers Museum respectfully acknowledge the Ute and Arapaho peoples, the original inhabitants of Northwest Colorado, and other Indigenous Nations of this area where we now reside. We recognize that the establishment of this region impacted the lifeways of Native peoples and their communities. In accepting this, we are called to utilize this educational institution to teach stewardship of the land and continuing commitment to the inclusion and respect of these Nations and their traditional values for their homelands.