Your top destination to learn about Steamboat Springs history! Your top destination to learn about Steamboat Springs history!
Your top destination to learn about Steamboat Springs history! Your top destination to learn about Steamboat Springs history! Your top destination to learn about Steamboat Springs history!
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

Current Events

Upcoming Events

Jun
7
Fri
This Place Matters: The Economic, Cultural, and Environmenta…
5:00 PM
Jun
11
Tue
Olympic Heritage Tour…
9:00 AM
Jun
15
Sat
Lulie Crawford's Wildflowers and Watercolors…
10:30 AM
Jun
18
Tue
Olympic Heritage Tour…
9:00 AM
Jun
21
Fri
Tour the Historic Mesa Schoolhouse…
10:30 AM
Jun
25
Tue
Olympic Heritage Tour…
9:00 AM
Jun
26
Wed
Mineral Springs Walking Tour…
9:00 AM
Jun
26
Wed
Pioneer Days at the Historic Mesa Schoolhouse…
12:30 PM
Jun
27
Thu
Downtown Historical Walking Tour…
9:00 AM
Jun
28
Fri
Brown Bag Summer Storytelling Series…
12:00 PM
Jun
28
Fri
Tour the Historic Brown Ranch…
12:00 PM
Jul
2
Tue
Olympic Heritage Tour…
9:00 AM
Jul
3
Wed
Mineral Springs Walking Tour…
9:00 AM
Jul
4
Thu
4th of July Pioneer Day Block Party & Community Concert…
11:00 AM
Jul
5
Fri
Brown Bag Summer Storytelling Series…
12:00 PM
Jul
9
Tue
Olympic Heritage Tour…
9:00 AM
Jul
10
Wed
Mineral Springs Walking Tour…
9:00 AM
Jul
11
Thu
Downtown Historical Walking Tour…
9:00 AM
Jul
11
Thu
Pioneer Days at the Historic Mesa Schoolhouse…
12:30 PM
Jul
12
Fri
Brown Bag Summer Storytelling Series…
12:00 PM
Jul
16
Tue
Olympic Heritage Tour…
9:00 AM
Jul
17
Wed
Mineral Springs Walking Tour…
9:00 AM
Jul
17
Wed
Lulie Crawford's Wildflowers and Watercolors…
3:00 PM
Jul
18
Thu
Downtown Historical Walking Tour…
9:00 AM
Jul
19
Fri
Brown Bag Summer Storytelling Series…
12:00 PM
Jul
23
Tue
Olympic Heritage Tour…
9:00 AM
Jul
24
Wed
Mineral Springs Walking Tour…
9:00 AM
Jul
25
Thu
Downtown Historical Walking Tour…
9:00 AM
Jul
25
Thu
Tour the Historic Mesa Schoolhouse…
2:00 PM
Jul
26
Fri
Brown Bag Summer Storytelling Series…
12:00 PM
Jul
30
Tue
Olympic Heritage Tour…
9:00 AM
Jul
31
Wed
Mineral Springs Walking Tour…
9:00 AM
Aug
1
Thu
Downtown Historical Walking Tour…
9:00 AM
Aug
2
Fri
Lulie Crawford's Wildflowers and Watercolors…
9:00 AM
Aug
2
Fri
Brown Bag Summer Storytelling Series…
12:00 PM
Aug
6
Tue
Olympic Heritage Tour…
9:00 AM
Aug
7
Wed
Mineral Springs Walking Tour…
9:00 AM
Aug
7
Wed
Tour the Historic Mesa Schoolhouse…
3:00 PM
Aug
8
Thu
Downtown Historical Walking Tour…
9:00 AM
Aug
9
Fri
Brown Bag Summer Storytelling Series…
12:00 PM
Aug
11
Sun
Open House at the Crawford Home…
10:00 AM
Aug
13
Tue
Olympic Heritage Tour…
9:00 AM
Aug
13
Tue
Mad Creek Geology and History Hike…
9:00 AM
Aug
14
Wed
Mineral Springs Walking Tour…
9:00 AM
Aug
15
Thu
Downtown Historical Walking Tour…
9:00 AM
Aug
16
Fri
Brown Bag Summer Storytelling Series…
12:00 PM
Aug
20
Tue
Olympic Heritage Tour…
9:00 AM
Aug
21
Wed
Mineral Springs Walking Tour…
9:00 AM
Aug
22
Thu
Downtown Historical Walking Tour…
9:00 AM
Aug
23
Fri
Brown Bag Summer Storytelling Series…
12:00 PM
Aug
28
Wed
Mineral Springs Walking Tour…
9:00 AM
Aug
29
Thu
Downtown Historical Walking Tour…
9:00 AM
Aug
30
Fri
Brown Bag Summer Storytelling Series…
12:00 PM
Sep
5
Thu
Downtown Historical Walking Tour…
9:00 AM
Sep
6
Fri
Brown Bag Summer Storytelling Series…
12:00 PM

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Local Steamboat Activities & Current Events


Celebrate Heritage and Place Through "This Place Matters" Campaign
All of May 2019
May is Preservation Month. Established in 1973, this national event helps promote historic places for the purpose of instilling community pride, promoting heritage tourism, and showing the social and economic benefits of historic preservation. The City of Steamboat Springs’ Historic Preservation Commission, Historic Routt County, Main Street Steamboat Springs and the Tread of Pioneers Museum are partnering to celebrate Preservation Month with “This Place Matters,” a campaign launched by the National Trust for Historic Preservation that helps communities recognize and celebrate the places that matter the most to their citizens.
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This Place Matters: The Economic, Cultural, and Environmental Power of Heritage and Place
Friday 6/7/2019 5:00 pm
On Display June 7, 2019 - Dec. 2019
This Place Matters: The Economic, Cultural, and Environmental Power of Heritage and Place is an exhibit featuring the cherished buildings, special places, and community perspectives from the This Place Matters campaign during May 2019 for Historic Preservation Month.
Event: June 7, 2029 First Friday Artwalk (5-8pm) - exhibit opening reception with food and beverages.
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Olympic Heritage Tour
Tuesday 6/11/2019 9:00 am
Tuesday 6/18/2019 9:00 am
Tuesday 6/25/2019 9:00 am
Tuesday 7/2/2019 9:00 am
Location: Meet at Howelsen Hill Lodge (845 Howelsen Hill Parkway)
Cost: Free
Duration 1 Hours, Every Tuesday June 11-Sept. 3
Tours led by USAs only six-time Olympian Todd Lodwick. Starts at Howelsen Hill Lodge at Howelsen Hill, 845 Howelsen Pkwy. This tour explores Steamboats Olympic heritage; the multiple talents of Carl ...
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Lulie Crawford's Wildflowers and Watercolors
Saturday 6/15/2019 10:30 am
Wednesday 7/17/2019 3:00 pm
Friday 8/2/2019 9:00 am
Location: Yampa River Botanic Park (1000 Pamela Ln.)
Cost: Free | Event Duration: 1 Hour
The program is free and takes place at the Yampa River Botanic Park - 1000 Pamela Lane. Participants should meet at the large umbrella in the center of the park. All painting supplies are provided by the museum, and reservations are not required. Families can simply show up and have fun. Parents are also welcome to paint.
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Tour the Historic Mesa Schoolhouse
Friday 6/21/2019 10:30 am
Thursday 7/25/2019 2:00 pm
Wednesday 8/7/2019 3:00 pm
Location: Mesa Schoolhouse ( 34191 Hwy40, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487)
Cost: Free
Duration 2 Hours
Step back in time and tour this historic gem while learning about student and teacher life in Routt Countys rural one-room schools. Pioneer kids activities and games included.
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Mineral Springs Walking Tour
Wednesday 6/26/2019 9:00 am
Wednesday 7/3/2019 9:00 am
Wednesday 7/10/2019 9:00 am
Wednesday 7/17/2019 9:00 am
Location: Eleanor Bliss Center for the Arts at the Depot (1001 13th Street)
Cost: Free
Duration 2 Hours, Every Wednesday June 27-Sept. 5
Starts at the Eleanor Bliss Center for the Arts at the Depot on 13th St. Find out about the curative properties of the springs and why Steamboat was slated ...
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Pioneer Days at the Historic Mesa Schoolhouse
Wednesday 6/26/2019 12:30 pm
Thursday 7/11/2019 12:30 pm
Location: Mesa Schoolhouse (33985 Hwy 40)
Cost: Free | Event Duration: 2 Hours
Set in the historic Mesa Schoolhouse, kids learn about life as a pioneer through various activities such as candle dipping, pioneer games, panning for gold, making mountain man possible bags, leather crafts, soap making, and more. Kids learn about teacher and student life in a turn-of-the-century one-room schoolhouse.
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Downtown Historical Walking Tour
Thursday 6/27/2019 9:00 am
Thursday 7/11/2019 9:00 am
Thursday 7/18/2019 9:00 am
Thursday 7/25/2019 9:00 am
Location: Tread of Pioneers Museum ( 800 Oak St.)
Cost: Free | Duration 1 1/2 Hours
Starts at the Tread of Pioneers Museum, 800 Oak St. This easy walking tour highlights the historic buildings and development of downtown Steamboat Springs and unveils the stories of the town's founding ...
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Tour the Historic Brown Ranch
Friday 6/28/2019 12:00 pm
Location: The Brown Ranch (26230 RCR 58, Clark, CO 80428)
Cost: Free
Duration 2 Hours
Celebrate the history of the Clark area and the Brown Ranch! Join the Tread of Pioneers Museum and Mary Walker (descendent of Margaret Duncan Brown from the Shepherdess of the Elk River Valley) for a personal tour of the original log house and property in Clark.
FREE! No RSVP required.
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Brown Bag Summer Storytelling Series
Friday 6/28/2019 12:00 pm
Friday 7/5/2019 12:00 pm
Friday 7/12/2019 12:00 pm
Friday 7/19/2019 12:00 pm
Location: Tread of Pioneers Museum (800 Oak St.)
Cost: Free | Duration 1 Hour

Each one-hour program features a lecture topic that reveals the unique history of our area presented by the locals who lived it. Check back for speakers ...
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4th of July Pioneer Day Block Party & Community Concert
Thursday 7/4/2019 11:00 am
Location: Tread of Pioneers Museum (800 Oak St.)
Cost: Free | Duration: 2 Hours
Dont miss this favorite 4th of July tradition. After the 4th of July parade on Lincoln Ave., come to the Museum and enjoy a free community concert, kids activities, our famous Routt Beer Floats, and free museum admission for all.
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Mad Creek Geology and History Hike
Tuesday 8/13/2019 9:00 am
Location: Mad Creek Trail Head
Cost: $25.00
Duration 4 Hours
Join Yampatika and Tread of Pioneers Museum for a Mad Creek Geology and History Hike! Take a journey through geologic and local history gaining a new perspective on the Mad Creek area.
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Local Steamboat Activities & Current Events

The Tread of Pioneers Museum offers something for everyone. Experience the rich heritage of Steamboat Springs through our ever- changing exhibits, tours, special events, and more. Become a member to receive program and event invitations and support our efforts to preserve and share the heritage of the Yampa Valley.

Guided Tours & Events

The museum offers three guided tours in the summer that take place throughout the Steamboat Springs community- Downtown Historical, Olympic Heritage and Mineral Springs (with Yampatika) Tours. Visit local historic landmarks and learn more about the fascinating heritage that makes Steamboat Springs a one-of- a-kind destination.

Storytelling Series

Join us for our current Brown Bag Summer Storytelling Series. Find more details about these tours and seasonal programs.

Kids and Family Activities

Kids and Family Activities The Tread of Pioneers Museum presents dozens of annual programs and events enjoyed by children of all ages and their families.
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.

 

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