Telluride Historical Museum

Telluride was originally a rowdy mining camp called Columbia, and incorporated as the Town of Telluride in 1878. It was a prosperous gold and silver mining town from the arrival of the railroad in 1890 until the crash of the silver market in 1893 and World War I.

Telluride Historical Museum exterior exhibits

The newly restored Telluride Historical Museum has permanent exhibits illustrating Telluride’s colorful mining history, and the town’s evolution from “Mining Camp to Community.”

Images courtesy of the Telluride Historical Museum

Information:
Tel: 970-728-3344
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