The Breckenridge Sawmill Museum is an outdoor exhibit that appeals to history lovers, construction enthusiasts, and even kids who enjoy getting some fresh air while exploring old buildings.
Walk by the original sawmill, which was run out of cabins, on a self-guided tour, and read the pamphlets to learn the story of the business and area. Learn about how sawmills allowed places like Breckenridge to grow large enough to support miners and their families by establishing itself as a town with churches, schools, social halls, and hotels.
The Breckenridge Sawmill Museum’s cabins were designed to house the miners back in the day until their wives decided that they wanted accommodations with more than the bare minimum. This free museum offers an exciting insight into the past, but keep in mind there are no public restrooms on-site.
To get to the museum, you will need to drive on an access road that also serves as a road to private property. For that reason, parking is best done at the few spots available at the museum’s site or along the access road, but not the private driveway attached.
A great place to visit while in the Breckenridge area, the Sawmill Museum is a perfect addition to any family outing!
Address: Monroe Road, Breckenridge, CO 80424
Season: Year-Round | 7 AM – 6 PM | Weather permitting