The Summit Historical Society in Dillon, Colorado is a collection of museums and historic sites dedicated to preserving the stories, history, and legacy of the people of Summit County. Through exhibits, artifacts, photographs, and more, Summit County’s important past remains alive for future generations.
Exhibits include both outdoor and indoor areas, and most are within easy walking distance of each other. Many of the structures were moved from their original location to help preserve them and ensure easy accessibility.
Myers Cabin—Built in 1885, this two-story cabin represents daily pioneer life. Explore the interior and exterior, and view original artifacts.
Honeymoon Cabin—A one-room log cabin built in the 1930s. It rests beside the Myers Cabin, making it easy to investigate the differences and similarities.
School House—The 1883 Dillon School House is comprised of a single room complete with a period piano, desks, chalk, slates, and readers.
Rice Barn—A two-story barn built around 1920, it served as a key stop on the Dillon-Kremmling stagecoach line. View carriages, grinding wheels, sleighs, and more.
These family-friendly exhibits are a great way to spend an afternoon. Learn more about Dillon’s important past and see what life was like a hundred years ago.
Adventure Tours and Events
Throughout the year, the Summit Historical Society offers a variety of adventure tours that highlight the county’s historic past. Take a leisurely boat tour on nearby Lake Dillon, explore the mines where pioneers came to hunt for gold, hike the Old Dillon Reservoir Trail where the original 1930s reservoir is still on display.
In addition to the society’s popular tours, events are staged throughout the year and encompass a wide range of topics for a wide range of ages. Join fellow history buffs for their popular series Happy Hour and History, where adults can sip a drink while discovering something new about Summit County’s past. Children and adults alike will enjoy their Pop-Up Events and Open Houses which allow visitors to walk through historic barns, farms, and ranches not normally open to the public.
More events and tours take place throughout the year. Check the website’s calendar for details.
Admission and Hours
The Summit Historical Society is a nonprofit organization and admission is free for all, though donations are encouraged. Its sites are open Monday – Friday, 10:30 am – 2:30 pm. Closed weekends.
Address: 403 La Bonte St, Dillon, CO 80435
Season: Year round