Buena Vista Heritage Museum is housed in the historic Chaffee County Courthouse. The building was completed in 1882 shortly after Buena Vista became the county seat. It later served as a school house.
There are several rooms and sections full of colorful and informative displays. Highlights include mining relics, traditional clothing, an old jail cell door, and a working model railroad of the Upper Arkansas River Valley in 1900.
The museum operates during the summer season.
- Fashions Room
- Commerce & Industry Room
- Model Railroad
- Resource Room
- Displays on Ranching, Education, Domestic Life
Address: 511 E Main St, Buena Vista, CO 81211
Season: Memorial Day through September
Hours: Wednesday-Monday 11:00am-4:00pm