Edwin Carter Discovery Center tells the tales of Edwin Carter who came to Breckenridge in 1868. He originally came looking for gold, but changed his focus to wildlife after seeing the devastation mining had on the land.
Carter acquired almost 3,300 local, wildlife specimens which he housed in his museum/home. After his death, his collection formed the basis of the Denver Museum of Nature & Science.
- Interactive displays on Edwin Carter
- Hands-on taxidermy workbench
- Children’s room
The small museum is located in Carter’s former home, 1 block behind North Main Street. There’s numerous other historic sites in town, including the Red, White & Blue Fire Museum.
Address: 111 N Ridge St, Breckenridge, CO
Season: Year round
Admission: Free, donations accepted