Tread of Pioneers Museum


Museum Mud Season Closure - April 14 - 29


Don't miss our current events, tours, and programs- see below!

Official site of the Tread of Pioneers Museum! The newly expanded and renovated Tread of Pioneers Museum offers something for everyone. The heart of the museum is a 1908 Queen Anne-style Victorian home with turn-of-the-century furnishings. Engaging and interactive exhibits feature the local and regional history of Native Americans, skiing, agriculture, mining, pioneer settlement, town development, and more. Our Western room, home of an extensive firearms collection, traces our agricultural history and the story of an infamous outlaw, Harry Tracy. Special museum features include computer and video interactive exhibits, hands-on exhibits for kids, Kids Scavenger Hunt, oral history library, local history research cetner, unique museum gift shop, and an online historic photograph collection.

Location: Corner of 8th and Oak in downtown Steamboat Springs.

Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Admission: $5 for adults; $4 for seniors over 62; $1 children for children ages 6 - 12; children under 6 years are free. Routt County residents are free with I.D.  

Mailing address: P.O. Box 772372 Steamboat Springs, CO 80477            Museum phone: 970-879-2214         

Museum Staff:
Candice (Lombardo) Bannister - Executive Director; [email protected]
Katie Adams - Curator; [email protected]
Jill Lindstrom - Museum Assistant (volunteers and museum store); [email protected]

Mission Statement: The Tread of Pioneers Museum is a not-for-profit historical institution that promotes an understanding and appreciation of the history of the Steamboat Springs area by collecting, preserving, exhibiting, interpreting, and sharing that history and heritage with audiences of all ages and interests. 

Vision Statement: The Tread of Pioneers Museum will be a valued place where people may encounter, explore, and learn about the past. With diverse audiences and Steamboat Springs' unique heritage at its core, the Tread of Pioneers Museum is a historical leader in the Yampa Valley.

Click here to donate now to the Tread of Pioneers Museum's endowment at the Yampa Valley Community Foundation.  
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The Museum is a 501(c)(3) and an affiliate member of the Steamboat Springs Arts Council and the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Assoc. The Museum is also a member of the American Association of Museums, Mountain Plains Museum Association, Colorado and Wyoming Association of Museums, the American Assoication of State and Local History, and the National Trust for Historic Preservation.





General Information

Historic Photos And The Museum Store

Programs, Events And Tours

Research And The Lufkin Library

Self-guided Walking And Biking Tours

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