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Welcome to the Crested Butte Mountain Heritage Museum!

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The Crested Butte Mountain Heritage Museum is now Closed for Off-Season.

Step back in time and experience the heritage that makes Crested Butte so distinctive
The Crested Butte Mountain Heritage Museum
is locaed in t
he center of historic Crested Butte.
We have transformed "The Hardware" or "Tony's Conoco" into the town's only historic repository. 

Our Museum Exhibits explore coal mining in Crested Butte from the early 1880's to the 1950's and the long history of skiing in the Gunnison Valley.  Guests can investigate everday life of "Crested Buttians" in our Home Life Exhibit and the Betty Spehar Children's Exhibit, as well as wacky, local celebrations like Flauschink.  The model town and railroad has been elected the most popular exhibit at the Crested Butte Museum, complete with distinctive buildings along Elk AvenueThe Big Mine, the Denver & Rio Grande railroad, and infamous buildings like the Old Rock Schoolhouse, Kochevar's and the Forest Queen.  And, of course, the Museum would be incomplete without the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame. 

Be sure to
visit the Museum Store, featuring photo reproductions from Crested Butte's history, books, childrens' toys, garden and home decor, and gifts to please your family and friends at home.    

Come sit by the potbelly stove and reminisce about the old days of Crested Butte, or recall Hardware Store merchandise from the past...we've left the shelves as they were when Tony Mihelich closed the doors.  From ceiling to floor, and everything in between, our Museum should certainly be on your list of things to do in Crested Butte.  And, our Museum is fully wheelchair accessible!


Be a Part of History

Crested Butte Mountain Heritage Museum is accepting resumes for the position of Director of the Museum.  This job will include day to day responsibilities of running the Museum as well as fundraising, grant writing and event planning.  Computer and management skills required.  Send resumes to President Melissa Kontos at by October 31st.  For questions call 970 275-0997. 

Crested Butte Mountain Heritage Museum :: 331 Elk Ave., Crested Butte, CO 81224 :: 970-349-1880