Telluride Museum: July Updates

The Telluride Historical Museum welcomed visitors back as of July 1st  –by appointment only.

Below is an update from the source.

Welcome to July!

Telluride’s Museum took the time over the past few months to do a complete revamp of the gift shop. With the help of Valerie Franzese, owner and operator of Black Bear Trading/Turquoise Door Gallery, we have overhauled our offerings and re-merchandised our small area. There is something for everyone!

As per the last announcement, we are open! We have implemented safety protocols and strict cleaning guidelines to keep everyone safe. Visitation is by appointment only Wednesday through Saturday, and right now, appointments can only be made by calling the Museum at 970-728-3344. We will evaluate as the summer goes along and make changes as necessary. Scroll to “Museum Information” at the bottom of this email for available times. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we navigate through these changes.

Lastly, we are excited to announce a new tour program for the summer. We are increasing our Historical Walking Tours with Ashley Boling to two times a week! You can learn about Telluride’s characters, and historic places Tuesdays at 11:00 a.m. and Thursdays at 1:00 p.m.

The Museum is also adding a new weekly cemetery tour on Mondays at 11 a.m. Curious as to what living in Telluride and the United States was like during the 1918 influenza epidemic? On the new Lone Tree Cemetery tour you will learn about these topics, hear stories of loss, but also of hope and resilience.

The Telluride Museum is also partnering with the Sheridan Opera House to offer a brand new Redlight and Late Nights tour chronicling Telluride’s entertainment and “recreational” history.

For all visits and tours please call 970-728-3344 to make a reservation.



Summer Tours Schedule:


Pandemic Focused Cemetery Tour

Join the Telluride Historical Museum to explore these dark days of the past. During this tour of the Lone Tree Cemetery, we will hear stories of loss, but also of hope and resilience. Now is the time to learn about our past in order to better arm ourselves with the knowledge to guide us in our uncertain future.

11:00 a.m.

Meet at the Columbia Ave. entrance to Lone Tree Cemetery

$15 – Nonmembers
$10 – Members


Town of Telluride Historic Walking Tour.

One hour and fifteen minute walking tour with Ashley Boling featuring the stories behind historic sites and notable characters around town

11:00 a.m.

Meet at The Museum

$15 – Nonmembers
$10 – Members


Town of Telluride Historic Walking Tour

Second offering

1:00 p.m.

Meet at The Museum

$15 – Nonmembers
$10 – Members


Redlight + Late Nights Tour

This tour will stop at Telluride’s most famous waterholes, go through the red light district, and end with an inside tour + video at the Sheridan Opera House. Free glass of wine or beer with each tour. 21+ only

Details to be announced. Stay tuned!

*Please call the Museum at (970) 728-3344 to reserve/pay for your slot for the tour. Because of limitations on the sizes of our tour groups, we cannot accommodate walk-ups. All guests must pay at the time of booking.

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