Rocky Mountain History & Museums: Grand County Historical Museum

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Grand County Historical Museum

The Grand County Historical Museum offers three separate historic museums of interest to visitors of all ages, promoting the preservation of the historical buildings and artifacts in Grand County. Read More

  • Visit Grand County Historical Museum to see three distinctive museums
  • All three sites are located on US Highway 40 not far from Rocky Mountain National Park
  • View the first stage stop in the valley at Cozens Ranch Museum
  • See a town jail from the early days at Heritage Park Museum

Overview

The Grand County Historical Museum brings together folks of all ages in presenting some amazing sites that take visitors into Colorado’s colorful past. There are three historical museums to tour; Pioneer Village Museum, Cozens Ranch Museum, Heritage Park Museum. They each showcase a different part of this county’s fascinating past. All are located within a short drive of Rocky Mountain National Park.

Location

The Pioneer Village Museum is located on US Highway 40 at the east end of Hot Sulphur Springs, Colorado. The Cozens Ranch Museum is located between Winter Park and Fraser on US Highway 40. The Heritage Park Museum is located in Kremmling, Colorado, west of Hot Sulphur Springs on US Highway 40.

The Grand County Historical Association address is 110 East Byers Avenue, PO Box 165, Hot Sulphur Springs, Colorado 80452 and their phone number is 970-725-3939.

Hours

  • Pioneer Village Museum is open from Wednesday through Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm.
  • Cozens Ranch Museum is open from Wednesday through Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm.
  • Heritage Park Museum is open from late May through Labor Day, Fridays and Saturdays from 10am to 4pm.

Cost

The Pioneer Village Museum, Cozens Ranch Museum, and Heritage Park Museum have the following admission prices:

  • Adults: $5.00
  • Seniors (60 and over): $4.00
  • Students (6 to 18 years of age): $3.00

More Info

The Grand County Historical Museum offers three sites with historical buildings to tour. Visit their website for additional information.

The Pioneer Village Complex
Visiting this complex, you’ll discover many surprises. The building in which the museum is housed is the original Hot Sulphur Springs School, which was built in 1924. See a pioneer women exhibit, artifacts that are 8,500 years old and a skiing display that shows the start of the ski industry in Hot Sulphur Springs.

The Cozens Ranch and Stage Stop Museum
The first stage stop in the valley, this location is also the earliest homestead. Enjoy a look at the photos of the family who lived here and many antiques.

The Heritage Park Museum
Tour six historic buildings and get a real taste of the Old West. There’s a ranger station from 1915, the original town jail, an old railroad depot and much more.