Historic Tours

Breckenridge Heritage Alliance offers guided historic tours during year-round, showcasing the remnants of our historic mining community. Make sure to join a walking tour, highlighting notable areas of incorporated Breckenridge; sign up for a historic skiing tour, revealing the unknown facts of the Breckenridge Ski Resort, or strap on snowshoes and trek to mining remains left behind by Breck’s settlers more than 100 years ago.

Tours are guided by local experts like Jen Baldwin, a genealogist and family historian at Ancestral Journeys, a genealogical research company based in Breck. Tours are offered daily, but reservations are required. For a full list of guided tours, visit www.breckheritage.com or call (970) 453 -9767.

Breckenridge museums paint a portrait of original Breck locals and buildings that shaped our community. Stop by and experience what it was like for the first residents when gold was discovered in 1859, and learn more about historic figures like international entrepreneur, Barney Ford.

Historic Walking Tour of Breckenridge
Tours offered year-round; visit www.breckheritage.com for current schedule and pricing
Take a tour though Breckenridge's nationally recognized historic district with a local expert! Learn about historic businesses and families and view several of the earliest buildings in town, from log cabins to stately residences. Along the way, hear stories about the gold seekers, hardy souls, and socialites who lived in Breckenridge more than 100 years ago.

Victorian Tour & Tea
Tours offered year-round; visit www.breckheritage.com for current schedule and pricing
Take a tour through Breckenridge's nationally recognized historic district with a local expert! Learn about the life of Katie Briggle, Breckenridge's leading lady at the turn of the century and hear stories about life in a prosperous mining town. At the end of the tour, explore the restored Briggle home and enjoy a Victorian tea service and treats in the house.

Breckenridge Haunted Tour
Tours offered year-round; visit www.breckheritage.com for current schedule and pricing
Join us for a late-evening stroll through Breckenridge's haunted historic district. Along the way, the eerie and unexplained stories from the town’s rough and uncertain past will be told, but remain unexplained! This fascinating tour includes a visit to the restored William H. Briggle Victorian home; was that a chilling breeze or did you just meet the spirit of Katie Briggle?

Behind Swinging Doors Saloon Tour
Tours offered year-round; visit www.breckheritage.com for current schedule and pricing
In 1880, Breckenridge was home to 18 saloons! Learn about these historic businesses and the hardy souls who worked and frequented them. Visit several establishments that have survived in some form since the early days and sample the spirits of the modern-day Breckenridge Distillery (when available). Souvenir distillery flasks are available at a discounted rate!

Tombstone Tales at Twilight Tour
Tours offered seasonally; visit www.breckheritage.com for current schedule and pricing
Hear tales of Breckenridge's past from beyond the grave and see the ornate hand-carved gravestones that represent some of the town’s earliest art and written history. Stroll through the historic Valley Brook Cemetery and hear fascinating stories of Breck's earliest inhabitants. See their final resting places and learn the details of their rich and full lives or untimely demise.

While in town, stop by the Breckenridge Welcome Center at 203 S. Main St. You can also fill out our activity request form to receive more information or view, download or order the Breck Connection Vacation Planner.

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