Frontier Historical Museum

Frontier Historical Museum, Glenwood Springs: Hours, Address, Frontier Historical Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

Frontier Historical Museum
4.5
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Monday
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Friday
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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KB6CLA
Durango, CO125 contributions
Nice old house heavy on antiques light on in depth information.
Nov 2019
First thing to know is they have limited hours, so be sure to confirm they are open. This is housed in a lovely home which was a very upscale for the period. The house is filled with many items that were not there originally along with some that were. It is not rich in interpretive information or signage, You can easily see it all in 30 minutes. There is ample street parking available.
Written 19 November 2019
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Daniel H
Abilene, KS293 contributions
Interesting information
Oct 2019
As with many local historical societies it does its best -- wonderful house and exhibits are relative to the locality instead of trying to do the history of Colorado, and Glenwood h as an interesting pat that is worth exploring.
Written 1 November 2019
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lomaro
Copenhagen, Denmark356 contributions
Nice museum on local history
Jul 2019
The name lead me to believe it was a museum on the frontier in general. But it turned out to be abo9ut the history of Glenwood Springs. The museum cover a lot of topics and gives an introduction to the town.
We were met by a lovely lady who we had an interesting chat with and she was kind enough to check up with “the gods in the basement” (her words) on a question we had.
Written 20 August 2019
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Teresa B
Longmont128 contributions
Stop here first for a quick local-history lesson.
Aug 2019
If you’re in Glenwood and want to taste the unique flavor of its history, this is a nice little house museum for just that. It’s also filled with plenty of antiques, and visitors are allowed to roam freely and touch anything they like. We’ve been in hundreds of similar museums, are “of a certain age,” and so not much was a surprise. When you see stuff you, or your parents, or your grandparents actually used, well, the stuff can’t possibly be antique, can it?

But the local history is worth the visit. It’s the first place we visited when we stayed in Glenwood for a few days. From then on, names and events made sense to us. They have a free walking-tour booklet that gives you the skinny on buildings you’ll see in the city centre.
Written 16 August 2019
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Sabra V
Fort Collins, CO3 contributions
Enlightening
Aug 2019 • Family
As a history nerd, I love to check these places out. This was a fun way to spend a very hot afternoon in Glenwood Springs. Located in a house built in 1905, there are all kinds of artifacts to look at and touch. Lots and lots of local history in one spot. The volunteers were able to answer all my questions and were very informative. Even my children were interested in most of the museum.😉
Written 4 August 2019
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Suzie M
Arvada, CO56 contributions
Lots of History Packed into a Small House
Jul 2018 • Couples
Two floors and a landing of Glenwood Springs history take about an hour and a half to go through if you read everything. The parlor showed some things the family would've done for entertainment. The second floor had an adult bedroom and a child's bathroom set up and then a room on mining, minerals and a few local heroes. You could touch a lot of things and the volunteer at the front desk was knowledgeable.
Written 20 July 2018
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GreatDaysInParis
Medford, MA184 contributions
One of the best local museums I’ve been in!
May 2018 • Solo
Chock full of memorabilia, excellent quality antiques, and historical info ranging from train robberies to road construction to the visit of Teddy Roosevelt and, of course, the Glenwood mining scene— complete with a display of minerals that glow brightly in the dark! It’s all displayed in a lovely period dwelling that’s part of the overall attractiveness of this superb little museum. I saw it thoroughly in under an hour, while my spouse was soaking in the hot springs.
Written 17 May 2018
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Studio69
Phoenix, AZ283 contributions
A trip into the past
Apr 2018 • Couples
Inside a restored Victorian 2 story home this self guided museum has wonderful antiques from the past. Volunteers make it all possible. The dish warming stove that was part of the heating radiator is very rare and something I have never seen. Just think--pre-microwave. 1-1.5hr spent here is time well spent. Located in residential neighborhood and we went past it the first time by foot.
Written 5 May 2018
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Robert C
197 contributions
A historical diamond in the rough
Aug 2017 • Couples
A must see &do for locals and tourist too. very interesting and the Glenwood area is rich with history located near the post office The house where the museum is even old Every one should go ,check on the opening hours.
Written 27 February 2018
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Jennifer_ATX
Austin, TX31 contributions
Nice little museum with lots of local artifacts
Dec 2017 • Family
I enjoyed this museum. It's in an old house and has interesting local history. My family and I enjoyed perusing. Friendly staff too!
Written 27 December 2017
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Frontier Historical Museum is open:
  • Mon - Mon 13:00 - 16:00
  • Thu - Sat 13:00 - 16:00