The Pioneer Museum
Downtown Colorado Springs is one of my favorite places to visit. The streets are lined with local eateries, shops, and more to explore. As you walk down Tejon Street, you are sure to come upon the beautifully restored old El Paso county courthouse that is currently known as The Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum. The Pioneer Museum offers exhibits regarding Colorado Spring’s rich history—a wonderful museum to take family and friends who visit from out of town, or to just take a relaxing day to learn more about your beautiful hometown of Colorado Springs.
Currently, there are several exhibits to view within the museum. Learn how the early settlers founded the city and Pikes peak area through the COS@150 exhibit. If women’s history peaks your interest, there is an exhibit for that too! We recommend you check out the Story of Us exhibit if you are planning a visit here soon. This exhibit takes you through the history while using 21st Century technology. You pick a letter from A to Z and you will be transported through Colorado Spring’s history and see how people, places, and events have shaped the area as we know it today. Utilize the maps provided to see how neighborhoods and even climate and transportation have changed over the years.
Pre-pandemic, the museum did offer indoor tours. As of right now, the only tour available is the Living Landscapes Outdoor Tours, which takes you on a walk around the outside of the historic 1903 Courthouse and Alamo Square Park. You will learn about the architecture, art, and history of the space on this tour. The museum expects this tour to be available through October on both Fridays and Saturdays. The museum does require registration as they are only allow 10 participants on the tour at a time.
If you are planning to visit, be sure to head on over to their website at https://www.cspm.org/visit-the-museum/ to register your party for entry. Your visit to the museum is completely free, but this registration allows the museum to follow standards to keep everyone safe and happy as we continue to navigate through the pandemic. They do require face masks upon entry and will be doing temperature checks as well.
The Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum is a great place to visit for a few hours if you are planning a trip downtown. The kids will enjoy learning about the area as will your family and friends. Have you visited the museum lately? We would love to hear about your experience on our facebook page, Relocating to Colorado Springs. Have a wonderful week, everyone!