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Your top destination to learn about Steamboat Springs history! Your top destination to learn about Steamboat Springs history! Your top destination to learn about Steamboat Springs history!
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 11 AM - 5 PM
Due to COVID-19, masks are still required in the museum and at all events and tours.
Hours & Admission
800 Oak St. Steamboat Springs, CO 80487

Current Events

Upcoming Events

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Jun
29
Wed
Mineral Springs Walking Tour…
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Jun
30
Thu
Downtown Historical Walking Tour…
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Jun
30
Thu
Behind the Scenes Tours of Collections…
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Jul
1
Fri
Brown Bag Summer Storytelling Series …
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Jul
5
Tue
Olympic Heritage Tour…
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Jul
6
Wed
Mineral Springs Walking Tour…
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Jul
7
Thu
Mad Creek Geology and History Hike…
8:45 AM - 1:00 PM
Jul
7
Thu
Downtown Historical Walking Tour…
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Jul
7
Thu
Back to the Barns: Ag Talks at the More & Arnold Barns…
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Jul
8
Fri
Brown Bag Summer Storytelling Series …
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Jul
12
Tue
Olympic Heritage Tour…
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Jul
12
Tue
Behind the Scenes Tours of Collections…
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Jul
13
Wed
Mineral Springs Walking Tour…
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Jul
14
Thu
Downtown Historical Walking Tour…
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Jul
15
Fri
Tour the Historic Mesa Schoolhouse …
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Jul
15
Fri
Brown Bag Summer Storytelling Series …
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Jul
18
Mon
Back to the Barns: Ag Talks at the More & Arnold Barns…
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Jul
19
Tue
Olympic Heritage Tour…
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Jul
20
Wed
Mineral Springs Walking Tour…
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Jul
21
Thu
Downtown Historical Walking Tour…
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Jul
22
Fri
Lulie Crawford's Wildflowers and Watercolors…
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Jul
22
Fri
Brown Bag Summer Storytelling Series …
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Jul
26
Tue
Olympic Heritage Tour…
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Jul
27
Wed
Mineral Springs Walking Tour…
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Jul
27
Wed
Pioneer Days at the Historic Mesa Schoolhouse…
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Jul
28
Thu
Downtown Historical Walking Tour…
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Jul
28
Thu
Behind the Scenes Tours of Collections…
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Jul
29
Fri
Brown Bag Summer Storytelling Series …
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Aug
2
Tue
Olympic Heritage Tour…
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Aug
3
Wed
Mineral Springs Walking Tour…
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Aug
4
Thu
Downtown Historical Walking Tour…
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Aug
4
Thu
Back to the Barns: Ag Talks at the More & Arnold Barns…
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Aug
5
Fri
Behind the Scenes Tours of Collections…
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Aug
5
Fri
Brown Bag Summer Storytelling Series …
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Aug
6
Sat
Iconic Steamboat Walking Tour…
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Aug
8
Mon
Tour the Historic Mesa Schoolhouse …
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Aug
9
Tue
Olympic Heritage Tour…
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Aug
10
Wed
Mineral Springs Walking Tour…
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Aug
11
Thu
Downtown Historical Walking Tour…
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Aug
11
Thu
Lulie Crawford's Wildflowers and Watercolors…
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Aug
12
Fri
Brown Bag Summer Storytelling Series …
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Aug
13
Sat
Iconic Steamboat Walking Tour…
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Aug
15
Mon
Back to the Barns: Ag Talks at the More & Arnold Barns…
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Aug
16
Tue
Olympic Heritage Tour…
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Aug
16
Tue
Pioneer Days at the Historic Mesa Schoolhouse…
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Aug
17
Wed
Mineral Springs Walking Tour…
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Aug
19
Fri
Brown Bag Summer Storytelling Series …
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Aug
20
Sat
Iconic Steamboat Walking Tour…
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Aug
23
Tue
Olympic Heritage Tour…
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Aug
23
Tue
Behind the Scenes Tours of Collections…
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Aug
24
Wed
Mineral Springs Walking Tour…
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Aug
26
Fri
Brown Bag Summer Storytelling Series …
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Aug
27
Sat
Iconic Steamboat Walking Tour…
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Aug
30
Tue
Olympic Heritage Tour…
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Aug
31
Wed
Mineral Springs Walking Tour…
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Sep
1
Thu
Mad Creek Geology and History Hike…
8:45 AM - 1:00 PM
Sep
1
Thu
Back to the Barns: Ag Talks at the More & Arnold Barns…
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Sep
6
Tue
Olympic Heritage Tour…
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

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Local Steamboat Activities & Current Events


Mineral Springs Walking Tour
Wednesdays June 22 - August 31, 2022
Time: 9am - 11am

Location: Art Depot (1001 13th St.)
Cost: Free
Starts at the Art Depot at 1001 13th St. Find out about the curative properties of the springs and why Steamboat was slated ...
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Downtown Historical Walking Tour
Thursdays May 5 - September 8, 2022
Time: 9:00am -10:30am

Location: Starts at the Tread of Pioneers Museum ( 800 Oak St.)
Cost: Free

Starts at the Tread of Pioneers Museum, 800 Oak St. This easy walking tour highlights the historic buildings and development of downtown Steamboat Springs and unveils the stories of the town's founding ...
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Behind the Scenes Tours of Collections
Thursday 6/30/2022 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Tuesday 7/12/2022 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Thursday 7/28/2022 11:00 am - 11:30 am
Friday 8/5/2022 11:00 am - 11:30 am
Tuesday 8/23/2022 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Location: Tread of Pioneers Museum, 800 Oak St., Steamboat Springs, CO
Cost: Free
Go behind-the-scenes with our Curator to see the thousands of artifacts being preserved in our on-site collections care facility (1/2 hr. tour).
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Brown Bag Summer Storytelling Series
Fridays July 1 - August 26, 2022
Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Cost: Free
Each one-hour program features a lecture topic that reveals the unique history of our area presented by the locals who lived it.
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Olympic Heritage Tour
Tuesdays June 7 - Sept 6, 2022
Time: 9am - 10am
Location: Meet at Howelsen Hill Lodge
(845 Howelsen Hill Parkway)
Cost: Free, but donations appreciated.
Join local Olympian Ben Berend for an exploration of Steamboat's unmatched Olympic heritage, and his personal athletic journey to Olympic excellence. Learn about the history of Carl Howelsen, ski jumping, Howelsen Hill, the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club.
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Mad Creek Geology and History Hike
Thursday 7/7/2022 8:45 am - 1:00 pm
Thursday 9/1/2022 8:45 am - 1:00 pm
Location: Mad Creek Trail Head parking lot
Meeting Time: 8:45 am (wrapping up by 1 pm)
Cost: $25.00
Join the Tread of Pioneers Museum and Yampatika for the Mad Creek Geology and History Hike. It is a moderately strenuous hike a little over 3 miles round trip.
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Back to the Barns: Ag Talks at the More & Arnold Barns
Thursday 7/7/2022 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Monday 7/18/2022 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Thursday 8/4/2022 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Monday 8/15/2022 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Thursday 9/1/2022 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: More Barn on Angel's View Way
(off Pine Grove Rd. across from Central Park Plaza)
Cost: Free
Join the Tread of Pioneers Museum at the historic More and Arnold Barns for FREE agricultural history talks this summer. Hear from a 5th generation local rancher about her family’s heritage in the valley and the history of these restored iconic barns.
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Tour the Historic Mesa Schoolhouse
Friday 7/15/2022 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Monday 8/8/2022 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Mesa Schoolhouse
(33985 Hwy 40, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487)
Cost: Free
Step back in time and tour this historic gem while learning about student and teacher life in Routt County’s rural one-room schools. Pioneer kids activities and games included.
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Lulie Crawford's Wildflowers and Watercolors
Friday 7/22/2022 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Thursday 8/11/2022 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Yampa River Botanic Park (1000 Pamela Ln.)
Cost: Free
As a tribute to local pioneer artist Lulie Crawford, the Tread of Pioneers Museum shares the story of Lulie and her pioneering family, followed by watercolor instruction with a professional artist. Then program participants paint their own wildflower watercolor masterpieces, just like Lulie!
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Pioneer Days at the Historic Mesa Schoolhouse
Wednesday 7/27/2022 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tuesday 8/16/2022 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Mesa Schoolhouse: 33985 Hwy 40, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487
Cost: Free
Event Duration: 2 Hours
Set in the historic Mesa Schoolhouse, kids experience life as a pioneer through various activities such as candle dipping, pioneer games, leather crafts, soap making, and more. Kids also learn about teacher and student life in a turn-of-the-century one-room schoolhouse.
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Iconic Steamboat Walking Tour
Saturdays in August
Time: 9:00am-10:30pm

Location: Starts at Art Depot (1001 13th St.)
Cost: Free, but donations appreciated.
Join the Tread of Pioneers Museum and Steamboat Creates for a free guided tour of Steamboat’s most iconic historic and cultural sites in downtown Steamboat Springs. Start at the historic Art Depot on 13th St. for a guided tour of this treasured landmark and newly refurbished art studio caboose.
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Local Steamboat Activities & Current Events

The Tread of Pioneers Museum offers something for everyone. Experience the rich heritage of Steamboat Springs through our ever- changing exhibits, tours, special events, and more. Become a member to receive program and event invitations and support our efforts to preserve and share the heritage of the Yampa Valley.

Guided Tours & Events

The museum offers three guided tours in the summer that take place throughout the Steamboat Springs community- Downtown Historical, Olympic Heritage and Mineral Springs (with Yampatika) Tours. Visit local historic landmarks and learn more about the fascinating heritage that makes Steamboat Springs a one-of- a-kind destination.

Storytelling Series

Join us for our current Brown Bag Summer Storytelling Series. Find more details about these tours and seasonal programs.

Kids and Family Activities

Kids and Family Activities The Tread of Pioneers Museum presents dozens of annual programs and events enjoyed by children of all ages and their families.
School Tours and Programs
School tours and special programs are a large part of the activities at the Tread of Pioneers Museum. Museum staff tailor our school tours to the state required curriculum. We also offer children's programs and events throughout the year.

 

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The Covid-19 virus is a serious risk. Those visiting the Tread of Pioneers Museum voluntarily assume that risk and expressly waive any and all claims against the Tread of Pioneers Museum in any way related to any illnesses possibly contracted at this venue or any of our events.

Tribal Lands Acknowledgement
The Board and Staff of the Tread of Pioneers Museum respectfully acknowledge the Ute people, the original inhabitants of Northwest Colorado, and other Indigenous Nations of this area where we now reside. We recognize that the establishment of this region impacted the lifeways of Native peoples and their communities. In accepting this, we are called to utilize this educational institution to teach stewardship of the land and continuing commitment to the inclusion and respect of these Nations and their traditional values for their homelands.