Underhill Museum | Idaho Springs | Always Free

Category: Museums & Zoos Last Updated: Tuesday, 05 May 2015

The free Underhill Museum is a small but quaint depiction of early life in downtown Idaho Springs, with several rooms set up to display a typical home setting in the early 1900's. The kitchen in particular is very elaborate, and during better weather the Victorian Garden is open to the public. In addition, there is an old vault, antique cash register, and many photos of Idaho Springs through the years. 

This free museum earns revenue for the History Society of Idaho Springs with a bookstore located at the entrance. They have an excellent selection of Colorado books as well as a large used book inventory.

This is a nice free historical museum to visit while browsing the shops in downtown Idaho Springs. I'm no fan of tourist trap shops that are full of cheap imported junk, like many of the shops in more popular Colorado tourist destinations. The shops in Idaho Springs are not like that. Many feature locally made artisan works for reasonable prices.


Fall and Winter hours 2011-2012:
Saturday, Sunday, and Monday 11am to 5pm.

The Underhill Museum is at the western end of the strip in downtown Idaho Springs on Miner Street. Look for the sign that says "Books".

While you're in the area check out the Visitor Center and Heritage Museum at 2060 Miner Street.

Historic Idaho Springs site: Underhill Museum Idaho Springs Colorado