Interested in learning more about the history of Breckenridge? Now is the perfect time to take a guided tour through the nationally recognized historic district with a local expert! Learn about the hardy souls that lived in Breckenridge in the 1800s, see some of the earliest homes in town and hear stories about gold seekers from more than 100 years ago.
Join the Breckenridge Heritage Alliance on a fun “Behind Swinging Doors” saloon tour, which highlights the eighteen saloons that were built in 1880 and allows you to visit several of the establishments that have survived since the early days. If you are looking for a more active hike, try the Iowa Hill Gold Miner’s Hike. You can see authentic mining artifacts and informative signs that tell the story of how gold was extracted from the surrounding hills. Experience life as a miner in Breckenridge’s early days when you visit the restored miners’ boarding house from 1868. The boarding house also offers several other tours, including the Historic Walking Tour, the Tombstone Tales at Twilight Cemetery Tour and many more.
Looking for a scare? Don’t miss the Ghostly Tales Tour, the Voices from the Grave Tour or the Strange but True Tour with Gail and Jamie of Breckenridge Tours. These ladies will tell you the darker side of Breckenridge’s wild west past through chilling tales of the ghosts that remain. On the Ghostly Tales Tour, you can have the opportunity to try your hand with their ghost-hunting equipment to find some orbs in historic sites, such as the Historic Brown Hotel or the Dredge Boat Restaurant. The Strange but True Tour offers insight into disappearances, suspected kidnappings and other strange events that occurred in Breckenridge from 1961 to the present day.
Finally, go back in time with a walking tour of the original cemetery of Breckenridge on the Voices from the Grave Tour. Here you can learn about the locals buried there and hear their colorful stories from the past while visiting their homes on the way. Talk to your Activities coordinator to set up one of these exciting historical tours today!