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RIO GRANDE COUNTY MUSEUM

Preserving Our Heritage

Our mission is to preserve and share our rich history in Rio Grande County.  Our past transcends from early settlers leaving cliff drawings to the Wild West filled with stagecoaches, gold mining, logging and farming.  Still today, our cultural heritage can be seen in every corner of our area.  Come explore what makes Rio Grande County a flourishing combination of past and present.

Where History Comes Alive

CHILDREN’S

Programs

Our goal at the Rio Grande County Museum is to share the love of history with our youth! We host several programs throughout the year in partnership with local organizations and schools.

ADULT

Workshops

The Rio Grande County Museum hosts several adult programs throughout the year. Everything from local Rock Art tours to presentations from local historians and archeologists, we have something for everyone!

WALK IN THE FOOTSTEPS

of the Past

One of Colorado’s oldest hotels, the Windsor, occupies nearly one half of a city block in the heart of Del Norte. Its construction started soon after the town was founded in 1871. The town of Del Norte was a booming mining and ranching center in the last quarter of the 1800’s and on the short list for the capital of Colorado when Denver got the final nod. The Windsor became the main social and commercial center of the area and remained a regional gathering spot for over a hundred years.  You can visit this fully restored historic hotel today and take a step back in time.

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Upcoming Events

Inventory Closure

December 22, 2023 - March 1, 2024