Heritage Museum and Gallery
102 East Ninth Street
Leadville, CO 80461
Memorial Day to the last weekend in September
Sitting in the heart of historic Leadville, Colorado, the Heritage Museum and Gallery pays homage to the history of the 1880s silver boomtown. The museum is housed in Leadville’s first library built in 1904 with funds from Andrew Carnegie. The library became host to the museum in 1971 when it was acquired by the Lake County Civic Center Association
While it is a generalized museum preserving local Leadville history, it can’t avoid extensive recognition of the city’s founding industry: mining. The collection includes mining artifacts, an assay office, and yard full of historic mining equipment.