Are you a history buff looking for something to do in Breckenridge this summer? Do you enjoy exploring historical landmarks and old homes? Or are you just a visitor with an interest in old local legends, scandals and ghost stories? If so, then Summit Vacations is sure that a historic tour of old Breckenridge is the perfect activity for you!
Breckenridge is an old mining town with a rich history. This outpost originally acted as a post office stop between the states and the Utah territory in the early 1800’s. Named after a treasonous vice president in 1859, Breckenridge was a literal gold mine for continental divide crossing pioneer prospectors. Beginning in 1961, Breckenridge started to become what it is today when it opened several ski trails on Peak 8. Now it is home to the best snow and ski trails in Colorado, along with 4,500 cheerful permanent residents and abounding with many more happy seasonal visitors who enjoy awesome winter and summer activities.
There are plenty of ways in which you can explore Breckenridge and discover more about it's abundant history. You can stroll through history on a walking tour in the historic district, roam through one of its many glorious Victorian homes, tour an abandoned gold mine or see a curated history by visiting one of its museums.
Historic Walking Tours
Breckenridge Heritage Alliance Walking Tours of Breckenridge
The Breckenridge Heritage Alliance has put together a wonderful list of exciting tours to teach you all about the grand, noble, common, ghastly and scandalous histories of the people and events that once populated this great town. Some of the tours offered through BHA can be found in the following list.
Address: 309 N Main St, Breckenridge, CO 80424
Phone: (970) 453-9767
Hours: Tours open year round. Call for reservations.
Historic Walking Tour of Breckenridge
Follow a local expert around the historic district and hear all about the many adventurous people that made their way to Breckenridge over time.
Behind Swinging Doors Saloon Tour
Listen to incredible anecdotes pulled from Breckenridge’s sordid past in surviving establishments and sample the local drinks!
Breckenridge Haunted Tour
Come along for a spooky evening of ghost stories, eerie tales and haunted accounts about the souls that once lived and may still reside in Breckenridge.
Tombstone Tales at Twilight Tour
The Tombstone Tales at Twilight Tour takes an interesting look into the history of Breckenridge’s earlier residents by visiting them at their final resting place.
Victorian Tour & Tea
Learn about mining town life as seen from the viewpoint of Breckenridge’s original leading lady, Katie Briggle, then spend some time in the restored Briggle Victorian home and indulge in a sumptuous Victorian tea service.
Breckenridge Tours is owned and operated by two of the best and most entertaining tour guides in town. These ladies offer a good selection of tours to take and love doing it. Tickets can be purchased at their website, where you can also find tour times and locations.
Phone: Gail (970) 343-9169 OR Jamie (970) 485-2894