Creede Historic Museum

See Memorabilia from an Old Mining Town

17 Main Street
PO Box 608
Creede, CO 81130
(719) 658-2303
(719) 658-2004
Jim Loud
Open 10-4pm Daily
Memorial Day - Labor Day
Adults $2.00 - Seniors $1.00 - Families $5.00
Children under 12 Free
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Creede Historic Museum Is Located In The Old Denver & Rio Grande Depot The Old Denver & Rio Grande Train Depot 
The Creede Historic Museum houses a selection of memorabilia from Creede and Mineral County. 

The one-story wood frame depot was built in 1891-1892, during Creede's boom days when the Denver & Rio Grande extended its line to Creede to support the mining operation.  The rail line originally went through Creede, up the canyon to Upper Creede and a ways beyond.  It is said that the line paid for itself in only four months.  Such things were possible during boom times!

During the full production years before 1893, two trains came into and left from Creede daily.  At this time there was a telegraph office in the depot.  This first line was narrow guage, with only three feet between the rails, but in 1902 standard gauge rails were laid.  Passenger service was offered until June 18, 1931.  Freight was still brought in and ore shipped out of Creede until 1973.  It has been many years since the building was used as a depot.

Read more about the history of Creede, Colorado and the Creede Historic Museum and enjoy some of our old photographs below.

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Hearse in 1940s 4th of July Parade 4th OF JULY PARADE

The Hearse Is Currently On Display In The Museum

Early 1940s
THE NELSON TUNNEL

Beginning Of The
Commodore Mine

Circa 1890s
The Nelson Tunnel
Old Creede Business District Before The Fire Of 1892 CREEDE BUSINESS DISTRICT

Wooden Buildings Before
The Fire Of 1892
MINERS WAITING FOR THE SHIFT TO BEGIN

Circa 1890s
Miners Waiting For The Shift To Begin
Odd-Fellows Funeral Procession In 1893 ODD-FELLOWS
FUNERAL PROCESSION

March 29, 1893
HAND-DRAWN FIRE WAGON

Creede's First
Fire Fighting Equipment

Circa 1890s
Hand-Drawn Fire Wagon - Creed's First
Mrs. Releford's Washing Machine HAND-OPERATED
WASHING MACHINE

Used by Mrs. Releford
At Her Guest Ranch
MOUNTAIN LION

Circa 1900
Mountain Lion - Circa 1900
Roulette Wheel ROULETTE WHEEL

From the Old Saloon
PAINTING
Above the Bar
In the Saloon
Saloon Painting
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