Walsenburg Mining Museum

Walsenburg Mining Museum
The old Huerfano County Jail (left) is the home of the Walsenburg Mining Museum. It and the Huerfano County Courthouse (right) both are national historic landmarks. | Photo by Jimmy Emerson / flickr

Staff writer

The Walsenburg Mining Museum, located in the 1896 Huerfano County Jail, shows the history of mining in the area and the people who worked in the mines.

The museum includes a mine office, jail cells, vintage photos, maps, gear, tools and memorabilia.

A monument in front of the Museum includes the names of hundreds of miners who worked in Southern Colorado.

Guided tours are available.

Walsenburg Mining Museum
112 W. 5th
Walsenburg, CO 81089
(719) 738-1992