Historic Park & Museum

Historic Park & Museum
Photo Credit » Todd Powell

Hours of Operation:

October – April (Winter Hours)

Tuesday – Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Sundays – 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Closed Mondays

May – September (Summer Hours)

Tuesday – Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sundays – 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Closed Mondays

ADMISSION IS FREE

MUSEUM MISSION

The Frisco Historic Park & Museum preserves and promotes the Town of Frisco’s heritage and history by presenting an excellent educational museum experience to the community and its visitors, connecting the past, present and future to the world around us.

Frisco’s History on Display

Log Chapel & Prestrud/Staley House

Log Chapel & Prestrud/Staley House

Frisco’s history in the Mountain West is long and full of passion and prosperity, heartbreak and rejuvenation, going back to the early nineteenth century (and some 5,000 years before that, when you include early settlements of the migrating Ute Indians). To preserve and display that rich history, the Frisco Historical Society and the Town of Frisco officially dedicated the Frisco Historic Park & Museum on July 2, 1983. At the same time, they opened the schoolhouse and park to the public and listed the schoolhouse on the National Register of Historic Places, and planted the seed for what we now know as one of Frisco’s most significant and entertaining heritage attractions.

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Schoolhouse Museum

As years passed, the Park & Museum received many historic structures and artifacts, much of which was kept on display in the schoolhouse museum. The other buildings around the park were filled with artisans to attract more and more visitors to the park, as was the gazebo, built in 1997. In 2002, the town added the last structure to the complex with the Spring House, completing its design and function for both Frisco natives and visiting families and friends. Finally, in 2006, the Town of Frisco officially acquired operation of the Park & Museum, and the work to preserve and display the unique history of the town began in ernest.

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Train & Town of Frisco Diorama

Continuing to today, and for many, many years and generations to come, the Frisco Historic Park & Museum is fulfilling its mission to bring the past into the present and future, and to show us all exactly how the storied history fits in to where we are now. Besides the artifacts and structures that display the times Frisco and its people have endured, the museum holds regular lectures, guided hikes, tours and other activities designed to bring the past to life.

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Women's Fashions from the 1900's - Women's Exhibit in the Annie Ruth House

In the park, as you walk between and through the structures, it becomes possible to vividly imagine life in the mountains across the past century and a half, even down to the personalities behind some of the prospectors, town officials, influential citizens (as well as some that had more influence behind closed doors) and their lives. Frisco grew from a trapper camp, to a mining and railroad boomtown, shrunk back to a nearly deserted shell, and grew back even more to its current state – hosting millions of visitors per year on their way to and from the best skiing in the U.S. – and the museum shows the aspects of that journey.

Put your hands on the history, and really get a flavor of the roots of this Mountain West culture. Visit the Frisco Historic Park & Museum on 2nd and Main Street, in downtown Frisco.

For the Frisco Historic Park & Museum Strategic Plan for 2013 – 2018 Click Here

Download the 2013 Historic Park Brochure and Walking Map

 Admission is FREE and the Museum is SELF-GUIDED.

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Hours of Operation:

October – April (Winter Hours)

Tuesday – Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Sundays – 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Closed Mondays


May – September (Summer Hours)

Tuesday – Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sundays – 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Closed Mondays

Admission is FREE

For more information, contact the Frisco Historic Park at
(970) 668-3428 or e-mail the Museum Manager Simone Belz.

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