Leadville Museum Passport

National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum in Leadville ColoradoLeadville’s history is rich and colorful, with tales of mining magnates, infamous Wild West characters and some of Colorado’s most influential businessmen. From Doc Holliday and the “Unsinkable” Molly Brown to Horace, Augusta and “Baby Doe” Tabor, Leadville’s past comes to life in its museums, seven of which are partnering this summer to offer the 2014 Leadville Museum Passport.

This combination ticket is valid from Friday, May 23, 2014, through the month of September for one visit to each of the following: the Heritage Museum, the Tabor Home, the Healy House Museum and Dexter Cabin, the Tabor Opera House, the Matchless Mine, the Temple Israel Synagogue and Museum and the National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum.

In addition to saving money on admission, the passport provides the convenience of purchasing only one admission ticket, discounts at selected museum gift shops, and the ability to return and visit the museums at different times throughout the summer. It is also transferable. The passport includes a 10 percent discount on scenic train rides on the Leadville, Colorado & Southern Railroad.

The museums uniquely preserve the dynamic stories of Leadville’s past. Guests can see 10th Mountain Division memorabilia at the Heritage, and relax in the lush gardens at the Healy House. The Tabor Saga can be explored through three museums: the Tabor Home, Horace and Augusta’s first home in Leadville; the Tabor Opera House, built at the height of Tabor’s wealth and power; and the Matchless Mine, where Elizabeth “Baby Doe” Tabor spent the last 30 years of her life and where the tragic story ends.

Leadville's Temple Israel is unique among restored buildings in the American West. Built in 1884, this frontier synagogue served a surprisingly large and active Jewish community until about 1912. Guests can round out their museum tour with the National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum, a showcase of American mining history, where they’ll find three walk-through mine replicas, a world-class mineral collection and much more.

The Leadville Museum Passport costs $30 for adults (ages 13-61), $25 for seniors (ages 62 and better) and $14 for children (ages 6 – 12). The Passport will be available for purchase  through Labor Day weekend, at the participating museums, the Leadville, Colorado & Southern Railroad depot and the Leadville and Lake County Chamber of Commerce at 809 Harrison Ave. More information about the passport is available by calling 719-486-1229.