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 once again this summer to offer the 2013 Leadville Museum Passport.

This combination ticket is valid from Friday, May 24, 2013, 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 House with the Eye Museum and Carriage House, 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. New this year is a partnership with the Leadville, Colorado & Southern Railroad: the passport includes a 10 percent discount on scenic train rides.

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. The House with the Eye Museum offers visitors a look at a mining room, carriage house, hearse and coffins used in the mines, in a house built in 1879 on Millionaire’s Row. 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 $35 for adults (ages 13-61), $30 for seniors (ages 62 and better) and $17 for children (ages 6 – 12). The Passport will be available for purchase from Friday, May 24, through Monday, Sept. 2, 2013, at the seven 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.