Huerfano County Historical Society

Walsenburg, Colorado

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10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday - Friday
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Saturday
 May - September


 The Mining Museum will open April 1st 
this year, in anticipation of the celebration of
The 100th Anniversary Of Ludlow!


112 West Fifth Street
Inside the Historic Jail behind The Courthouse!


Called the "city built on coal", the town of Walsenburg is home to some of southern Colorado's richest history. The Walsenburg Mining Museum, housed in an 1896 jail, exhibits not only the stories of Huerfano County's mining camps, but memorabilia from such notable charactors as Bob Ford (famous for killing Jesse James) and labor leader Mary "Mother" Jones.