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Physical Address:  331 Elk Avenue Crested Butte, CO 81224 

At the corner of 4th and Elk in Downtown Crested Butte

Mailing Address:  PO Box 2480, Crested Butte, CO 81224

Summer 2024 Hours

Open Daily

10:00am – 5:00pm


Admission for exhibits is donation based. We are a non-profit museum and rely on donations to help keep our lcoal history alive. 

Policies & Other Information

Parking & Bus Locations

The Crested Butte Museum is conveniently located at the corner of Fourth & Elk Ave in downtown Crested Butte.  There is free public parking on both sides of Elk Avenue as well as the adjacent streets.  The Mountain Express is a free local bus system that conveniently stops close to the museum.  The closest bus stops to the museum are the Old Town Hall Stop and the 4-Way Stop in Crested Butte, both about 0.2 miles or a 5 minute walk away.  The Mountain Express schedule changes depending on the season, so be sure to check their website for an updated schedule.

Food & Drink

Food and drink are not allowed inside of the museum.  We have a couple of lovely benches outside which you are welcome to enjoy your refreshments before or after enjoying the exhibits and our museum store. 

Photography Policy
  • Photography for personal and non-commercial use is always welcome and permitted.  We encourage you to follow us on social media and tag us during your visit!  Follow us on Facebook & Instagram
  • Photography for commercial and professional purposes may be allowed on a case-by-case basis.  Please contact the marketing department at [email protected] for more information.
  • Any photographs that are part of the museum’s collections may be available for purchase for research, educational, or other purposes.  Please contact our curator at [email protected] for more information.
Animal Policy

Pets are not allowed inside of the museum.  Certified service animals are always welcome as long as they are under control and well behaved.


The Crested Butte Museum is committed to making the museum accessible to everyone.  Conveniently located in downtown Crested Butte, the museum entrance is located on ground level without steps to our building.  The exhibit area conveniently features a ramp for easy wheelchair access.  Some exhibits feature audio listening tools.


We do not offer public restrooms due to the nature of our historic building and older plumbing.  There are free and regularly maintained public restrooms located at the Crested Butte Fire Station and The Old Town Hall bus stops in the town of Crested Butte.

Explore the Crested Butte Museum

The Crested Butte Museum is a gathering place for community members and visitors alike.  Whether it’s joining us for one of our historic pub crawls, renting our space for your next special event, or exploring the town, the museum offers something for everyone in the heart of Crested Butte.  

Museum Store

Explore local authors, artists & Crested Butte branded souvenirs

events & programs

Seasonal Celebrations, Educational Experiences, and more

Experience Our Exhibits

Our exhibits explore history of mining, skiing, mountain biking, and more

Rent the Museum for your Event

Host your next event in the heart of Crested Butte amongst the exhibits

Visitors Guide to Crested Butte

How to enjoy your Crested Butte adventure, locals tips, and more.  Coming soon!

Historic Walking Tours

Step back in time and walk down historic Elk Avenue and adjacent alleys with a local  guide as they share stories of the past.  You’ll learn how Crested Butte became the town it is today and the history of many historic buildings that still remain on Elk Avenue.  The tours typically last 1.5 hours and occur rain or shine.  We are hosting walking tours on Wednesdays throughout March 2023 from the hours of 2pm-3:30pm, or you can book a private walking tour by calling or emailing us.

We recommend booking your walking tour in advance to secure your spot.

“We loved our tour guide’s incredible deep knowledge and amazing storytelling. Thank you! I loved this so much!”

-Elk Avenue Walking Tour Participant

Donate Today

Your donations keep our education and programming efforts growing


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“An incredible resource that truly explores the full history of the valley”  “Another Crested Butte Gem” 
“Fantastic place to spend an hour or so – great exhibits and lovely historic diorama of the town.  Definitely check it out!”

Get Involved

Become A Member

Support the museum while also enjoying awesome benefits!  You’ll have an insiders scoop to the museum!


There are many opportunities to lend a helping hand, let us know what your interests & skills are, and how you’d like to volunteer!

Business Sponsorship

We offer a variety of opportunities for businesses, both small and large to support Crested Butte’s past, present, and future. 

Employment Opportunities

Learn about our open positions at the museum, we’re an ever-evolving team and organization!

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