The Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum offers a variety of guided, self-guided and off-site educational programs for the public. Read the options below to learn more about these unique and fascinating ways to explore the history of the Pikes Peak region.
NEW This Summer! Hands On History Interactive Days
Tues, Wed, & Sat • 1-2 Hours • $1 Donation for Craft on Wednesdays • Family-friendly
Join the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum this summer (June 1 through August 17) for a new interactive experience. Tour the museum’s five “Hands on History” stations to explore the stories of influential Coloradoans, the City of Sunshine’s fascinating medical history, regional trade and innovation of American Indian tribes, and the art & creativity inspired by this region. On Tuesdays (10am to Noon), Wednesdays* (Noon to 2pm) and Saturdays (10am to 2pm) experience “Hands on History” – touch real artifacts, participate in activities, and explore our exhibits. Plan ahead and schedule your visit online!
*Wednesdays: Suggested $1 donation to participate in craft
Windows Into History Tours
Every Saturday at 12pm • 30-45 Min • Maximum of 15 • Free! • Family-friendly
Trained volunteer docents share information about a few of their favorite exhibits and objects during this informal guided tour. We encourage you to reserve your spot in advance by calling 719-385-5990.
Tours for School Groups
Click here to learn more about the guided, self-guided, and classroom program options for school groups. All of our programs meet the Colorado Model Content Standards for history and offer a unique glimpse into the history of the Pikes Peak Region.
The Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum is located in the beautifully restored 1903 El Paso County Courthouse building. This remarkable structure with its clock tower, interior marble and exterior granite walls, original cast iron work and ornamentation never fails to impress. Find out why the building was designed as it is and how it has remained the architectural gem of the Pikes Peak Region for over a century in these guided tours. The tours last up to one hour and will consider both the interior and exterior of the building.
This tour is by scheduled appointment only and is a great activity for any adult group. Reserve a tour online at least two weeks in advance, and ask for an Architectural Tour. (Minimum of five people per tour • $5 suggest donation per person)
Guidelines For Your Visit
- Please do not park in the Loading Zone in the front of the Museum.
- Handicapped access to the Museum is available on the south side of the building. If you need to use that door, just ring the doorbell and someone will come to open it for you.
- If you are part of a pre-arranged tour group, please make every effort to arrive on time. Docent-led tour groups that arrive late will only receive a partial tour; tours may not be extended due to a late arrival.
- Admission to the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum is FREE. Regular hours of operation are from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Tuesdays through Saturdays.
Please take advantage of our Museum Store! There are many great historical books, gifts, photographs, jewelry and more for sale.
Restrooms and drinking fountains are located on the first floor of the Museum (see map). If you are part of a docent-led tour, and your group needs to use the restroom facilities before their tour begins please let the tour director know as soon as you arrive.
While visiting the Museum, you may choose to stay for a picnic lunch in the park that surrounds the building. If so, use of the park, gazebo and grounds around the Museum is free and open to the public. We only ask that you leave the grounds clean and free of debris after your visit.
Please be Considerate
We invite you to stay as long as you like, however please be aware of others in the Museum; refrain from loud talking and use of cell phones. Our other guests will be appreciative!
The Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum is a city-owned, non-profit organization that depends on support and donations from individuals, corporations and foundations to continue providing quality educational programming. We appreciate your support.
The Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum is not responsible for any personal injury or loss/theft of property.