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The Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum offers a variety of guided and self-guided 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.

Windows Into History Tours

Tuesday at 1 pm  • Friday at 11 am • Saturday at 12 pm & 1 pm •  30-45 Min  •  20 participants max • Family-friendly • FREE

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.

Summer 2018 Walking Tour

The Story of Us: The Pikes Peak Region from A-Z

Saturday June 9th & Saturday July 14th • 10:00 am to 11:15 am • 75 min • Advanced ticket purchase required; space is limited • $5 Non-Members, $3 Members

The Story of Us: The Pikes Peaks Region from A – Z helps us explore the history of the area by connecting the landscape and geography with the cultural landmarks that form our community. Through discovery of the physical landscape, we can learn about the people, places and events that make our region unique and go back in time to understand how neighborhoods, businesses, climate and transportation have shaped our region. Where do you fit in? As we walk from the museum to Platte Avenue, we will explore the rich history of the built environment of downtown Colorado Springs. This premium summer program will be offered on June 9th and July 14th.

This is a 75 minute walking tour that goes from the museum to Platte Avenue. We will start in the Story of Us exhibit and head outside. Please dress for the weather. Good walking shoes, water and sunscreen are recommended! While all ages are welcome, this tour is designed for an adult audience.

Pre-Registration Required
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Guided Tours for Adult Groups

Tuesdays through Saturdays • 60 min  •  40 participants max •  FREE

Schedule your visit at least two weeks in advance using our online Tour Request Form. Choose from one of the for tour themes listed below:

Journey to Pikes Peak

Do you ever wonder why people live in a particular place? How they got there and why they came? In this chronological exploration of the museum, explore the unique stories of the many people who journeyed to the Pikes Peak region.

Art & Architecture

Throughout its history, the Pikes Peak region inspired creativity among the people who have called the area home. Explore the unique stories of regional painters, architects, writers, performing artists, and more, while considering their artistic processes and unique ties to this community.

Innovation & Imagination

“My theory for this place is that it should be made the most attractive place for homes in the west — a place for schools, colleges, literature, science, first class newspapers, and everything that the above imply.” In 1871 William Jackson Palmer, Colorado Springs city founder, wrote these words to describe his original intent for a resort town at the base of Pikes Peak. Palmer used his innovation and imagination to create “a city to match its scenery.”  Right up to the present day Colorado Springs has followed this innovative path. Explore the history of the Pikes Peak region and the great and imaginative contributions of some of its most renowned residents.

The Story of Us

The Story of Us shares stories that broaden our understanding of who we are as a community. Using artifacts, photographs, and oral histories, we’ll explore what is most unique about us and how we differ from any other city in the United States. Get a glimpse of intriguing objects and fascinating individuals from our community, many of which have never before been explored on exhibit.