CSPM Visitor Guidelines - CSPM
View of the Exterior of 1903 El Paso County Courthouse which houses the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum.

CSPM Visitor Guidelines

Last updated on Monday, May 3, 2021

The Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum (CSPM) is following current state and local guidelines to protect visitors, volunteers and staff. Please review what visitors can expect during this time: 

1. Before Your Visit

  • The CSPM strongly encourages all visitors to reserve free tickets online. We are staggering opening hours from 10 a.m. – Noon, Noon – 3 p.m., and 3 – 5 p.m.
  • To ensure the safety of our visitors and staff, the capacity is limited to 100 visitors per two-hour block. Walk-ins are welcome depending on space availability. Please read the rest of the guidelines and reserve your tickets at the link below.
  • Visiting the Museum with a group of 10 or more? Explore options for you visit. 

2. Upon Arrival

  • On May 2, 2021, Governor Polis amended the Executive Order D 2021096 stating that masks must be worn in public indoor settings. The CSPM is designated as a public indoor setting. Face Coverings are required at all times for staff, volunteers and visitors aged 10 and older. Face coverings are encouraged for outdoor programs, but not required. 
  • All visitors will be asked to provide contact information to fulfill a requirement for contact tracing per the El Paso County Health Department. This can be accomplished upon arrival or  through the online reservation system.
  • Staff will administer temperature checks and safety questions upon arrival for all visitors. 

3. During Your Visit

  • Signs are displayed throughout the museum in order to layout the traffic flow and encourage social distancing. 
  • Hand Sanitizing stations are available throughout the Museum. Throughout the day, the museum is cleaned and high-touch areas will be sanitized.

Experience the following exhibits at the CSPM:

o COS@150: Exploring Colorado Springs’ Story Through Objects
o Evidence: Finding the Facts about General William Jackson Palmer
Una Familia Grande: The Conejos Neighborhood Project
The Story of Us: The Pikes Peak Region from A- Z
o Cultural Crossroads: Highlights from the Museum’s Collection
Any Place North and West: African Americans in Colorado Springs
o From Paris to Plains: Van Briggle Pottery in Colorado Springs
A Home of One’s Own: the Life of Helen Hunt Jackson
City of Sunshine: Health in the Pikes Peak Region
o Beautifully Restored Division I Courtroom

The following experiences are temporarily closed or unavailable:

o Children’s Interactive Exhibit: Beads, Blankets and Buffalo 
o Indoor Guided Tours

Plan Your Museum Visit

Use the CSPM Guide to plan out your visit.

Living Landscapes Outdoor Tour

While you wait to go inside, enjoy this guided outdoor tour of the museum grounds.

Virtual Programming

The CSPM is still offering virtual programming, including the Scholar Series.