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, January 4, 2021

The Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum (CSPM) is excited to open our doors to the community beginning on Tuesday, January 5. We are 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. 
  • For every time block, we will welcome only 50 visitors at a time. 20 tickets will be available for walk-ins during each time block and given on a first come, first serve basis. Please read the rest of the guidelines and reserve your tickets at the link below. 

2. Upon Arrival

  • Face coverings are required for all staff, volunteers and visitors for ages 10 and older. If visitors arrive without a face covering, the CSPM will have some available on hand to pass out. Please keep on at all times (even while outside).
  • 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 will be displayed throughout the museum in order to layout the traffic flow and encourage social distancing of 12′ space that allows other guests to safely pass between you and the nearest person. 
  • Hand Sanitizing stations will be available throughout the Museum. Throughout the day, the museum will be cleaned and high-touch areas will be sanitized. 
  • Some exhibits have changed in order to limit the number of high-touch points in the Museum.

Experience the following exhibits at the CSPM:

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 Touchscreens throughout the Museum
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.