This Telluride Jazz Festival step into Telluride’s celebrated past with the Telluride Historical Museum! At this year’s festival the Historical Museum will host a Saturday morning, August 5, Historical Walking Tour, along with granting free admission to the museum for festival pass holders throughout the festival weekend. Attending the Historical Walking Tour, along with touring the museum is great way to discover the mining, Ute Native American, ski and festival history that has earned Telluride the designation of a National Historical Landmark.
HIstorical Walking Tour
Downtown Telluride is full of Victorian-Era buildings, mining relics and more. Saturday morning, August 5, take an Historical Walking Tour with Ashley from the Telluride Historical Museum and discover rich tales from the region’s past. Ashley, is a true Telluride historic expert and will guide you through celebrated landmarks, structures and more along the walking tour. The tour is limited to 30 participants, is free of charge and will start at 9am in front of the Courthouse, across from Elks Park on Colorado Ave (Telluride’s Main Street).
Those interested in participating in the walking tour can reserve their spot and get free tickets here! Participants are encouraged to arrive to the Courthouse steps 10-15 minutes early ready to to do a few blocks of walking and about an hour of standing. The tour will conclude back at the courthouse.
Free Museum Admission
Show your Telluride Jazz Festival wristband at the Telluride Historical Museum during the festival weekend and receive free admission! Situated in a historic, refurbished 1896 hospital, The Telluride Historical Museum brings Telluride’s past to life through exhibits, tours and events. The exhibits feature artifacts that highlight eras in the region's diverse history. The museum also employs expert historians to offer tours and insight of the museum and the many historic landmarks around town.
In 1961, the town of Telluride was designated a National Historic Landmark as one of the most important places associated with mining history in the United States. With just one glance down Colorado Avenue, you’ll see the preserved Victorian Style architecture holding timeless stories of the wild west.