San Juan County Historical Society, Silverton

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History Museum · Museum
Visit the Old Jail and the Mining Heritage Museum located next to the County Courthouse. Allow, at a minimum, 30 minutes for your visit - there is a lot to see!
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  • We (two couples) spent about 90 minutes here on a cold, snowy Sunday morning in Oct and didn't see everything. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves; learned a lot about mining and the history of the area.....  more »
  • We were in Silverton (via the Durango & Silverton Narrow-Gauge Railroad) recently; we arrived on the 24th and had until 2:30 p.m. on the 25th before the southbound train left for Durango. We walked.....  more »
  • San Juan co. Great place for a ride. Bike, side by side, 4 wheeler or a nice walk. So much history there. Right now the color's are starting the trees are pretty nice this time of year.
  • This is the best mining museum in Colorado. There are days worth of exhibits and displays if you enjoy history. They have some incredible artifacts from various eras. It really helps you understand how tough and resilient the people who settled these mountains were.
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