DENVER – Colorado is turning 141 years old on Aug. 1, and to celebrate, several museums across the state will be free of charge.
Colorado Day marks the day that Ulysses S. Grant signed the proclamation that made Colorado the 38th state in the nation, which happened on Aug. 1, 1876.
To celebrate, the Colorado History Center, along with other museums scattered throughout Colorado, will offer admission free of charge on Tuesday.
At the Colorado History Center, you can expect to see live performances and a full day of llamas, blacksmith demonstrations, a mountain man rendezvous tent and cook area, and several other activities. There will also be a birthday cake ceremony at 11:15 a.m.
These are the other History Colorado museums that will offer free entrance on Colorado Day:
- Byers-Evans House – 1310 Bannock Street (Denver)
El Pueblo History Museum – (719) 583-0453 (Pueblo)
- Fort Garland Museum – 29477 CO-159 (Fort Garland)
- Fort Vasquez Museum – 13412 US-85 (Platteville)
- Healy House & Dexter Cabin – 912 Harrison Avenue (Leadville)
- Trinidad History Museum – 312 East Main Street (Trinidad)
- Ute Indian Museum – 17253 Chipeta Road (Montrose)
Two other Colorado attractions are also offering free admission on Tuesday:
- Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield Farms
- The Molly Brown House