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American Mountaineering Museum

Inspiring a Greater Appreciation for the Mountains


Nestled at the base of the Rocky Mountains in Golden, Colorado, the Bradford Washburn American Mountaineering Museum opened its doors in February 2008 as America's first and only museum dedicated to the heroism, technology, culture and spirit of mountaineering.

From the storied history of the 10th Mountain Division to the daring first ascent of Mt. Everest, learn about Mountaineering's exciting history and meet larger-than-life figures and modern day heroes who have brought the challenge to where it is today.

This one-of-a-kind facility will allow visitors to live the ascent of the world's most inspiring mountains through educational displays, interactive exhibits, breathtaking photos and climbers' personal stories.

Jump a crevasse, hang out in a port-a-ledge and find your route up Mt. Everest! Join the Museum for monthly social events.

Museum hours are — Monday: 9am - 6pm, Tuesday: 9am - 7pm, Wednesday: 9am - 6pm, Thursday: 9am - 6pm, Friday: 9am - 4pm, and Saturday 12:00pm - 5pm.

Regular admission is $5.00 for adults, $1 for children under 12, and $3 for CMC members.

The Museum is a proud member of the Golden Cultural Alliance