Tread of Pioneers Museum

800 Oak St.

Steamboat Springs, CO 80477

To Schedule: Call 970-879-2214 or e-mail


We work closely with teachers to create curriculum-based school tours and other educational programs to best meet student and teacher needs. We offer tours, activities, and programs to fit all age groups and goals. Give us a call to discuss your needs and ideas.


Museum Tours:

Your students can experience the 1901 Queen Anne-style Zimmerman House where turn-of-the-century period-furnished rooms take students back in time to imagine the daily life of our town’s first residents using hands-on elements such as an old-fashioned butter churn to make butter, wool carders, an antique wash board, and replica historic toys.


Each One Teach One Tour:

Each One Teach One Tour is a scavenger hunt in which pairs of students learn about Routt County history by searching the museum for information, then present this information to their classmates. With the guidance of our experienced tour guides, students learn about our local history and teach their fellow classmates.


Colorado History Take Out:

These two programs, “Western Work” and “Moving Day,” are extensive hands-on learning kits that include large floor maps, artifacts, historical photographs and fact sheets, and interactive learning activities.

• Western Work: Colorado Industries of the Past - Through objects, photographs and role-playing activities, students become “entrepreneurs” in some of Colorado’s most important industries. The program meets economic, history and geography state standards and explores natural, capital and human resources in state history.

• Moving Day: Colorado’s Migration Story - Students explore the movement of people across Colorado from prehistory to 1870 and these cultural groups: Puebloans, Mountain Men, Miners, Utes, Plains Indians and Hispanos. This program includes a large floor map that kids can move on.


Pioneer Life Interactive Tour:

This is a fun, hands-on way for students to live the life of a real Routt County pioneer and includes activities such as ranching, homesteading, mining, and farming, with an authentic General Store where students can take their merchandise to sell or trade and buy products at 1910 prices.

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