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Experience Gold Rush History Past and Present

Our gift shop and museum will be open with COVID-19 safety precautions in place. Hours will be 10-5 each day.
Gold panning remains closed at this time.
Summer mine tours are suspended through at least the end of June.
We will assess the situation on a week-to-week basis and may need to adjust our hours as needed. For updates, please visit our facebook page or call 719-689-5509. Thank you.

The Victor Lowell Thomas Museum is an original 1899 building that houses two floors of artifacts, books, exhibits and photographs depicting the life in Victor from its beginnings to the heyday of gold mining.

Outside during the sunny summer, you can pan for real gold and gems. The panning trough is open daily from Memorial Day to Labor Day, weather allowing. You can also step into the modern-day era of mining. Take a tour of the real, working gold mine located here in Victor's back yard.

The museum also displays memorabilia once owned by famous journalist, author and world traveler, Lowell Thomas.

Our gift shop offers books, historic maps and postcards, real stone and Victorian jewelry, old-time games and puzzles, gold ore and rocks and minerals.

Sign up for one of our events or programs and learn more about the 1890's gold rush that made Victor and Cripple Creek famous.

2020 Mine Tours Suspended Until Further Notice

Due to safety concerns over COVID 19, the summer public mine tours have been suspended. Please email, call or check our website and facebook page for future updates.


Victor Sunyside Cemetery Tours

Suspended Until Further Notice