We’ve Gotten Good at Raising the Dead
Frontier Historical Society and Museum
Carefully curated exhibits at the Frontier Historical Society and Museum showcase what life was once like for residents and visitors in Glenwood Springs. Wander through a replica of a typical pioneer household; discover more about ranching and mining in the area; learn about the Ute Indians and their connection to the region. In time, as the hot springs were developed, Glenwood Springs became a place for the world’s privileged class and attracted a diverse array of characters that included entrepreneurs, presidents, outlaws, gangsters, movie stars and more.
With the help of the Frontier Historical Society and Museum’s walking tour pamphlets, glimpse Glenwood’s Western history while strolling through the downtown core and surrounding neighborhoods. Don’t miss the short hike to Linwood Cemetery, also on the walking tour, where outlaws John “Doc” Holliday and Harvey “Kid Curry” Logan are both buried. Shop the museum store for keepsakes and books on Glenwood Springs’ history, Doc Holliday and more.
During the month of October, the Frontier Historical Society and Museum hosts its annual Ghost Walk through Linwood Cemetery when the ghosts of Glenwood’s past return for a few evenings of entertainment and education. The Ghost Walk is family friendly, and while a spirited air of spookiness surrounds the event, the “ghosts” are portrayed by Glenwood Springs actors who bring a magical quality to each performance. They also impart interesting historical anecdotes about what it was like to live in Glenwood Springs in the late 1880s to early 1900s.
Frontier Historical Society and Museum Hours
May through September: Monday – Saturday, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
October through April: Monday and Thursday - Saturday, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
$3 for adults (13+)
$2 for seniors (60+)
$1.00 for children (3-12)
FHS Members are free
Frontier Historical Museum
1001 Colorado Avenue