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Barney Ford House Museum, Breckenridge

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Where to stay in Breckenridge

Many cabins and lodges take inspiration from the mountains in their design at Breckenridge. If you're there to ski, find a hotel or inn near the slopes that offers ski in/ski out options, or choose lodging along the free shuttle route so you don't have to worry about parking. If you're traveling with a family and are planning to stay a week or so, consider booking a condo or private home with plenty of space to spread out. You'll find small and exclusive bed and breakfasts in the center of town, while sprawling resorts are located away from the main street on the forested mountainside.
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  • We happened to arrive at the museum on the day there was a local historian. What a plethora of information. Very fasinating not only for Summit county but the history on Breckenridge. This is must.  more »
  • I never knew about this place until we started walking around Breck. This is a great history lesson and the guide is very knowledgeable. This is a must see, if you are staying in Breck.  more »
  • Located just off Main Street is the Barney Ford Museum. Ford was a freed slave that was the first black man to settle in Breck. He became quite successful and a visit to the museum affords a "look bac...  more »
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  • It was a wonderful experience. Restoration beautifully done.
  • Great part of history. My kids loved.
  • It's the preserved house of a relatively major figure of the town's past, a former slave who traveled the world and made some decent money from operating hotels. The docent was knowledgeable and quite friendly.
  • Well organized & clean. The curator was informative.
  • Beautiful replica of a honorable mans home and life.