10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Tuesday through Friday
10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Saturday
Closed Sunday and Monday


580 OAK
DEL NORTE, CO. 81132

Phone: 719-657-2847

The Museum offers visitors a look into the cultural history of the area from the Native American, to the mountain men fur trappers, to the Mexican land grants and the settlers from New Mexico, to the gold seekers, the farmers, ranchers and merchants who came for land, freedom and a better way of life.

Many came for the adventure.

The museum offers learning opportunities for visitors of all ages. Notebooks of research on the exhibits are available and the director and staff are always willing to give guided tours. Comprehensive exhibits of Fremont Fourth Expedition, Native American, the early settlements of the Hispanics, the potato industry and the development of the Towns of Del Norte and Monte Vista are featured as well as the farming communities in the county. The many cultures of the area are shown here.

Activities include art shows, openings for the new exhibits with receptions. Saturday afternoons are set aside for the community to come and have coffee and history with the museum and the patio will provide a relaxing summer afternoon event.

Rio Grande County Museum is your route of discovery. Come to the museum for the adventure.


Admission for Non Members 

Adults (age 16 and over) $2.00
Children (under 16) $1.00
We are a Blue Star Museum which provides free admission to active duty and retired Military families.


Museum Board of Directors:

President: Judy Nicolais
Vice President: Cindy Hill
Treasurer: Steve Nicolais


Board Members:

Perry Alspaugh
Ron Marx
Pam Bricker
Doug Davie
Karla Shriver