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Preserving Ouray County's History

Physical Location

420 6th Avenue

Ouray, Colorado

Admission:
$10.00 adults, $5.00 Youth (6-15)

Children under 6 are free. 

 

For the Museum Hours, please visit the 
Museum Hours page.

**The OCHS Museum will follow the protocols set by the Ouray County Health Department and Ouray County.

Contact the museum for group rates. Click here for school group rates.

 

The Ouray County Museum is funded by admissions, donations and memberships.

Currently, there are plans for eight in-person Evenings of History Programs at the Wright Opera House Summer 2022 on every Tuesday at 7:30 PM between June 21 and August 9th. Visit the Evenings of History page to see the 2021 speakers and topics.

Dedicated to preserve, protect, procure, exhibit and interpret whatever relates to the natural, social and
cultural history of Ouray County and the adjoining
San Juan Mountain region of Colorado.

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Corkscrew Railroad Bed -  and - Jeeping Red Mountain History

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Corkscrew Railroad Bed Hike - and - Jeeping Red Mountain's History

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The above link will provide a
Walking Tour of Ouray.

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The Museum is housed in the original

St. Joseph's Miners' Hospital...

What's in a Name...

Chief Ouray and

Chipeta

The town of Ouray was named for Chief Ouray (You-Ray) and he is pictured here with his second wife Chipeta.

Events

Special Events and Exhibits

Special Events

     2022 Evenings of History

     June 14 - August 9,

          Tuesday nights at 7:30 p.m.

     2022 Guided Tours and Hikes

          Corkscrew Railroad Bed and Turntable Hike
                   July 23, 2022

              Jeeping Red Mountain's History

                   August 26, 2022

     

Special Museum Exhibits

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970-325-4576

ochs@ouraynet.com

Mailing Address:
PO Box 151
Ouray, CO 81427

Physical Address:

420 6th Avenue
Ouray, CO 81427


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