Preserving Ouray County's History

Physical Location

420 6th Avenue

Ouray, Colorado

$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.

There are plans for six in-person Evenings of History Programs at the Wright Opera House Summer 2021 on every Tuesday at 7:30 PM between June 22 and July 27th. 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.


Corkscrew Railroad Bed -  and - Jeeping Red Mountain History


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

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The above link will provide a
Walking Tour of Ouray.


The Museum is housed in the original

St. Joseph's Miners' Hospital...

What's in a Name...

Chief Ouray and


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


Special Events and Exhibits

Special Events

     2021 Evenings of History

     June 20 - July 27,

          Tuesday nights at 7:30 p.m.

     2021 Guided Tours and Hikes

          Corkscrew Railroad Bed and Turntable Hike
                   June 19 and July 3

              Jeeping Red Mountain's History

                   August 14 (New Date) and September 3


2021 Special Museum Exhibits

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Mailing Address:
PO Box 151
Ouray, CO 81427

Physical Address:

420 6th Avenue
Ouray, CO 81427

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