Littleton Museum: History, Art, Culture
The Littleton Museum, the first Smithsonian Affiliate museum in Colorado, shares the history, art, and culture of the area from the 1860s to today. The free museum attracts visitors from all over the country to explore the two working farms, see livestock, meet the costumed historical interpreters, and check out the exhibits, programs, and events for all ages. Depending on the day, lucky kids and adults may see the blacksmith in action, watch the milking of a cow, check out new livestock, and explore the insides of an 1860s house and 1890s house (showcasing the difference between what might arrive via wagon vs. railcar).
While the living history farms are the draw, the history and art galleries are renowned for their explorations of the past and insights into the future. Be sure to check out the affordable gift shop’s collection of period-specific toys, books, jewelry, scarves, candles, soap, blacksmith artworks, and more. (Also bring quarters and pennies for the penny smasher.) Signature events include a summer concert series on Wednesdays, Sheep to Shawl in May, Draft Animal Day in June, the Littleton Craft Fair and Harvest Festival in October, and the Holiday’s Evening in December, along with various programs and art openings.
6028 S. Gallup St.
Littleton, CO 80120
Phone: (303) 795-3950