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Broomfield Depot Museum
DepotThe mission of the Broomfield Depot Museum is to collect, preserve, and interpret the history of Broomfield while focusing on the railroad depot.

Constructed by Colorado & Southern Railway (C&S) bridge and building crews in 1909, the Broomfield Depot jointly served the C&S and one of its subsidiaries, the Denver & Interurban Railroad (D&I). The C&S provided standard rail service while the D&I was an electric commuter line between Denver and Boulder. The D&I was known as the "Kite Route" because its 51-mile route resembled a kite on a string.

Its hard to imagine Broomfield as a small town but in 1909 only 160 people resided in the hamlet. Concerned about the lack of housing for a station agent and hoping to attract a married man because they were considered steady and reliable, the railroad built the living-in depot with a family in mind. Guided tours explain the risks and benefits for the railroad employees and their families who lived onsite.

Exciting News!!

History Colorado just announced that the Broomfield Depot, which houses the Broomfield Depot Museum, was listed in the Colorado State Register of Historic Properties.

The Colorado State Register of Historic Properties is the official list of Colorado's cultural resources worthy of preservation. The program is administered by the Office of Archaeology and Historic Preservation (OAHP) at the History Colorado. OAHP assists property owners in listing Colorado’s most historically and architecturally significant buildings, structures, sites and districts. The State Register currently contains over 1,800 properties. Properties listed in the State Register may be eligible for investment tax credits or for grants from the State Historical Fund (SHF), another program of the History Colorado. OAHP staff is available to assist with the initial assessments of eligibility and to provide guidance in the completion of State Register nominations. For more information about the register see http://www.historycolorado.org/oahp/colorado-state-register-historic-properties

Click here to see the Colorado State Register of Historic Properties Nomination form

Check out this video:
Behind the scenes of the Broomfield Depot Museum's restoration


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Jacqui Ainlay-Conley
Museum Administrator
Ph: 303.460.6824

2201 W. 10th Ave.
Broomfield, CO
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Mailing address:
3 Community Park Road
Broomfield, CO 80020


9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Admission is free!

To schedule a tour for groups
of 8 or more, please call

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