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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.

 Video: Behind the scenes of the Broomfield Depot Museum's restoration.


Looking for the new book on Shep?
Shep the Turnpike Dog,
children’s book by Charlotte Ann Havey, is based on the true story of the tollbooth mascot turned Broomfield legend who won the hearts of turnpike drivers in the 1950s and 60s. For more information or to order your copy, see

See photos of the book signing on May 17 at Shep the Broomfield Turnpike Dog’s Facebook page.

Jacqui Ainlay-Conley
Museum Administrator

2201 W. 10th Ave.
Broomfield, CO 80020
Map & directions

Ph: 303.460.6824


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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