Embark on a journey through time at the historic Park City Museum in Park City, Utah. Park City is an exciting locale to explore from the gorgeous mountains to the trendy eateries and boutique shopping experiences, there is something everyone is sure to enjoy.
Whether you are on vacation, thinking of moving to the Park City area, just moved in or are a long-time resident, The Park City Museum should be at the top of everyone’s list of adventures.
Located on Main Street, the Park City Museum takes you on a wonderful exploration of Park City’s history. Watch our video below as we give you a peek into what you can experience and keep reading to learn about their admissions and exhibits.
This inviting experience is very reasonably priced and the museum offers discounts as well.
- $12.00 for Adults
- $5.00 for children (Ages 7-17)
- $10.00 for Senior Citizens (65+), Students and members of the Military
- Free for children 6 and under
Be sure to check their website regularly for free admission days to take full advantage of such an enjoyable activity. With such affordability, this is a great way to submerge yourself in history and cultural enrichment for all members of your family.
There are permanent exhibits within the museum as well as special exhibits presented throughout the year. Before planning your visit, check in on their website to see if there are new featured exhibits for you to explore. In the meantime, here are some of our favorites you should include on your tour:
From Around the World
Find yourself standing in front of the Kimball Stagecoach and learn how the first settlers arrived in Park City. The interactive display showcases a railcar that allows you to hop on and feel the adventures of those who first arrived in the great mountain town of Park City.
Mega Mine and the Days of Ore
The awe-inspiring two-story re-creation of a 19th Century Mega Mine takes you back to the beginning days of Park City where mining was the primary industry that brought settlers from all over the world to the mountain town. Enter the mine and get a sense of what it was like for the early miners who worked day in and day out creating a boom in the city and accelerating its popularity.
Muckers & Millionaires
As the mining industry grew in Park City, money started flowing, however, not much of the money was remaining in town to be re-invested in the area. This exhibit is an exceptional social comparison between the miners (once called muckers) and those who owned the mines and collected all the revenue. The display shows the difference between lifestyles and explains where the money being made off of the minerals was going.
Park City’s rich history in mining developed into so much more as time progressed. Explore the beautiful artworks on display at the Tozer Gallery. The gallery is around 1,000 square feet and showcases a variety of pieces including those created by children, locals, and artists from all over the world. Just another great way to learn history, but this time through art.
This Park City Bar gives you light into the old saloon days in the mining town of Park City. Hear stories being told of miners, early settlers and what it was like to live in the historic mining town years ago.
In addition to the unique exhibits in the museum, the Park City Museum offers special annual events for all to come and enjoy. If you are visiting from out of town, planning your trip around these special events is a must do. Of course, if you are a resident of Park City, visiting this museum throughout the year is a must do as well.
Historic Home Tour
In June, each year, the museum invites all to join them on a tour of the oldest, unique and historic homes located in Old Town. Homes are open for visitors from 10:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. and the admission cost is anywhere from $15.00 to $20.00.
History Speaks Lecture Series
Spend some time getting an up close and personal account of the history in Park City through their lecture series. These lectures explore further into the museum’s exhibits, delve into the mining origins and life of the first settlers.
Such a wonderful museum to explore in the historic streets of Park City, Utah. With Park City’s enriched past, a day at this museum will provide you with treasured memories of all that is old and new.
If you are looking for any other suggestions of must-see places in Park City, feel free to contact us as we love to welcome visitors to our beautiful hometown.