The Premier Showcase of American Mining

Miners posing at the Suffolk Mine in San Miguel County, Colorado.

 

 

Explore the history of a mineral that makes steel stronger, mined in Leadville, CO!

 

 

 

Explore a recreation of a coal mine!

 

 

 

Find minerals from Colorado to Africa in the Frost Collection!

Museum

Explore our 25,000 sq.ft. of interactive and informative exhibits!

About Us

Exhibits

Collections

Educational Resources

Hall of Fame

Learn about the industrious men and women who changed the mining world.

About the Hall of Fame

Browse Inductee Database

2019 Inductees

Prazen Award 

Matchless Mine

Visit the historic site of the Matchless Mine and learn the story of the infamous Silver King and Baby Doe.

About the Matchless

Tours

Hours and Location

Welcome back!

 

Please respect social distancing protocols and wear a face mask when you visit.

 

Our staff is performing frequent cleaning of restrooms and commonly-touched surfaces to protect your health.

 

Interactive parts of exhibits have been disabled or removed and some areas remain closed to minimize the risk of transmitting COVID-19.

 

NEW! Invitation for Colorado teachers (click here)!

 

 

WHAT IS THE GREAT DEBATE?

IT IS A GOOD-NATURED COMPETITION AMONG MINING PROFESSIONALS TO BRAG, CAJOLE, AND OTHERWISE CONVINCE YOU THAT THEY HAVE THE MOST IMPORTANT MINING JOB THERE IS! SECTOR LEADERS EACH PUBLISH ONE ARTICLE IN SME'S MINING ENGINEERING JOURNAL TO CAMPAIGN FOR YOUR VOTE. WHEN YOU VOTE, YOU MAKE A DONATION TO THE NATIONAL MINING HALL OF FAME AND MUSEUM AND HELP TO SUPPORT OUR PUBLIC EDUCATION GOALS AND EXHIBITIONS.

CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE GREAT DEBATE!

 

SUPPORT OUR ENDOWMENT CAMPAIGN!

 

CHECK OUT OUR NEW VIRTUAL EXHIBITS!

 

 The National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum is a monument to the memory of the men and women who pioneered the discovery, development, and processing of our nation's natural resources. Our mission is to "tell the story of mining, its people, its importance to the American public, and to society's sustainability." Known as the "Smithsonian of the Rockies" and the "Premier Showcase of American Mining" the National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum houses 25,000 square feet of interactive and informative exhibits sharing the evolving narrative of mining and its relationship to our everyday lives.

 

We are a federally chartered non-profit hall of fame and museum located within a National Historic District in the famous 1880's silver boomtown of Leadville, Colorado. Come in and find out why mining matters to you! 

 

Federal Charter

Staff

Board of Directors

Board of Trustees

Board of Governors

History of Leadership

 

Hours

9:00 AM-4:45 PM

Tuesday-Sunday

CLOSED MONDAY

Location

120 West Ninth St.
Leadville, CO 80461

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Prices

General Admission: $12

Student Admission: $10

Children Under 6: Free

Admission discounted $2 for seniors (65 & older), active/retired/reserve military, members of AAA/AARP.

Free admission for Lake County students, members of AAM and NARM, and Boy Scouts who are working on or have earned the Mining in Society Merit Badge.

(Visitors must show proof to receive discounted or free admission.)

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