The Premier Showcase of American Mining


2020 Spirits in the Shaft "Best of Leadville" Photo Reel

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Thank you to our sponsors, volunteers, and attendees for A Roaring Good time at Spirits in the Shaft: a 1920s wine, beer, & whiskey tasting event.  We are excited to have been named the "Best of Leadville Event"  by the Herald Democrat's voters! Take a look then make sure you save February 6, for 2021's diamond studded event.

About the Museum

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

About Us



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

2020 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


Hours and Location