Barney Ford Victorian Home

The Barney Ford Victorian House honors Barney L. Ford, an escaped slave who prospered and became a prominent entrepreneur and black civil right leader in Colorado. Born into slavery in 1822, Ford was instilled with the importance of learning to read by his mother, who inspired his lifelong quest for education. The Barney Ford House was built in 1882 by prominent craftsman, Elias Nashold, for Ford, his wife Julia and their three children. Today, the Barney Ford House has been restored to its original Victorian style and each room in the home is dedicated to a different part of Barney’s life.

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From the Breckenridge Welcome Center (203 South Main Street), turn onto Washington Avenue (almost directly across Main Street from the Welcome Center) and the turn onto the first alley on the right. Parking for the museum is available on the right.

Hours of Operation:

December 21, 2015 - April 24, 2016

Tuesday through Sunday; 11am - 3pm

*The museum will be closed on Friday December 25th and Friday January 1st

April 25, 2016 - June 11, 2016

Friday through Sunday; 11am - 3pm

This site is open year-round, but out schedule changes seasonally. Please check back; we will post our Summer 2016 schedule when it is finalized.


FREE, $5 Suggested Donation


111 East Washington Avenue, Breckenridge, CO

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