PO Box 366
Burlington, CO

Contact: Lauren Dorman
Office Phone: 719.346-5520
Mobile Phone: 719.342-2979
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Website: Old Town Museum


Nestled in the heart of Colorado’s Central Plains, Old Town Museum embodies ‘Life In The Past Lane’! The 6 1/2acre historic site includes 21 fully restored buildings with authentic artifacts from the turn-of-the-century. Easily accessible from I-70 near the Colorado/Kansas border, Old Town Museum celebrates local agriculture, history and heritage.

Services & Amenities:

Special Interactive Exhibits offer children a unique opportunity to learn first-hand about pioneer life on the Colorado prairie.

The Old Town Emporium is a shopper’s delight…Nearly 2000 square feet of hand-crafted collectibles, gifts, keepsakes and souvenirs.

Old Town is open year round 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m. on Sundays.

Old Town Activities

Old Town Express (Seasonal)

Enjoy a horse drawn wagon ride to the Kit Carson County Carousel- The wagon runs every weekend, Memorial Day through Labor Day and by special arrangements for groups the rest of the year.

Soda Fountain (All Year)

Relive the era of the soda jerk, the jukebox and chocolate sodas. Enjoy hand dipped ice cream treats of all kinds! Memorial Day to the start of the school year.

Kit Carson County Carousel (Seasonal)

The carousel is open Memorial Day to Labor Day from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Old Town can also facilitate special tours and trips to the Carousel the rest of the year for group tours arranged at least 2 weeks ahead of time.

About Us:

Burlington is also home of the historic Kit Carson County Carousel, which was awarded the Governor’s Award for Historic Preservation in 2007. The Carousel, which was originally located at Elitch Gardens, is one of only 89. A complement to the history of the region, Burlington also houses the wonderful and historic Old Town Museum. A treasure of the pioneer days, Old Town gives visitors a chance to experience life in the simpler, nostalgic days of the Wild West.

Old Town is ‘life in the past lane’ by turning back the hands of time in rural America. While visiting Old Town, enjoy the trademarks of the Wild, Wild West. During the summer season we offer a soda fountain, hand dipped ice cream treats, CanCan shows, gunfights, and horse drawn wagon rides.

Travel Region: Pioneering Plains

Category: Destinations, Attractions