The nationally-renowned Littleton Museum includes a main building with 4 galleries; 2 living history farms; and 20 historic buildings. Museum staff and volunteers dress in period-appropriate costumes to work on the 1860s homestead farm and 1890s urban farm, operate the1903 blacksmith shop, and teach in Littleton’s original log schoolhouse on this 40 acre site.
The Museum is host to many events and programs each month. The main museum building has 4 galleries for Permanent and Traveling exhibits, classrooms, research facilities, a lecture hall, and Kids’ Connection, an interactive hands-on exhibit for inter-generational learning.
From now until August, 2015 the 1890’s farm house has been transformed in to a 1940’s rural home, complete with Victory Garden and WWII era costuming and interpretation, to celebrate Littleton’s involvement in the war effort. This change compliments the exhibition “Littleton Goes to War: 1941-45,” on display in the Changing Gallery through August 2015.
The on-site gift shop sells educational toys, books for all ages and special gifts.
The Littleton Museum is accredited by the American Association of Museums and is the first museum in Colorado to be recognized as an Affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution.
Littleton Museum, a Smithsonian Affiliate
The museum, which is free to the general public, is located at 6028 S. Gallup Street and is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays. The museum is closed on Mondays and holidays.
Groups should call 303-795-3950 for information on scheduling and fees.