Park City History & Museums: Park City Museum, Historical Society

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Park City Museum

Over 150 years of history are packed into this historical museum, following Park City from its beginning in 1850 with Pratt's toll road, through the mining years, to its modern day ski town roots. Read More

  • Learn about how the early miners used drills and dynamite to extract rock from the mountain.
  • Climb into a mine elevator to experience the shaky ride.
  • See a historic stagecoach from the turn of the century.
  • Follow the development of Park City from boom town to ghost town to ski town.

Overview

The Park City Museum takes visitors from the beginnings of Park City through modern day. The exhibits focus primarily on the mining roots, with an interactive display about the Silver King Mine and the daily operations.

The museum also traces the town through the lull, when mining was failing and the town was nearly abandoned. The idea to break away from years of mining tradition and start a ski resort ended up saving the nearly empty town.

In addition to the public exhibits, the Park City Historical Society maintains the Hal Compton Research Library, where individuals can peruse old documents, books, newspapers and artifacts for themselves.

Location & Information

The museum is located in the very heart of downtown, near Main Street and 5th Street. The building is the former location of the firehouse, with its distinctive bell tower found on the east side of the street.

Address:
Park City Museum
528 Main Street
Park City, Utah 84060
Phone: (435) 649-7457 

Hours / Seasons

Monday through Saturday, the museum is open from 11am to 6pm, while Sunday hours are 12pm to 6pm.

The Hal Compton Research Library is only open Monday through Friday, 10am to 4pm.

Fees / Costs

Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children from 7 to 17 years old. Children under 6 are free, while seniors over 65, students and military are $8.

More Info

Parking is available at various locations near the museum. Main Street parking is metered, while much of the parking on Swede Alley is free of charge, but time-limited.

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