Bradford Washburn American Mountaineering Museum

710 10th Street
Golden, CO 80401


Vision Statement:

The mission of the Bradford Washburn American Mountaineering Museum is to inspire in our visitors a greater appreciation for the mountains and for mountaineering, in all of its facets, including the cultural and inspirational qualities of the mountains and the sport; to help in the cause to preserve the mountains and the history of mountaineering; to educate our visitors and in so doing enhance their enjoyment and safety in the mountains.

The Museum realizes this mission through exceptional exhibitions, education programs, and lectures and speakers, and strives to engage a diverse audience through traveling exhibits and cultural partnerships. 

Opening in early 2008, the Bradford Washburn American Mountaineering Museum will focus on mountains, mountaineering, mountain cultures, and the 10th Mountain Division history. This dynamic, interactive museum, a partnership between the Colorado Mountain Club, American Alpine Club, and the National Geographic Society, will allow visitors to experience mountains in new ways.  This one-of-a-kind, national museum is expected to provide visitors with a fun way of learning about this global resource.

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