Broomfield Depot Museum

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Visit the Depot Museum & Honey House

2201 W. 10th Avenue, Broomfield, CO 80020 (map)
Open Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. except on Holidays
Admission is free to the public

Depot Building History

Constructed by Colorado & Southern Railway (C&S) bridge and building crews in 1909, the Broomfield Depot jointly served the C&S and one of its subsidiaries, the Denver & Interurban Railroad. It’s hard to imagine Broomfield as a small town but in 1909 only 160 people resided in the hamlet. Concerned about the lack of housing for a station agent and hoping to attract a married man because they were considered steady and reliable, the railroad built the living-in depot with a family in mind. The Depot was closed in 1967 and became a museum in 1982. The Depot was moved from its original site at 120th and Wadsworth to its current home at Zang Spur Park on February 18, 1976. Guided tours explain the risks and benefits for the railroad employees and their families who lived onsite.

Broomfield Depot Museum Restoration

The Broomfield Depot Museum was restored in 2015. Check out this video of the behind-the-scenes of the Depot Museum’s restoration. 

Crawford Honey House

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The Crawford Honey House dates to 1905. It was built by the Crawford family as a place to process honey from their apiary, which housed over 1,000 beehives during its heyday. Before it was moved to the Depot history campus, the Crawford family rented it out as an apartment. The Honey House was renovated in 2022 and now showcases Broomfield’s agricultural history and the story of beekeeping and the Crawford family. The Crawford honey House is located next to the Broomfield Depot Museum at Zang Spur Park and is open to the public starting April 22, Saturdays, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

  1. Learn More About Broomfield History

History of Broomfield

Want to learn more about Broomfield's history and how Broomfield became the newest county in the United States? Click on this link to read about Broomfield's history. 

Historic Preservation

Broomfield's history dates back to the late 1800's. With the press of modern development, residents have come together to find ways to preserve the agricultural and social history from that era to the present day. Click Here to learn more about Broomfield's historic preservation.

Broomfield History Collections

Click here to check out all of the cool historic photographs and items found in Broomfield's History Collections database.

1960 to Present Day

Click here to dive into Broomfield's growth from 1960 to today!

Broomfield Anniversaries

Do you know how old Broomfield is as a city? How about how old Broomfield is as a county? Find out by clicking here!

  1. Volunteer at the Museum as a Tour Guide or as a History Collections Volunteer
  1. Friends of Broomfield History
  1. Colorado Historic Newspaper

Contact Us

  1. David Allison

    Museum Coordinator


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    Broomfield Depot Museum

    Saturday hours 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    2201 W. 10th Ave.
    Broomfield, CO
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