Tue – Sat 10 – 4

Plan your Visit

Hours & Admission

Opening Hours

Tue – Sat 10 – 4

The Museum will be closed Independence Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day.

Admission Prices

12 and older $5

Directions

Parking is FREE.

If you plan to visit the museum with more than 12 people, contact us ahead of time so we can help you plan your day.

By Bus or RV

The Montezuma Heritage Museum at 35 South Chestnut, would like to welcome commercial bus tours to the museum and downtown Cortez Colorado.  The entry fee for a commercial tour bus is $100 per bus.  For the tour buses, please call and get a prearranged time, a guide will then be available to help bring the great pioneer history of Montezuma County to life.  

 A suggested route to the museum with a tour bus or a large RV, would be to turn south onto Elm Street off Main Ave/Hwy 160.  Go south on Elm to 1st Street and turn left.  Once on 1st street there is free parking to the right or parking along the street.  With a short ½ block walk from 1st street the museum. 

DUE TO SAFETY CONCERNS, IT IS ENCOURAGED NOT TO UNLOAD THE GROUP FROM THE BUS DIRECTLY IN FRONT OF THE MUSEUM.  South Chestnut is a busy street with a potential bus unloading would block traffic traveling on Chestnut or attempting to turn into local businesses.

Once the visit to the museum is complete, the Market Street is a nice wide intersection with room to turn east towards Mesa Verde National Park or to the west towards Moab Utah

By Bicycle

The Montezuma Heritage Museum at 35 South Chestnut, would like to welcome visitors from many parts of the world to the museum and downtown Cortez Colorado.  The entry fee, when it is charged, is $5 a person over 12.  You can become a member of the Montezuma Heritage Museum and receive free entrance, 10% discount in the gift shop, and a monthly newsletter.   Once inside of the museum the great pioneer history of Montezuma County will come to life. 

The route to get to the museum from Mesa Verde National Park would be to travel west on Hwy 160 to Chestnut Street.  Be sure to be in the inside lane to turn left safely onto Chestnut.  Parking for cars can be found along the street, a parking lot to the side of the museum, or the free city parking nearby. 

Coming from Moab, it is safer to be in the outside lane to turn right onto Chestnut.

By Car

The Montezuma Heritage Museum at 35 South Chestnut, would like to welcome visitors from many parts of the world to the museum and downtown Cortez Colorado.  The entry fee, when it is charged, is $5 a person over 12.  You can become a member of the Montezuma Heritage Museum and receive free entrance, 10% discount in the gift shop, and a monthly newsletter.   Once inside of the museum the great pioneer history of Montezuma County will come to life.  

 The route to get to the museum from Mesa Verde National Park would be to travel west on Hwy 160 to Chestnut Street.  Be sure to be in the inside lane to turn left safely onto Chestnut.  Parking for cars can be found along the street, a parking lot to the side of the museum, or the free city parking nearby.  

Coming from Moab, it is safer to be in the outside lane to turn right onto Chestnut.

For more information or to schedule a tour, please contact director@montezumamuseum.org or by calling on 970-516-1100.

Group Tours

Amenities & Other Facilities

Come enjoy the professionally designed permanent and temporary exhibits, short films in the film room and our museum store with local history books and other wares.

Student Guide Tours

The Montezuma Heritage Museum is pleased to announce that we are now available to provide field trip experiences of up to four hours for students in grades 4 through 12. Our team of educators strives to make our historical tours fun, informative, and age-appropriate for up to 40 students at a time. We can tailor our tours to meet your curriculum goals as well as CDE standards. The following is a list of our

museum exhibits and the areas they cover:

  • First There Was the Land, Geology, Biology, Chemistry
  • The Earliest People on The Land, Chemistry, Biology, Oral History
  • Living Off the Land, Mathematics, Geology, Economics
  • Towns And Communities, Sociology, Economics, Cultural
  • Making A House A Home, Culture, Sociology, Technology
  • The Ute Mountain Utes, Oral History, Culture, Sociology
  • Meet Some Remarkable People, Archaeologists, Outlaws, Businessmen
  • Together They Served, Military History
  • Today & Tomorrow, Legacy of Technology
  • Sundance Room For Meetings and Events

Please contact us to schedule a field trip to the Montezuma Heritage Museum!!

Open daily Tuesday-Saturday from 10-4

The “Explorer Patch” can be purchased with or without a Cortez themed coloring book.

Group Visits

Have a spare moment while on a tour of the Four Corners Region?  Would you like to visit a museum with pioneer history in downtown Cortez Colorado?  By filling out the form and emailing it back to Montezuma Heritage Museum we can help make the visit to the area that much more pleasant for your group.  The entrance fee for a group of 40 plus visitors is $100. Per vehicle.

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