Historic Adventures, Tours and Events

Spend the day with the Summit Historical Society. Learn about the fascinating, unique history of Summit County.

Historic Tours

Dillon Schoolhouse Museum

Visit the Schoolhouse Museum, Myers Cabin, and Honeymoon Cabin and learn about life in the late 1800s in Summit County. You will find the museum at 403 LaBonte Street in Dillon.

Summer Schedule

Tuesday through Friday, 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM
July 3 through August 31
Reservations not required.

Winter Schedule

The Schoolhouse Museum is open by appointment only. Tours can be arranged by calling 970-468-2207.

Costs:  Your $5 donation supports the Museum and other educational programs of the Summit Historical Society.

Dillon, Denver, and the Dam

Spend the morning with Sandra Mather, the author of Dillon, Denver, and the Dam, a Summit Historical Society publication. Learn about the building of Dillon dam and the creation of “new” Dillon.


Thursday mornings, July 7 through August 31, at 9:00 am.  Meet at the Schoolhouse Museum, 403 LaBonte, Dillon.  There is a short walk to see some of the structures moved from the dam site.  Meet at the Schoolhouse Museum, 403 LaBonte, Dillon.  Reservations not required.

Cost:  $10 per person.

Historic Boat Tours

Topics include building the dam and Roberts Tunnel, moving the town, and other topics of interest.


Tuesday and Thursday mornings from, 9 – 10:30 AM, June 12 until August 30.  Contact the Dillon Marina for reservations (970-468-5100).   Reserve early.

Cost:  $40 per person.

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