Welcome to the Hayden Heritage Center!


Located in the historic Moffat Railroad Depot Building since 1972, the Museum (established in 1964) has exhibits on local area history from cowboying and homesteading to coal mining. Experience the authenticity of the homesteaders and the lives they carved out in this rugged corner of Colorado.


The Museum is also home to the Leslie Memorial Research Library, a fantastic resource for research whether it is subject based or genealogical. We have numerous books on local and regional history, as well as various subjects including Railroad, Quarterhorse Collection,  out of print books, unpublished manuscripts, family files as well as subject catalogue files and more! You can also access the Museum collection database and look at the Museums wonderful collection of photos at one of the two public computer stations (with internet access) in the research library, which is located conveniently on the first floor. 


The Museum has a gift shop with books on local, regional and Colorado history with childrens books and toys as well as unique gifts!


Museum Hours

Tuesday - Thursday: 11 am - 4 pm

Face Masks required until further notice!

Hours subject to change. Please call to make sure we are open!


Weekends call in advance to make an appointment!





Donations greatly appreciated!


Due to the recent Covid-19 pandemic we are canceling/ postponing Summer Events
Ride the Cog
Look for us in the Late Spring 2021
Tour of the Elkhead Rock School House
Postponed to Summer 2021


Routt County Pioneer Picnic at Mt Harris!
Postponed to Summer 2021
Tracing Echoes of the Past & Tour of the Cemetery
Sunday, October 4, 2020,  2 pm - 5 pm
Learn about tombstone symbolism and gravestone rubbing techniques followed by a tour of the cemetery!
Sessions at 2, 3 & 4 pm.  Limited space.  Supplies provided.  Suggested donation $10 at the event.
Reserve your spot by e-mail:  Drop-ins welcome if space is available.
Dress for weather and walking (weather permitting).
Social Distancing will be observed / face masks encouraged.
Benefit event for Hayden Heritage Center and Hayden Cemetery Preservation Project
Annual Hayden Holiday Stroll
Please come in to visit and view our selection of toys and books for your holiday needs!!!

Funding has been provided by Colorado Humanities and the National Endowment for the Humanities as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act economic stabilization plan of 2020

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© Hayden Heritage Center

Phone: (970)276-4380


physical address:

300 W. Pearl St

Hayden Co

mailing address:

PO Box 543

Hayden Co 81639