6028 S. Gallup Street
Littleton, CO 80120
• Open Tues-Sat 9am-3pm
• Closed Sun-Mon and holidays
• Free general admission
• Reservations required
• Call for group pricing and reservations
• Food and beverages are not allowed in the museum or on the farm sites
With Arapahoe County moving to Level Red in response to the rise in COVID-19 cases, the Littleton Museum will close the main building but continue to provide public access to the 1860s and 1890s living history farms.
Starting Saturday, November 21, the museum will close for 10 days to install a new entrance point through the building's education wing and out to the farms. The farms will reopen on Tuesday, December 1, as a passive-use park where visitors can stroll the walking paths and view the livestock and animals. The historic buildings will remain closed.
Hours of operation will be 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday. There will be a limit of 50 visitors per hour and reservations are required. Schools and organized groups will not be permitted. Visiting groups should be from the same household, maintain at least six feet of social distancing from other visitors, and are strongly encouraged to limit their time on the farms to one hour. Masks are required.
For reservations, call the museum at 303-795-3950.
Masks worn over the nose and mouth are required for entry into the Littleton Museum (does not apply to children ages 2 and under).
The Littleton Museum offers visitors a unique link between Littleton's past and present. Located on 40 acres adjacent to Ketring Lake, it encompasses three exhibition galleries, a children's interactive gallery, research center, lecture hall, and two 19th-century living history farm sites.
The 1860s homestead farm and the 1890s turn-of-the-century urban farm represent how people lived and worked during the early years in Littleton and the South Platte Valley. Museum staff and volunteers dressed in period-appropriate costumes, work on the farm sites, run the working blacksmith shop, and teach in Littleton's first one-room school house, offering a "living history' perspective to the museum visitor.
The permanent gallery exhibits a comprehensive historical look at Littleton from pre-history to the present through graphics, photography, and artifacts from the museum's collections. The fine arts gallery hosts original art and photography, including exhibits sponsored by the Littleton Fine Arts Board. The changing gallery displays temporary and traveling exhibits from the Smithsonian Institution, other museums, and the Littleton Museum's collections. For the museum's younger visitors, the Kids' Connection provides interactive hands-on exhibits and activities.
The research center containing the museum's non-circulating collection of books, manuscripts, maps, and photographs focused on Littleton and the surrounding area is open to the public by appointment. Staff and volunteers are available to assist with research.
The Littleton Museum is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and was the first museum in Colorado to be recognized as an Affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution.
From a child's delight at seeing the animals on the farm sites, to scholarly exploration in the research center, to attending one of the many events on the museum grounds, there is something for everyone to experience and enjoy at the Littleton Museum.