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The Animas Museum is owned and operated by the La Plata County Historical Society, whose directors and staff have transformed the 1904 Animas City School  building into a charming local history museum.

The Museum offers a variety of exhibits and programs for all ages, and is also home to our research library and photo archives. 

For the latest on activities and events at the museum, please check here or on our Facebook page.

All Aboard!
The Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad stopped at Tacoma to drop off two car loads of history enthusiasts on Saturday, April 29.  Even though a few snowflakes fell, everyone enjoyed a tour of the power plant thanks to Xcel Energy then a box lunch back onboard.  Thanks to the Al Harper and the staff and crew of the railroad for a successful event.

The mission of the La Plata County Historical Society is to keep La Plata County history and culture alive for present and future generations.

Please support the museum by donating today!


Panorama view of the Joy Cabin.
3065 West 2nd Ave.,
Durango, CO
(Corner of 31 St
and West 2nd Ave.)
Click Here for Map
Adults: $5.00
Seniors 65+: $4.00
Children 7-12: $2.00
Members and Children
6 and under: FREE
May - October:
Monday - Saturday
10am - 5pm
November - April:
Tuesday - Saturday
10am - 4pm
P.O. Box 3384
Durango, CO 81302
(970) 259-2402
via email