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Broomfield Depot Museum
 The mission of thBroomfield Depot Museume Broomfield Depot Museum is to collect, preserve, and interpret the history of Broomfield while focusing on the railroad depot.

Constructed by Colorado & Southern Railway (C&S) bridge and building crews in 1909, the Broomfield Depot jointly served the C&S and one of its subsidiaries, the Denver & Interurban Railroad (D&I). The C&S provided standard rail service while the D&I was an electric commuter line between Denver and Boulder. The D&I was known as the "Kite Route" because its 51-mile route resembled a kite on a string.

Its hard to imagine Broomfield as a small town but in 1909 only 160 people resided in the hamlet. Concerned about the lack of housing for a station agent and hoping to attract a married man because they were considered steady and reliable, the railroad built the living-in depot with a family in mind. Guided tours explain the risks and benefits for the railroad employees and their families who lived onsite.

Upcoming Programs at the Depot

May 17:
Special event to celebrate the launch of a newly published children’s book by Charlotte Ann Havey.  Shep the Turnpike Dog is based on the true story of the tollbooth mascot turned Broomfield legend who won the hearts of turnpike drivers in the 1950s and 60s.
Click here for more information.

All events begin at noon and are free of charge.  No tickets or preregistration is required, however, seating is limited.

Depot closing on June 3.

The City and County of Broomfield received a Colorado State Historical Fund grant of $94,578 to rehabilitate the Broomfield Depot Museum. The total project budget is $126,105 ~ grant requested (75%) $94,578 plus the cash match (25%) $31,527.

The museum will have to close between June and October so crews can get to work on renovating the historic structure's windows, doors and siding.

The Broomfield Depot Museum Friends is a membership based nonprofit organization that supports the Broomfield Depot Museum through advocacy, fund-raising and increasing public awareness. Click here for information about the Broomfield Depot Museum Friends.

Jacqui Ainlay-Conley
Museum Administrator

2201 W. 10th Ave.
Broomfield, CO 80020
Map & directions

Ph: 303.460.6824

Saturday: Noon - 3 p.m.
or by appointment