Museum opening hours: Wednesdays 1 pm to 4 pm & Saturdays 10 am to 2 pm Special tours or research hours can be provided by calling 719-559-0837

Physical Address:

66 Lower Glenway

Palmer Lake, CO 80133

Mailing address:

PO Box 662

Palmer Lake, CO 80133

Monument Walking Tour

Monument Walking Tour

Monument began as a territorial ranching settlement in the mid 1860’s. It was first called “Henry’s Station”, after Henry “Dutch” Limbach, who ran a saloon on his homestead claim. When the Denver & Rio Grande railroad came through in 1872, the name was changed to Monument, after the prominent rock formation to the west of town.

The town layout is quite typical of a 19th-century western railroad town with a “Front Street” usually parallel to the train tracks, intersected with written, numbered street names, followed by commemorative presidential names.

Please note, there is no access or entry to private homes.