Living History In Action – Littleton Museum Colorado

suitable for toddlers to 14.  Allow 2 hours

This summer Papa Joe and I had a great holiday exploring Utah and Colorado without the grandchildren!!!!

Our daughter and her two munchkins were also going to be holidaying in Colorado so she asked us to look out for great places to take them. When we stumbled upon The Littleton Museum we knew we had hit a winner.

littleton museum peacockThe museum has a main exhibition centre with displays about the beginnings of Littleton up to the present time, but the part that will really appeal to the grandchildren are the two living history farms.

There are farm animals to see and also peacocks who strut around the grounds.

There is also a Kids Connection area in the main building with plenty of hands-on activities.


Where: 6028 S. Gallup St.Littleton, CO 80120 USA
Admission: Free  Tue – Sat: 8:00am – 5:00pm   Sun:1:00pm – 5:00pm      Mon closed
Facilities:  shop,  weekend & holiday activities
Website: www.littletongov.org/

littleton museum farm 1

littleton museum farm 2









You get a real feel of pioneer life when you see the older 1860s Colorado farmhouse, and the way things had changed within 30 years when you view the newer 1890s home.

Around the two farms you will come across very helpful interpreters dressed in the typical clothes of the time and who explain the everyday life of  the farmers.

littleton museum blacksmith3We visited the museum during the summer school holidays and there were several activities going on for children led by the interpreters.

One group were even learning blacksmith skills.

After we our visit we then drove to the nearby W Main Street in the centre of Littleton which was full of restaurants and a selection of interesting independent shops.



Getting There 6028 S. Gallup St.Littleton, CO 80120 (about 10 miles South of Central Denver)
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