• View of Square Tower House, seen along the Mesa Top Loop

    Mesa Verde

    National Park Colorado

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Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum Exhibit Area Reopens

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Date: February 18, 2011
Contact: Sue Johnson-Erner, 970-529-4612

On Monday, February 28, 2011, the Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum exhibit area will reopen. Portions of the exhibit area have been closed since February 2 when the Fire Suppression System ruptured. Park entrance fees will be waived through February 27 while repairs are made to the building. Regular park entrance fees of $10.00 per vehicle will be in effect beginning February 28, 2011.

The Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum is open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Additional information may be obtained by calling the park's main information line at (970) 529-4465.


Did You Know?

The north courtyard of Balcony House

Contrary to popular belief, the Ancestral Puebloan people of Mesa Verde did not disappear. They migrated south to New Mexico and Arizona, and became today’s modern pueblo people.