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

    Mesa Verde

    National Park Colorado

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.


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Kiva courtyard at Spruce Tree House

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