Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum

Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum
Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum

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Hours

January to early March, 9:00 am to 4:30 pm*
Early March to early April, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Early April to mid October, 8:00 am to 6:30 pm
Mid October to early November, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Early November to late December, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm*

*The museum is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day.

For specific hours during the time of your visit, go to Operating Hours & Seasons.

 

Location

The museum is located on Chapin Mesa, 20 miles from the park entrance.


Exhibits

The museum displays dioramas illustrating Ancestral Pueblo life. There are also many exhibits of prehistoric artifacts, a chronology of Ancestral Pueblo culture, and other items related to the park.


Special Programs

A 25-minute orientation film is shown on the hour and half-hour. This film offers an excellent overview of the history of Mesa Verde.


Available Facilities

  • Bookstore, water, restrooms, snack bar, gift shop, and post office are located near the museum.
  • View Spruce Tree House, the third-largest and best preserved cliff dwelling, from overlooks nearby.

Last updated: July 1, 2017

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

PO Box 8
Mesa Verde National Park, CO 81330

Phone:

(970) 529-4465

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