The Mesa Verde Museum is one of the oldest in the National Park Service. Constructed between 1922-25, it replaced a log cabin that had exhibited cultural items since 1917.
The museum is located on Chapin Mesa, 20 miles from the park entrance.
Galleries of cultural objects including Ancestral Pueblo ceramics, mugs, jewlery, and sandals provide insight into what life was like at Mesa Verde.
The park film, "Footsteps of Our Ancestors," is shown in the museum's theater on the hour and half hour.
The museum is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day.
Last updated: December 26, 2023