The Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum is one of the oldest in the National Park Service. Constructed between 1922-25, it replaced a log cabin that had exhibited cultural objects 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.
A 25-minute orientation film is shown on the hour and half-hour.
Museum Hours (Currently Closed Until Further Notice)
For specific hours of operation during the time you are visiting, please go to the Visitor Services and Interpretive Program Schedule.
Last updated: March 8, 2022