Welcome to Florence Pioneer Museum and Research Center


Florence Pioneer Museum offers an ever-changing lineup of exhibits. It's worth coming back as there is always something for everyone to enjoy. Our website is a great opportunity to learn more about Florence Pioneer Museum. You can read about its history, get to know the team or stay up-to-date on related news and events.


The Florence Pioneer Museum and Research Center is now OPEN for visitors! 



The museum has placed a reopening protocol with the Fremont County Department of Public Health and Environment. Our protocol has been approved an we are now open again for visitors.

--Handsanitizer will be provided for patrons coming in and going out of the museum.

--Social distancing of 6 feet will be practiced.

--The guest book will be handled by the volunteer at the desk.

--Because many of our artifacts are not behind a display case, the museum asks patrons to have on gloves if they are going to pick up something for a closer look.

--Cleaning procedures are  in place when patrons leave the museum.



New at the Florence Pioneer Museum! Written by Louis R. Archuletta, Ray's younger brother. Louis shares the story of Ray and the men in his unit during their time in Vietnam.  See the "SFC Ray A. Archuletta Story" link for more information and how to order a book for your own!

Hours:  Tuesday-Friday

                1:00-4:00 pm

               Saturday: 10:00-3:00



      The Museum is willing to open by appointment on off hours. Call 719-784-1904 to make arrangements/reservations.   


Admission/donation: $5.00 per person 9 years old and up.

--8 years old and below: FREE!



If the local school district, Fremont RE-2, closes their schools for weather related events, The Florence Pioneer Museum and Reserach Center will be closed also.


 FPM now accepts plastic (as well as cash and personal checks). We can take:


Apple Pay

G PayVisa


American Express


Your Personal Debit Card        

Check out the "Sam Carlsson" link to see some more examples of Sam's wonderful work.


The Florence Pioneer Museum and Research Center's Century Club has been re-instated! Check out the "Century Club" link for more information on how you can have a membership to the FPM and support the Museum through a Century Club donation! 






Another way to donate to the Florence Pioneer Museum and Research Center:  good for the Museum and a break on your taxes for next year! Check the "Building Fund" link to find out more!



Mission Statement

To collect, preserve and interpret the rich historical heritage of
Florence Colorado, the surrounding mining
towns and eastern Fremont County.


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