Windsor History Museum

The museum is open for the 2021 season!

Interested in a private tour? Head to the Education & Tours page to learn how schedule a free tour of the museum for your group of 5 or more people. 

A large open grassy area in a residential neighborhood

Windsor History Museum features historic buildings from around Windsor built between 1882 and the 1920s. Each building helps tell the story of Windsor’s beginning with the completion of the Greeley, Salt Lake and Pacific Railroad through the sugar beet boom of the early 20th century. 

The Train Depot includes many exhibits and hands-on activities for all ages and is a great place to start your museum experience. 

Admission to Windsor History Museum is free, but donations are always appreciated! 

Family Days at the Windsor History Museum

Bring the entire family for these fun, free days at the Windsor History Museum! These events are free, but advance registration is required.

June: Archaeology Adventure

Sunday, June 13 1-4 p.m.

July: Weaving Wonders

Sunday, July 11 1-4 p.m.

August: Awesome Architecture

Sunday August 15 1-4 p.m.

Click here to register for this FREE family event!

Highlights Tours of the Windsor History Museum

Visit the Windsor History Museum for a pop-up highlights tour!  Get up close and personal with special artifacts, learn new stories about Windsor’s history, and enjoy a fun morning with your family or friends. These tours are free, but advance registration is required. Portable stools will be available to take between stops on the tour, and all routes are accessible for individuals using wheelchairs or walking aids.

Tours will occur on the following Saturdays at 10 a.m.
June 26
July 24
August 7

Click here to save your spot for a Highlights Tour!

  1. Train Depot
  2. School House
  3. Farm house
  4. Beet Shack
  5. Chapel

A museum in a cityBuilt: 1882
Original Location: One quarter mile southeast of current location

The Depot served as the town’s communication, commerce, and passenger center. Strategically located halfway between Greeley and Fort Collins, the depot connected Windsor with the larger region. Originally built by the Greeley, Salt Lake, and Pacific Railroad (which would later become the Colorado and Southern Railroad), the depot was opened in 1882 as a combination depot for both freight and passengers. In the late 1890s, the Depot was remodeled to accommodate the living quarters for the station agent and his family. 

The depot remained in service until the early 1970s when the Colorado and Southern Railroad decided to replace it with a new depot. Windsor locals worked with the town and railroad to save the original depot and were able to relocate it to its present location at Boardwalk Park in 1975. The building was restored in 1976 and became the Windsor Depot Centennial Museum (it opened in Colorado’s bicentennial year).

Group & School Tours

For special group/school tours, please visit the Education and Tours page.

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