Gold was first discovered in Breckenridge on August 10th in the year 1859 along the Blue River. The very first mining camp, Fort Mary B. was established. Later that year in November, the new town of Breck“in”ridge was founded and soon after that a post office was built servicing over 8,000 miners. After securing a post office, the first stage coach arrived in town.
Breckenridge has a unique and interesting history—much like the many other mountain towns in Colorado. To this day, visitors are still able to see where the town started, where the mining happened and where life was brought to Breckenridge. Not a ski town at the time, gold was the main priority bringing thousands of people from around the country to a little town we now call Breckenridge.
In the Historic District of Breckenridge, you will find Victorian-style Homes, Condominiums and Luxury properties. Many lots in this area still have the original cabins and homes that the miners and founders of Breckenridge lived in. With a rich history steeped in mining and a bit of the Wild West, the Breckenridge Historic District is a great place to call home.
You can literally walk to EVERYTHING if you are living or staying in the Historic District of Breckenridge! Walk to the Gondola (located right off Main Street in Breckenridge) or take the free ride bus there. Once on the warm gondola, ride it to the base of Peak 8 where your mountain adventure starts! Walk to the Riverwalk Center for music and live productions, the Backstage Theater, art and cultural events throughout the year, and all the wonderful restaurants and “watering holes” in the downtown area.
The Historic District of Breckenridge has a lot to offer the mountain adventure traveler! In the summers enjoy the large trail system that goes for hundreds of miles where you can enjoy hiking or mountain biking from your back door. Fly fish on the Blue River by walking down towards Main Street, go horseback riding, golfing or white water rafting at the many locations nearby. The Summit Stage bus also makes several stops throughout the Historic District and connects riders to all ski resorts and towns throughout Summit County…and it’s also all free!
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