The National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum’s mission is to
“tell the story about mining, its people, and its importance to the American public.”
A federally chartered non-profit, located in the famous 1880's silver boomtown of Leadville, Colorado at the top of the Rocky Mountains. The National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum is a monument to the memory of the men and women who pioneered the discovery, development and processing of our nation's natural resources.
Known as the "Smithsonian of the Rockies" and the "Premier Showcase of American Mining," the National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum came to be in 1987. Our building was built in 1899 and was formerly the Leadville High School. Our museum houses 25,000 square feet of interactive and informative exhibits showcasing our collection of mining's colorful history.