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Grand Encampment Museum

Grand Encampment Museum

The Grand Encampment Museum is located at 807 Barnett in Encampment. Tramway towers stand on the grounds with ore buckets hanging from cables to show how copper ore was transported 16 miles from the mountain mines to the smelter in Encampment before the S&E Railroad arrived. A recent museum project is restoration of the original caboose of the S&E. A variety of resources and lifestyle exhibits at the museum offer more information on the copper boom and the history of the town and surrounding area. Visitors can also climb a fire lookout tower and view other United States Forest Service memorabilia. A recent remodeling enhanced the museum’s ability to help researchers, and the Culleton building is now open year-round as a research center. For more information, visit the website at http://www.gemuseum.com/ or call (307) 327-5308.