Home Exhibits Collections Events Research Kids' Join Support Links Publications Facebook
The Animas Museum is owned and operated by the La Plata County Historical Society, whose directors and staff have transformed the 1904 Animas City School  building into a charming local history museum.

The Museum offers a variety of exhibits and programs for all ages, and is also home to our research library and photo archives. 

For the latest on activities and events at the museum, please check here or on our Facebook page.

All Aboard!
The La Plata County Historical Society is hosting the Tacoma History Train.  This special event includes a tour of the historic Tacoma Power Plant.  Funds raised with support the Animas Museum.  We will depart the train station on Saturday, April 29th at 9:45am.  The cost is $85 per ticket which includes a box lunch and beverage.  For more information and tickets call the Animas museum at 950.259.2402.  Don't delay--this event sold out quickly last year!

New Website Coming Soon
We're working hard on our new website which is launching late spring 2017.
Keep checking back.

The mission of the La Plata County Historical Society is to keep La Plata County history and culture alive for present and future generations.

Please support the museum by donating today!


Panorama view of the Joy Cabin.
3065 West 2nd Ave.,
Durango, CO
(Corner of 31 St
and West 2nd Ave.)
Click Here for Map
Adults: $5.00
Seniors 65+: $4.00
Children 7-12: $2.00
Members and Children
6 and under: FREE
May - October:
Monday - Saturday
10am - 5pm
November - April:
Tuesday - Saturday
10am - 4pm
P.O. Box 3384
Durango, CO 81302
(970) 259-2402
via email