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Take a Trip through History at Park City’s Top Museums

Want to get to know the rich history of the Park City area? One of the best ways is to visit some of our wonderful museums. Take a look at some of our favorites below!

The Park City Museum

This museum is a nonprofit organization that studies the history of Park City. The museum’s mission is to “preserve, protect, and promote Park City’s history and heritage.” The museum is housed inside of Historic City Hall, built in 1885, and features exhibits from the earliest days of Park City to the present. One of the favorite exhibits is Park City’s Territorial Jail, also known as “The Dungeon.” You can hear stories from those who inhabited the cells and even see some graffiti left by these folks.

You can take in a quick talk by the museum director before beginning your self-guided exploration of the museum. And those with families can take in the “Park City History Detectives” activity. You and your kids will be guided through the exhibits and will love delving deeper into Park City’s history.

Hours:

Monday to Saturday — 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sunday — Noon to 6 pm.
Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas

Olympic Welcome Plaza

This museum plays homage to the 2002 Olympic Winter Games, along with 18 other Winter Olympic host cities. This is a small outdoor venue with exhibits highlighting Park City’s Olympic legacy.

Alf Engen Ski Museum and the George S. and Delores Dore Eccles 2002 Olympic Winter Games Museum

These two museums are housed in the Joe Quinney Winter Sports Center at the Utah Olympic Park. The mission is to preserve the heritage of ski history in order to share it with the public. The exhibits at these museums feature guided tours of competition sites, including one to the top of K-120 ski jump. Take in the interactive library where you can see photos and videos of Hall of Fame athletes and other museum events. Adjacent to the Alf Engen Museum is the Eccles Olympic Winter Games Museum, a gallery of visual exhibits from the 2002 Winter Games

Hours:

Daily — 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Closed Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas New Years Day

Park City Rental Properties

If you want to know more about these wonderful museums, please just ask one of Park City Rental Properties’ friendly and knowledgeable staff members!