Do you ever wonder what the history is behind some of the buildings in Historic Park City?  Long before Park City became a world class mountain resort and venue for the 2002 Olympic Winter Games, it was famous as a silver mining town and boasts a lively and colorful past. In 1884 Park City was incorporated and by 1889 the town's population was over 5,000. Modern conveniences like electricity and running water made Park City one of the most sought after mining towns in the West and by 1898 population in town reached 7,500, a number not far from today’s current full-time residency.

During the summer months, the Museum offers walking tours of Historic Main Street that provide a glimpse into our town's past. Weather-permitting, the tours leave the Museum Monday through Friday at 2pm. Cost is $5 per person. Groups of more than eight people need to make reservations at least three weeks in advance. Please arrive 10 minutes early, bring water and wear sun protection. There are no tours on July 4th and Labor Day. For more information, call 435-649-7457, ext 5102 or email education@parkcityhistory.org.