Jenny Harding, For TSM

If you have never been to Centennial Village Museum in Greeley, you are missing out on one of the greatest treasures in all of Weld County.

My wife and I toured the village for the 1st time ever during Potato Day on September 10, 2016. It's an event that the Friends of the Greeley Museums hold each year in September. I have to say I was impressed.

What is Centennial Village?

Centennial Village Museum features over 35 buildings historically significant to Weld County on 8-acres, just south of Island Grove Park in North Greeley. (1475 A St.)

How Was Centennial Village Started?

In the early 1970s, citizens of Weld County began work to acquire local historic structures to create an open air museum. Its original focus was to tell the tales of the determination and bravery displayed by this region’s early pioneers. Structures were collected and exhibits of collections installed in them to tell our unique heritage. Celebrating Colorado’s centennial and the nation’s bicentennial, the collection was named Centennial Village, and located next to Island Grove Park Regional Park. Centennial Village held its grand opening July 4, 1976.

Hours

  • Open May through September
  • Friday through Saturday, 10am – 5pm
  • Sunday, noon – 5pm
  • Closed on major holidays

Admission:

  • $8 Adult
  • $6 Seniors (60+)
  • $5 Children (3 to 17)
  • Special Family Rates