Weekends in May and Memorial Day (29th)
Daily: June 1 - October 1
340 High Street
P.O. Box 9
Lyons CO, 80540
History of the Museum
The school building that now houses the Redstone Museum was originally built in 1881-1882 as a 30 foot by 40 foot one room schoolhouse. In 1895 a second story was added after enrollment increased as the town grew larger. One final addition was added in 1902, bringing the building to its final size that we see today. The building, which had previously been the only school in Lyons, became solely the elementary school after a separate high school was built in 1927. A new elementary school was later built in 1958, but the stone building was still used as classrooms until the 70s, when it was finally retired and turned into the Redstone Museum by the Lyons Historical Society.
The Museum Today
The museum now operates in the summer months, providing locals and tourists alike a look into the rich history of Lyons, Colorado. Inside you will find three gallery rooms as well as a research library, gift shop, and used book store. A staff member is always on hand to answer any questions you may have or to provide you with further information on any exhibits or research topics.
For those seeking research, the museum houses Lyons genealogy records, newspaper records, and business records.
Planning Your Visit
The Lyons Redstone Museum strives to make itself accessible to all who wish to visit, therefore admission is always free. Donations are greatly appreciated.
The museum gallery spaces are designed to be self-guided by visitors, however on-hand staff will gladly answer any questions about exhibits and museum events.
Group tours can be arranged, contact ahead of time.
Click here for the Lyons Historic District walking tour!
Parking for the museum is on-site and shared with Lyons Elementary School. However visitors should be aware that the parking lot is one-way, accessed via 3rd Ave.
The Lyons Redstone Museum is currently working on making the museum accessible while still maintaining the integrity of the historic building. The Lyons Redstone Museum requires three steps to get into the main floor and a staircase to access the second. Staff will gladly assist anyone with entering and viewing the museum.