Boardwalk Park Museum

A large open grassy area in a residential neighborhood

Boardwalk Park Museum opens for the season on May 21!

Boardwalk Park Museum features historic buildings from around Windsor built between 1882 and the 1920s. These buildings help to tell the story of Windsor beginning with the completion of the Greeley, Salt Lake and Pacific Railroad through the sugar beet boom of the early 20th century. 

The Depot includes many exhibits and hands-on activities for all ages and is a great place to start your museum experience. Admission to Boardwalk Park Museum is free, but donations are always appreciated! Learn more about each of the buildings of the museum below.

  1. Train Depot
  2. School House
  3. Farm house
  4. Beet Shack
  5. Chapel

A museum in a cityBuilt: 1882
Original Location: One quarter mile southeast of current location

The Depot served as the town’s communication, commerce, and passenger center. Strategically located halfway between Greeley and Fort Collins, the depot connected Windsor with the larger region. Originally built by the Greeley, Salt Lake, and Pacific Railroad (which would later become the Colorado and Southern Railroad), the depot was opened in 1882 as a combination depot for both freight and passengers. In the late 1890s, the Depot was remodeled to accommodate the living quarters for the station agent and his family. 

The depot remained in service until the early 1970s when the Colorado and Southern Railroad decided to replace it with a new depot. Windsor locals worked with the town and railroad to save the original depot and were able to relocate it to its present location at Boardwalk Park in 1975. The building was restored in 1976 and became the Windsor Depot Centennial Museum (it opened in Colorado’s bicentennial year).An old cart with boxes

Group & School Tours

For special group/school tours, please visit the Education and Tours page.

Highlights Tours

Free public tours of the museum are offered every second and fourth Saturday at 10:00 a.m. beginning in June during the Summer Season. Please meet your tour guide at the Train Depot.

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