TouR the Tabor Opera House

The Tabor Opera House will be closed the afternoon of 10/8/2019 to winterize the plumbing system due to the cold temperatures predicted. Tours will resume on Wednesday, October 9th, but there will be no restrooms available.

Through October 13, 2019: Open Tuesday through Sunday, with tours on the hour from Noon to 4 p.m. We are open from noon to 5 p.m. Tours last 30-45 minutes.

We are closed Mondays, including Labor Day.

Tickets may be purchased at the door.

Ticket Prices:  Adults    $12

Seniors|Veterans|Students $10

Children 10 and under free.

School student groups| $5 per person. Group tours of ten or more people are by appointment only.

See the Opera House as it is today, but envision it as Horace Tabor did in 1879. You will be taken through the Tabor Suites and second floor museum to the third floor ballroom where Horace and Baby Doe must have danced. Finally you will see the elegant performance hall with its original Andrews opera chairs.  You may sing on the stage, visit the dressing rooms under the stage and see where Harry Houdini vanished while performing his disappearing act.

You will be guided by local high school drama students or our local senior history buffs who will serve as interpreters for interactive tours with scripts in the voices of Leadville historical characters written by award-winning historical fiction author Donna Baier Stein.

Purchase the Museums of Leadville Passport at the Tabor Opera House or at the Visitor Center. This passport is the best bargain for seeing the following museums: 

  • Healy House Museum and Dexter Cabin

  • Heritage Museum

  • National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum

  • Matchless Mine

  • Temple Israel Synagogue and Museum

  • Tabor Home

  • Tabor Opera House

The Passport is for sale at the Leadville/Lake County Chamber of Commerce, any of the participating museums or the train depot. Most museums on the passport are open for passport holders Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. 

In addition to saving money on admission with one convenient ticket, the passport provides discounts at selected museum gift shops, and 10% off scenic trips:

  • Leadville Colorado & Southern Railroad

  • Twin Lakes Interlaken Boat Tours

Plan to spend several days to see all the museums. It will be well worth your time! 

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