Welcome to the

Steelworks Center

Of The West

Pueblo, Colorado's Favorite Museum

The Steelworks Center of the West provides continuing education to the public through the preservation of historic archives, artifacts and buildings of the Colorado Fuel and Iron Company (CF&I), and related activities leading to the industrialization of the entire Western United States.

HOURS:

Hours: Tuesday-Saturday
10:00-12:00; 1:00-3:00

ADMISSION

Admission: $8 per adult, $4 per child
Members of Steelworks Center are free.
CSU-Pueblo and Pueblo Community College students are free with valid student ID

Announcements:

Steelworks Museum is Reopening Tuesday, April 6, 2021 with a Smithsonian Exhibit!

Safe and Welcome for 2021
 
We have updated our safety measures to ensure a safe environment while you explore the history of CF&I. We ask that you please respect the following rules to ensure an enjoyable and safe museum experience for all.
 
  • By order of the Pueblo County Variance Request, Public Health Order 20-28, museum guests must be asked whether they have COVID-19 symptoms at the door, must sign-in with their name and phone number to assist public health in contact tracing should the need arise and maintain strict social distancing criteria of 6 feet or more. In addition, the museum will operate at a reduced capacity.
  • All museum guests over the age of 3 years old must wear a face covering that covers your nose and mouth at all times. If you have a medical exemption, please let us know upon entry.
  • All museum guests will have their temperature taken with a non-contact thermometer.
  • Hand sanitizing stations will be available throughout the museum.
  • Large groups of 8 or more people are requested to make special arrangements with us prior to your visit by calling staff at 719-564-9086.

Visit The Museum

The Steelworks Museum is housed in the former CF&I Medical Dispensary, built in 1901. The museum features exhibits related to all facets of CF&I and related industries’ impacts on the American West.

Archives

Archives include over 100,000 photographs, more than 150 films, 30,000 maps and drawings, hundreds of ledgers, and internal publications such as Camp and Plant, The Industrial Bulletin, and The Blast.

Education

The Steelworks Center offers a number of educational programs and resources for students and teachers. Our mission is to educate students and teachers about the history of Pueblo.

Steelworks Museum of the West

News, Events and Announcements

CONTACT INFORMATION

Address: 215 Canal Street,
Pueblo, CO 81004 ( map )
Phone: (719) 564-9086
Send Us a Message: eMail Us

 

PLEASE HELP SUPPORT OUR MISSION

Make a Financial Contribution

Your contributions help us to fulfill our mission of protecting the historic archives, artifacts, and buildings of the Colorado Fuel and Iron Company and the entire Industrial West, and provide educational programs to bring this history and technology to life!

Visit the Steelworks Park

You can help to support this project and leave your own mark on the Steelworks Park by adopting a park bench or a garden area, donating directly to restore Mine Rescue Car No. 1, or by purchasing a brick.

Become a Member

Please consider becoming a member of the Steelworks Center of the West. Your membership supports our mission, including educational programming and the preservation of the archival collections and museum artifacts.

Volunteer

We accept volunteers of all ages. Whether you are volunteering on behalf of your school or organization, or you just have extra time on your hands contact us! We have enjoyable and interesting tasks ranging from working in the museum to working in the archives.

What people say about us

Verified Google Reviews

Ed T.
This is a fascinating museum. If you want to understand Pueblo, this place will thoroughly explain it's roots. The curator was full of info and delightful. I will definitely go back.
Cheryl R.
I love going to museums..I took my grandson for free day .. I learned so much about the history of the CF and I and Pueblo and surrounding counties.. you learn so much and you can feel so much history and everything you see.. it's only $6 for adults and $4 for children and I recommend more people to check this out.
Kisi T.
Dedicated staff that preserve the memories of generations of hard workers and the neighborhood. Hours of information!
AJ B.
Very very interesting true history of Pueblo and how this city "Steel City" was an integral part of the great Industrial Revolution in America
Mary R.
It brought back a laot of good memories as well as some of the bad. Strikes and layoffs were hard times. Victoria let me see Dads work record.
Terrie A.
Thank you for this great photo. My grandfather started working in the blast furnace when he was 12 years old, opening the doors to the furnace. He retired at 65 as a car operator. He spent his entire career in the blast furnaces
Steelworks Museum of the West

Steelworks Museum is Reopening Tuesday,
April 6, 2021 with a Smithsonian Exhibit!

Tuesday – Saturday 10:00 am to 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

We have received a 5 Star Certification from Pueblo County for going the extra mile to
ensure the safety of our customers during the pandemic. We will continue to go above
and beyond to ensure your safety with our sanitation processes and observing all
precautions necessary. Please do your part to help us maintain this certification by
continuing to wear your mask and maintain a safe distance between other patrons.
#fivestar #onepueblo