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. CF&I was a strong force in the development of the history of Pueblo and Southern Colorado. At one time CF&I was the largest private landowner and the largest employer in Colorado and with ownership of mines and mining towns operated throughout the West, the company developed the economy and life in Pueblo as well as surrounding towns in Southern Colorado. By visiting the Steelworks Museum, you will learn how CF&I played a part in the history and development of Colorado through the histories of:

  • Western industrialization
  • Coal and iron mining
  • Steel production
  • The Denver & Rio Grande and Colorado and Wyoming railroads
  • Labor issues
  • Western immigration


The Steelworks Museum was opened in 2007 and serves as the interpretive center for CF&I history. The Steelworks Center of the West was established in 2014 to integrate all of our museum, archives and education programs.

We host a variety of activities to involve our members, students, scholars and the general public in the preservation and interpretation of the rich history of the Industrial West:

Discounts apply for groups making reservations in advance. Tours normally last 1-2 hours and can be tailor-made to fit your group’s interests. Call the museum at 719-564-9086 x 108 to make reservations.

We host a variety of lecture programs with scholars, past mill or mine workers, or media personalities. Current speakers are updated as they approach.

These behind the scenes tours give an in-depth look at the current progress to process and preserve the Steelworks Archives. These tours are guided by our staff and are conducted by special arrangement. Call the museum at 719-564-9086 x 108 to make reservations.

We host a variety of special events, including new exhibits receptions, Coal Camp Tours and our signature events, FACES of CF&I and Saints ‘n Sinners, a tour of historic churches and taverns. Events are updated as they approach.

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