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Museum Hours


Summer 2017

Friday, May 5 through

Sunday, October 29, 2017


Open Daily

10:30 AM - 6:00 PM*


*Dates & hours are subject to change.


Fall-Winter-Spring 2017-2018

November 2017 - mid May* 2018




We are available by appointment year round. Please call ahead of when you would like to visit the museum.

The location of the Temple Israel museum is at:


201 West 4th Street

Leadville, Colorado 80461


The museum is one block west of Harrison Avenue on the southwest corner of the intersection of 4th Street and Pine Street.

Temple Israel is unique among restored buildings in the American West. Built in 1884, this frontier synagogue served a surprisingly large and active Jewish community until about 1912.


Although no longer a regular, active synagogue, the building was fully restored by 2008.  A permanent exhibition opened in 2012 that documents pioneer Jewish life with a collection of artifacts about Leadville, its resident Jews, Temple Israel as a synagogue, and life in a mining town in the 1880s and 1890s.

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Museum Rentals

While the building was restored as close as possible to its original 1884 appearance, it is not used as a synagogue and instead serves primarily as a museum.

However, the building can be available for weddings, Bar Mitzvahs, Bat Mitzvahs, funerals, memorials, or some other event.

If you are interested in a rental, please contact the Foundation at: 303.709.7050.

Temple Israel Foundation

208 West 8th Street

Leadville, Colorado 80461


Temple Israel Museum

201 West 4th Street

Leadville, Colorado 80461


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