The entire Victorian core of this 19th-century mining town has been carefully preserved, and you can see it on your own (stop by the Breckenridge Welcome Center for more info), or, during the summer, on guided tours conducted by Breckenridge History. Colorfully painted shops and restaurants occupy the old buildings, most dating from the 1880s and 1890s. Most of the historic district focuses on Main Street and extends east on either side of Lincoln Avenue. Among the 254 historic buildings in the district are the Barney Ford Museum, 111 E. Washington Ave.; the 1875 Edwin Carter Museum, 111 N. Ridge St.; and the 1896 William Harrison Briggle House, 104 N. Harris St., in Milne Park. In summer, the Washington Mine & Milling Exhibit and gold-panning at Lomax Placer Gulch will acquaint you with pivotal chapters in Breckenridge's mining history.