The Spirit of the Old West


Explore the most prolific time of change in American History through stories of American westward expansion from the mid-1700s through the early 1900s.
The Spirit of the Old West
The Spirit of the Old West Gallery explores the life of the Plains Indians and the 19th century westward expansion of settlers into the American West.
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"This is unlike anything you will ever see. It's a fascinating walk through history that you must see to believe!"
Michael Checkwood - Los Angeles, CA
This is unlike anything you will ever see. It's a fascinating walk through history that you must see to believe!*|*Michael Checkwood - Los Angeles, CA
The American West
Explore the history and way of life in the American frontier.
The Spirit of the Old West Gallery weaves the story of the American West, depicting the challenges, successes, and failures of both Native Americans and American Settlers. Learn about the life of the Plains Indians and the settling of the Western Frontier, from Mountain Men and Settlers, to Outlaws and Lawmen. These inspiring stories make up the larger American Story, and the Blackhawk Museum hopes to educate and entertain while preserving these important histories for future generations.
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The Leaders of the Great Nations

Native American Tools and Weapons

Artifacts of Native American Life

Rare and Unique Firearms

Tales of the Gunfighters

The Tools of the Frontier Settlers

Schedule Your Tour
Join our docent-led tours.
The Blackhawk Museum offers guided tours for groups of 10 or more by appointment only. Two tours per group, per day, are available. Group admission pricing is extended if tickets are paid in advance or with one group ticket purchased at the Reception Desk at the time of the tour. Book a tour by clicking on the link above or contact programs@blackhawkmuseum.org for more information.

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