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NEW AND IMPROVED CARRIAGE MUSEUM

Julie Penrose, widow of entrepreneur Spencer Penrose who built the BROADMOOR in 1918, built the Carriage Museum in 1941. The Museum features the many carriages that Mr. And Mrs. Penrose collected throughout their lifetime. El Pomar Foundation operates this prominent historic resource in keeping with the Penrose commitment to preserve and promote the regions history and heritage. The Museums extensive collection contains 33 horse-drawn carriages and five motorized carriages, including three Pikes Peak Auto Hill Climb race cars (circa 1920’s), Mrs. Penrose’s 1928 Cadillac limousine, and 1906 Renault.
Among the exhibits are two presidential carriages, including an 1841 Williamsburg Brougham used for the inauguration ceremony of William Henry Harrison, the 9th President of the United States. The other presidential carriage, an 1862 “C” Springs Victoria, belonged to the 21st U.S. President, Chester A Arthur.
Museum doors re-opened to a brand new 8,500 square foot facility adjacent to Broadmoor Hall. Several new exhibits are featured, along with a Broadmoor casino table, authentic Native American artifacts, antique firearms and collection of vintage riding tack-saddles, harnesses and stirrups. The Museum is open to the public and free of charge.

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