photo: Britt Tyson Fuiks

Thordis Niela Simonsen
photo: Britt Tyson Fuiks, 2017

mailing address

Museum of Authenticity (both locations)
P.O. Box 1091
Salida CO 81201
*ADA entrance & parking space behind Museum.

street address

Museum of Authenticity (exhibits, shop, gardens)
124 East 2nd Street
Salida CO 81201

Museum Annex (gallery/shop, studio, events)
119-B East 1st Street
Salida CO, 81201

phone / email

303.585.1783 mobile


The Museum of Authenticity (exhibits, shop, and gardens) and the Museum of Authenticity Annex (gallery/shop, studio, events) are both currently open by reservation or by chance. For reservations, please call 303.585.1783 (on the spot) or send an email or text (in advance) with your request. When possible, please contact the Museum well in advance of your proposed visit to insure that your reservation request is received and can be confirmed. MoA is also open by chance. We are open year round and available most days and times. However, because MoA encompasses two neighboring locations, please call (not text) 303.585.1783 to notify us of your arrival—the phone ring serves as doorbell.


Admission to the Museum at 124 E 2nd Street: $10 per adult; children free [cash or check].
Admission to the Museum Annex at 119-B E 1st Street: free [donations always welcome].


The Museum of Authenticity (exhibits, shop, gardens) is located at 124 East 2nd Street between “E” and “F” streets in the heart of historic downtown Salida, Colorado.

The Museum Annex (gallery/shop, studio, events) is located at 119-B East 1st Street between “E” and “F” streets.



from Denver: southwest via hwy 285 & 291 (approximately 2.75 hours; 140 miles)

from Colorado Springs: west via hwy 24, 285 & 291 (approximately 2.25 hours; 115 miles)

from Pueblo: west via hwy 50 (approximately 2 hours; 100 miles)


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