Steelworks Museum of Industry and Culture / Bessemer Historical Society

Steelworks Museum of Industry and Culture / Bessemer Historical Society,
215 Canal St.,
Pueblo, CO 81004

The Colorado Fuel and Iron Company (CF&I) was the first integrated steel mill west of the Mississippi River. It was founded in 1872 by General William Jackson Palmer to manufacture steel rails for his Denver and Rio Grande Railway. At one time CF&I was the largest private landowner and the largest employer in Colorado. In addition to its railroads and steel mill, CF&I mines and mining towns operated throughout the west and the firm owned subsidiary companies ranging from the states of Massachusetts to California.

  • Designations:
    • National Register of Historic Places
  • Facility Amenities:
    • Bus/Motorcoach Parking,
    • Gift Shop,
    • Parking on Site
  • General Information:
    • ADA Accessible,
    • Family-Friendly,
    • Hours of Operation
  • Group Amenities:
    • Accommodates Tour Groups,
    • Bus/Motorcoach Parking on site,
    • Group Rates Available