Colorado Chautauqua

A nonprofit organization

Support a Colorado Treasure!

Celebrating its 125th year, the Colorado Chautauqua is one of only 26 National Historical Landmarks in the State of Colorado and is widely recognized as a national treasure. Established in 1898, Chautauqua’s stunning 26-acre campus is situated at the base of Boulder’s flatirons. Attracting visitors and guests from the local community and around the world, Colorado Chautauqua is a nationally recognized leader for its sustainable historic preservation efforts, free and diverse community events, award-winning summer concert series, and its full program of educational, experiential and cultural public events.

When you make a gift to Chautauqua, you can count on those dollars making a difference. By giving to Chautauqua through Colorado Gives, you directly support Chautauqua’s ability to serve its 250,000 annual guests, as 83% of every dollar is reinvested in protecting, maintaining and improving this iconic National Historic Landmark.


The mission of the Colorado Chautauqua Association is to preserve, perpetuate and improve the site and spirit of the historic Chautauqua by enhancing its community and values through cultural, educational, social and recreational experiences.

Background Statement

The Colorado Chautauqua is the social, educational and recreational centerpiece of Colorado’s front range. Now in its second century, the Colorado Chautauqua and its 40+ miles of adjacent hiking trails and thousands of acres of open space, attracts over 2.4 million visitors each year while remaining committed to its historic purpose. Chautauqua continues to use its 82 historic buildings (cottages, auditorium, dining hall, general store, outdoor café, community house and academic hall) for their original purposes and to exemplify their original values: lifelong learning, love of nature, voluntary simplicity, music, oration and the arts.

The Colorado Chautauqua means many things to its visitors, guests, patrons, members and donors. It has survived and thrived for nearly 125 years because of the devotion and active support of people who value what it stands for and the many different opportunities it offers to "Discover What Matters."

Organization Data


Organization name

Colorado Chautauqua

other names


Year Established


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Arts, Culture & Humanities

Organization Size

Large Organization


900 Baseline Road
Boulder, CO 80302

Service areas

Boulder County, CO, US







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