Ft Garland Museum

Address
29477 Colorado 159, , , 81133
Telephone
(719) 379-3512

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Established in 1858, Fort Garland's primary purpose was as a base against attacks by Indians in an effort to protect the new settlers.  It was once under the command of the legendary Kit Carson, and has an excellent exhibit of his career and family life.  Walk the parade grounds, tour the adobe buildings—including a display about the famed Buffalo Soldiers—and view 19th Century artifacts from early pioneers.  The museum features living history performances at special events throughout the year. 

Follow Highway 160 east from Alamosa for 25 miles into the town of Ft Garland.  Turn right onto Highway 159, the museum will be on your right about one block down. 

Museum Hours


January & February: Closed

March 1 - October 31 9am-5pm Daily

November to December 31 10am-4pm Tues-Sat 

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Upcoming Events

  • Fri, Jan 27 Two days completely packed with fun- family friendly activities. Live Ice sculpting, faux snowman building, a scavenger hunt, a kids costume contest, a Grub-n-Pub a fire and ice...

  • Mon, Feb 20 Celebrate Presidents Day with Free Admission to explore the tallest dunes in North America! Climb the tallest dune or just enjoy the views, either way it is an...

  • Fri, Mar 10 See thousands of Sandhill Cranes migrate to the San Luis Valley for their annual "Spring Break" of sorts. Bus tours will be taken with wildlife experts out to...

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