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. 

April 1-October 31, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily
November 1-March 31 10 a.m.-4 p.m. daily

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Upcoming Events

  • Sat, Mar 7 10am Join the Rio Grande Scenic RR on their only winter excursion train this year. See the Rockies on the longest and highest standard gauge railroad in...

  • Fri, Mar 13 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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  • Sat, May 23 Re-en-actors have scheduled historical events throughout the Memorial Day weekend at Fort Garland. Activities include drills, living history demonstrations, games, and stories. Join them for fun, sun, and...

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