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

  • Sat, Apr 1 Do you like DIY projects? Love Springtime? We will have a variety of vendors at this show that will get your ready for all your home remodeling...

  • Sat, Apr 15 In Celebration of National Parks Week April 15-16 and April 22-23 are Admission FREE.Come explore the Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve! Climb the tallest dune, try...

  • Sat, Apr 22 In Celebration of National Parks Week April 15-16 and April 22-23 are Admission FREE.Come explore the Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve! Climb the tallest dune, try...

  • Fri, Apr 28 The Durango High School Orchestra will perform a 30-minute afternoon concert at the Great Sand Dunes Visitor Center. This competitive group will begin the concert at 1:00 pm....

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