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

  • Wed, Jul 26 When the Wight's Amusements Carnival comes to town, it always brings colorful excitement. The Carnival travels year-round to State and County Fairs. They also set up in malls,...

  • Thu, Jul 27 Concert & Country Western Dance This is Colorado's oldest pro rodeo which began in 1919. Kick of the festivities at 5:30pm with the Rotary Chuck Wagon Dinner, followed by...

  • Fri, Jul 28 Family Day! The Ski-Hi Stampede, Colorado’s oldest pro rodeo, has roots as deep as the San Luis Valley itself. The first rodeo was held August 11-13, 1919, and was...

  • Sat, Jul 29 You can visit the Market every Saturday during the months of July through October. At the Alamosa Farmers' Market you can find fresh, local and regional produce, baked...

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