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

  • Thu, Jul 28 5:30pm Rotary Chuckwagon Dinner. 7:30pm Concert featuring Josh Turner, double-platinum singer, songwriter and Clare Dunn, one of country music's new stars. 10pm - 1pm Dance.

  • Fri, Jul 29 Colorado’s oldest pro rodeo began in 1919. 10am Parade. 2pm Local Rodeo Amateur events & professional slack. 7pm PRCA Rodeo. 9pm-1pm (concert-music-dance)

  • Fri, Jul 29 Join us for the San Luis Valley Beat the Heat BBQ, a sanctioned Kansas City Barbecue Society and Rocky Mountain Barbecue Association State Championship event. Enjoy BBQ and...

  • Sat, Jul 30 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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