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Fort Garland Museum

29477 Highway 159, Fort Garland, CO 81133-9901
+1 719-379-3512
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Great Find!

On my way from Great Sand Dunes, heading East, and I noticed the sign. Didn't look like much from... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Deb A
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Wonderful Place To Visit

They call this a museum but it is actually a fort with several of the original buildings. We... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Russell, Kansas
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29477 Highway 159, Fort Garland, CO 81133-9901
+1 719-379-3512
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Reviewed 5 days ago

On my way from Great Sand Dunes, heading East, and I noticed the sign. Didn't look like much from the street but what an amazing place! I really love history and was delighted to stumble across this place, connecting for me the stories of Fort...More

Thank Deb A
Reviewed 1 week ago

They call this a museum but it is actually a fort with several of the original buildings. We planned our visit for their special event on Memorial Day weekend. We were there on Saturday from 9:00 until 3:30 to take in all of the reenactments...More

Thank ParkDreamer
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This historical fort has five original building still intact. The staff was very informative and friendly. We happened to be here on Memorial Day weekend, so there was a re-enactment group (men and ladies) present, which was fun and unique. The ladies were in period...More

Thank Chris L
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

Not being a native Coloradan, I didn't learn about the significance of Fort Garland on the Civil War growing up. Walking around the grounds, this history comes alive. The tribute to the Buffalo Soldiers was also a surprise as I didn't realized they were stationed...More

1  Thank ehsincolo
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

Nice break in our 3 hour drive to Hooper, Colorado. Enjoyed walking the fort and walking into the different rooms as they were in 1858-83, only 25 years in use.

1  Thank rjhill2016
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

This fort has many original buildings and artifacts from its days as a Union fort. A short video in the theater starts your self guided tour and gives you an overview of what you will see and experience. Ghost sightings no extra charge! The Buffalo...More

1  Thank Ellen G
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Worth stopping to see if you are a history buff. Tour is self-guided and only takes an hour at the most. Well preserved and displays are explained in just enough detail.

1  Thank Schofield1956
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

If you are headed to Great Sand Dunes NP stop by this little gem of a museum from Denver via Walsenburg.Charity behind the counter was a wealth of information and kindness. So worth it.

1  Thank amyf59
Reviewed 27 September 2016

Happened to come along this fort and happy we did. For a small fee, one can learn about the history of the soldiers that protected the western communities. The museum is very well done with authentic displays, pictures and artifacts. The tour is self-guided throughout...More

1  Thank katiedog84
Reviewed 10 September 2016

This is a gem of a museum hidden in the SanLuis Valley. It consistently improves it's offerings by brining in different shows and classes.

1  Thank Terri S
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