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Francisco Fort Museum

306 South Main Street, La Veta, CO
+1 719-742-5501
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Great glimpse into history

Definitely worth a stop here. The museum is chock full of interesting displays and artifacts. Aside... read more

Reviewed 20 July 2017
Lone Tree, Colorado
Time well spent ...

We spent most of a morning at Fort Francisco with our daughter, her husband and six year old twins... read more

Reviewed 17 June 2017
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In continuous use since 1862, walking into the cool adobe buildings is truly stepping back in time! 10 Rooms in the fort, plus other historic buildings on the property (1890 saloon, 1876 log school house, working blacksmith forge, mining building, etc) is more than just artifacts and collections! Special events, educational programs, guided and self-guided tours run from Memorial Day - Labor Day. Group tours, special functions, etc upon request.
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306 South Main Street, La Veta, CO
+1 719-742-5501
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Reviewed 20 July 2017

Definitely worth a stop here. The museum is chock full of interesting displays and artifacts. Aside from the main building, there are several others, all worth walking through. We loved the one room schoolhouse, complete with desks, books, maps on the wall. Felt like kids...More

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Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

We spent most of a morning at Fort Francisco with our daughter, her husband and six year old twins, a girl and a boy. The kids were very interested in many of the exhibits and the staff added to their interest with stories and questions...More

Thank don7614
Reviewed 8 September 2016

The Museum isn't advertised where it is located very well, but it is well worth the time. LOADS of historical items, some buildings, artifacts, information about the area and remembrances of an era gone by. Being a history buff - I loved it! Very low...More

Thank bigredduchess
Reviewed 12 August 2016

Highly recommended to see a great collection of artifacts, photos, displays, etc. of pioneer days in La Veta and surrounding towns.

Thank Marc1118
Reviewed 27 July 2016

There is an excellent library adjacent to the Museum and lots of thrift and specialty shops as well.

Thank jv641
Reviewed 20 July 2016

Unassuming from the street, Francisco Fort Museum is a surprising collection of historical and cultural items from La Veta and the region. A visit here is a very good way to orient yourself to the area before exploring more extensively.

Thank James M
Reviewed 4 July 2016

While this museum was interesting to visit, it was mostly a bunch of antiques from different times and locations, which were not necessarily related to the trading post itself. Worth a visit none the less.

Thank Roberta M
Reviewed 5 June 2016

We had been to this museum years ago but came back to get more details for the Alexanders and Reads. Nancy was so knowledgeable and helpful. We will have more than family stories to tell our grandchildren about our Georgia colony ancestors.

Thank Gerfman32
Reviewed 30 May 2016

The Francisco Fort is an incredible place to visit. You walk back into history as you enter the adobe building and experience the fort as it was over a hundred years ago. The other attractions...the school house, blacksmith shop, saloon, coal mining building...were filled with...More

1  Thank Philip R
Reviewed 23 May 2016

The Francisco Fort Museum is very interesting and provides great information about the people and history of this area.

Thank LovingColorado2010on
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