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Fort Garland Museum

29477 Highway 159, Fort Garland, CO 81133-9901
+1 719-379-3512
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Real Neat

If you are interested in the old west and how people and our military survived the harshest of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tomball, Texas
via mobile
off the beaten path gem!

An important fort in the history of settlement in the San Luis Valley. The historic fort museum is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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29477 Highway 159, Fort Garland, CO 81133-9901
+1 719-379-3512
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are interested in the old west and how people and our military survived the harshest of conditions, this is a must see. Take your time and read all the little post or the guided tour and you Will go away with a wealth...More

Thank LTCliff
Reviewed 1 week ago

An important fort in the history of settlement in the San Luis Valley. The historic fort museum is in great shape and it is evident that the builds are well cared for. Walking around inside I had a sense and reflection of the history that...More

Thank spiritravels
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is a gem! Great Civil War documentation of the fort while it was in commission. Lots of emphasis on Kit Carson and the Buffalo Soldiers that were once stationed there. Five of the original buildings were restored and you can walk through them...More

Thank Amy M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was very interesting, good displays for that time period. There were a number of building that were open with displays. The buildings were nice and cool inside so you could take your time to see and read the displays at the different locations. Its...More

Thank Tom H
Reviewed 30 June 2017

Almost like Jamestown. Wonderful Southwestern trading fort. Great job recreating fort tour guides in period dress. The guides are knowledgeable. The artifacts include trade goods, beads,weapons, etc.. The pelts give you an understanding economy of time as does the closing of the fort and how...More

Thank richlee1975
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

This was a very interesting museum and fort. It must have been rough living here with the intense sun in hot summers and the cold in winter. Amazing that some officers brought their families here. The information regarding the "buffalo soldiers" was particularly interesting. We...More

Thank Hadburg
Reviewed 20 June 2017

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 13 June 2017

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 30 May 2017

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 7 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

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