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Fort Garland Museum

29477 Highway 159, Fort Garland, CO 81133-9901
+1 719-379-3512
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Excellent history lesson!

Not being a native Coloradan, I didn't learn about the significance of Fort Garland on the Civil... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
ehsincolo
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Arvada, Colorado
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Stopped because we saw the sign, glad we did.

Nice break in our 3 hour drive to Hooper, Colorado. Enjoyed walking the fort and walking into the... read more

Reviewed 24 March 2017
rjhill2016
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Denver, Colorado
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29477 Highway 159, Fort Garland, CO 81133-9901
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 26 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
Reviewed 24 August 2016

I love history and this is very historical. The museum includes many replicas of the civil war era in the area.

1  Thank debbiepettigrew
Reviewed 5 August 2016

We had no plans to visit but after passing we had to stop. Very nice host and prices was not much( i think 5.00 for adults) plus a sr discount. Self guided and lots of history and items to see. Very well preserved and enjoyed...More

1  Thank travelnana90
Reviewed 26 July 2016

This is a must-see for anybody traveling in the San Luis Valley. The State Historical Society of Colorado has greatly updated the interior exhibits in the buildings and it is much more detailed than ever before. Allow at least an hour to be able to...More

1  Thank Robin B
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