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Fort Garland Museum

29477 Highway 159, Fort Garland, CO 81133-9901
+1 719-379-3512
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Surprisingly good museum for a small town

A historic adobe fort that was in service from 1858 to 1883 to keep the peace between local natives... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Steven P
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Pueblo, Colorado
Staying in Fort Davis

We stayed for the night in Fort Davis and took the opportunity to visit the Fort. Coming from... read more

Reviewed 12 March 2018
PhilHartley66
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Brackley, United Kingdom
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29477 Highway 159, Fort Garland, CO 81133-9901
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+1 719-379-3512
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A historic adobe fort that was in service from 1858 to 1883 to keep the peace between local natives and new settlers. It was garrisoned by one company of infantry and one company of cavalry while it operated. This fort was once commanded by Kit...More

Thank Steven P
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Reviewed 12 March 2018

We stayed for the night in Fort Davis and took the opportunity to visit the Fort. Coming from Blighty, I love the history and stories about the pioneers that crossed America. The Fort is well preserved, and the information given at the start was very...More

Thank PhilHartley66
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

This well-preserved Army fort from the mid-18C is a landmark testimony to the bitter struggles between the early settlers and the indigenous Utes. The soldiers stationed at the fort (1858-1883) had a sole purpose of protecting the early settlers from the hostilities of the natives....More

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Reviewed 18 October 2017

I learned more about Kit Carson, the Buffalo Soldiers, and more, by visiting this self-guided tour than I ever did in school (or otherwise). The fort has been restored and preserved with care. Photos, artifacts and models tell the story of those who lived and...More

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Reviewed 17 October 2017

Our family of seven loves living history and we enjoyed going inside several of the buildings, some original and some new. Several buildings were closed which was disappointing. You can see everything in an hour, so the price of admission seems steep to me. Adults...More

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Reviewed 11 October 2017

I used to come here when i was a kid. a lot to learn and very interesting. A lot of learning and kids enjoyed it you can eat lunch on the grass

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Reviewed 18 September 2017

This site is full of historical facts. The Fort was built to protect settlers moving west. Kit Carson was a Commander there. The fort was not stockaded but open on all 4 corners. The history of the area is well told, All 4 of us...More

Thank Ruby S
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Reviewed 16 September 2017

A very well maintained historic site with multiple buildings and exhibits. Fort Garland was active from the late 1850's into the 1880's and the museum displays cavalry, infantry and officer quarters in addition to great exhibits on Colorado's role in the civil war, buffalo soldiers...More

Thank denver53
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Reviewed 16 August 2017

If you want to learn how the area was developed from the beginning, this place tells the story. It starts with Indians and ends with the end of soldiers at the Fort. Take the time. The price is worth it.

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Reviewed 10 August 2017 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

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