Fort Garland Museum & Cultural Center

29477 CO-159, Fort Garland, CO 81133 - United States




Established in 1858 in southern Colorado, Fort Garland, with its garrison of over 100 men, served to protect the earliest settlers in the San Luis Valley. Today you are invited to walk the parade ground of the fort and tour the adobe buildings. Rich in military history, Fort Garland also highlights the folk art and culture of the Hispanic community in southern Colorado. Fort Garland was built after Fort Massachusetts proved vulnerable. The Capote band of Utes occupied the southern end of the valley at the time of the first contact.


Unsilenced: Indigenous Enslavement in Southern Colorado
Civil War and the West
Buffalo Soldiers in Colorado
Saving the Fort

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