Great Sand Dunes National Park Sights

Fort Garland Museum

  • 29477 Hwy. 159 Map It
  • Fort Garland
  • Military Site

Published 11/18/2015

Fodor's Review

Colorado's first military post was established here in 1858 to protect settlers in the San Luis Valley, which was then part of the Territory of New Mexico. The legendary Kit Carson once served here, and the six original adobe structures are still standing. The fort features a re-creation of the commandant's quarters from Carson's era, as well as period military displays, and a rotating local folk-art exhibit.

Sight Information


29477 Hwy. 159, Fort Garland, Colorado, 81133, USA

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Sight Details:

  • $5
  • Apr.–Oct., daily 9–5; Nov.–Mar., Thurs.–Mon. 10–4

Published 11/18/2015


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