Francisco Fort Museum is a non-profit repository of history both physical and heartfelt! Please join our historical society, buy a brick for the brick garden, volunteer on site, or simply donate financially to help keep the old adobe fort, historic buildings and collections for another 150 years!!
It takes a village to save the village historic sites and artifacts!!
What a great summer of events!!!
Thanks to everyone who attended,
volunteered, supported, donated, and just plain
became friends of the Fort!!!!!
2014 is on the way!!
New exhibits!! New additions!!
So much excitement around the old adobes!
Watch the calendar as dates are set...
Call, email, or stop by the Capps Building
for input, suggestions, or a cup of tea!!
the resident bear in 2013...
He slept in the big cottonwood
came and went, made a few messes
and amazed the visitors!
we hope he wakes up in the spring
and remembers to come by to say 'HELLO' in 2014!!
Francisco Fort Museum is nestled at the base of the
Spanish Peaks, in central southern Colorado.
The original adobe fort built in 1862, displays artifacts and collections from the
Historic Huerfano County region.
Exhibits of Native American traditions, Hispanic legacy, settlement, ranching, coal mining era and MORE!
Above is Francisco Fort in 1890. Note the cottonwood tree planted in 1878!
Below is the Fort in 2013...The cottonwood tree has grown some in 135 years!