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Francisco Fort Museum is a non-profit repository for history both physical and heartfelt!  The adobe buildings themselves are artifacts.  You can help us preserve these structures and the collections housed in them, by becoming a 'Friend of the Fort', buying a donor brick for the brick garden, joining the historical society, or making a financial donation or endowment to the preservation work!

Let's help it survive another 152 years...  it takes a village to save the village history!!!
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!


the resident bear

2014 hours:

Memorial Day to Labor Day

Tuesday - Saturday

10:00 - 4:00

last guest admission 3:15

Admission $5.00

$4.00 Senior/Military

under 12 yrs. free

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!

Take a quick tour of the museum!

2013 Season Highlights!