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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 2014...The cottonwood tree has grown some in 136 years!

The Museum is open from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend.

If you have questions, the director is on site limited hours during the off season, so call or leave a message!

2015 is underway!

We have lots of fun activities slated for the summer!

Watch the calendar for updates, but here are some of the favorites:

Hispano Heritage

Native American

Fort Day (celebrating Cowboys)

Western movie night

Historic Fiber Arts

Fashions of the Past

Adobe Day and MORE!!!


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!

2014 Season Highlights!