A folk museum at the heart of Spanish Peaks country

 

Colonel Francisco founded a trading post at the foot of the Spanish Peaks in Colorado Territory in 1862.  The small town of La Veta grew up around the fort.  Francisco Fort still stands - the last surviving original adobe fort in the state - and now serves as the home of Francisco Fort Museum.  We house the heirlooms of Huerfano County including locally and nationally important collections of Native American, Spanish settler, and pioneer artifacts.  The Museum is open for tours Tuesday through Saturday from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

Drop by for an unforgettable experience.

 
 

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Learn about Francisco Fort, our collections, La Veta and the surrounding region.

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