This fort was once commanded by legendary frontiersman Kit Carson.
Established in 1858, Fort Garland had a garrison of over 100 men and served to protect the earliest settlers in the San Luis Valley.
Fort Garland Museum is an integral part of the newly designated Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area. Located in historic Costilla County, it is only 16 miles north of San Luis, the oldest town in Colorado. Historically, the Fort