Fort Garland

Fort Garland Museum & Cultural Center

Fort Garland was once commanded by legendary frontiersman Kit Carson and had a garrison of over 100 men who served to protect the earliest settlers in the San Luis Valley. Tour original adobe buildings on the grounds and view excellent exhibits on how the fort was saved and preserved. And, don’t miss the Infantry and cavalry barracks exhibits, an exhibit on the Buffalo Soldiers and the historic dioramas. From the Fort, plan a visit to Pike's Stockade, where Zebulon Pike and his men camped in the early 1800s.

Pike's Stockade will be closed for the 2018 season. Spring winds blew down trees at the site, causing damage to the stockade. Repairs, cleanup and an assessment of the trees that remain standing must be completed before the site can safely reopen. Stay tuned!


March 1 - October 31

Daily: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM