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Fort Garland Museum Field Trips

Students of all ages will love our immersive and experiential exhibits and programs that explore our local and regional history. Fort Garland Museum offers guided tours with hands-on programs for groups of all ages.  

Tour Options:

Self Guided Tours (40min - 1hr) $2 per student. Tour the museum exhibits at your own pace. An optional paper-based Museum Sleuth activity can be provided upon request. 

Guided Tours (approximately 1 hour per group) $5 per student. Guided tours are dependent on the size of the group and availability of staff. MAX 20 students/group

Additional Programming (Approximately 1 hour per group) $20/per group

Activities and groups are set up on a rotational schedule, so all students are engaged at all times during their visit. Additional programming is dependent on size of group and availability of staff. MAX 20 students/group

Additional Programming Options:

  • Ute Knowledge: Through investigative activities and the examination of items, tools, and images, students explore how the Ute Indians used science, technology, engineering and math to survive and thrive in the Rocky Mountains.
  • Moving Day: Using objects, photos, and a large walk-on map of the state, students learn about different cultural groups from Colorado history including the Ute, miners, ancestral Puebloans, and mountain men.
  • Western Work: Through hands-on activities and engaging with objects and tools, students become "entrepreneurs" in some of Colorado's most important industries. This program meets economic, history and geography standards and encourages students to explore natural, capital, and human resources through a historical lens.
  • Gettin' Muddy with Adobe: Students will learn the process and art of adobe making by getting their hands dirty during this adobe workshop. This is an outdoor activity and is dependent on weather conditions and instructor availability.


Teachers and adult chaperones are free with school groups. 

Title I Schools qualify for admission and transportation discounts, including the History Colorado Bus Fund. You can learn more about the Bus Fund here.

Can’t come to us? Not to worry! We can come to you! Please contact Antonia Ortiz for more information about a museum tour or to arrange a classroom visit at

Classroom visits are currently only available for schools within the San Luis Valley