Press Release

Give Dad a trip back to 1835

PLATTEVILLE – Fort Vasquez has re-opened after renovations this winter! New programs are featured the first and third Saturday of the month throughout the summer. 

In honor of Father’s day weekend, visitors can enjoy trappers and traders, miners, an American Indian storyteller, and a chance to make adobe bricks. Also, El Vergilito Mexican restaurant will have food available for purchase. Converse with an American Indian in sign language, and be careful not to lose your shirt to a cunning trader. Thrill to the crack of a flintlock rifle! Dads also get 10% off at the Fort’s gift shop! Fort Vasquez is a “Pay as You Will” organization and a community museum of History Colorado.


History Colorado's mission is to inspire generations to find wonder and meaning in our past and to engage in creating a better Colorado. We serve as the state's memory, preserving the places, stories, and material culture of Colorado through our museums, educational programs, historic preservation grants, research library, collections, and outreach to Colorado communities. Find History Colorado on all major social media platforms. Visit or call (303) HISTORY for more information.


Brooke Gladstone
Communications & Media Specialist
303-866-3670 |

Bill Armstrong, Site Manager
Fort Vasquez 13412 US-85, Platteville, CO 80651
970-785-2832 |