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“Fort Fransisco”

Francisco Fort Museum
Ranked #2 of 4 things to do in La Veta
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Owner description: In continuous use since 1862, walking into the cool adobe buildings is truly stepping back in time! 10 Rooms in the fort, plus other historic buildings on the property (1890 saloon, 1876 log school house, working blacksmith forge, mining building, etc) is more than just artifacts and collections! Special events, educational programs, guided and self-guided tours run from Memorial Day - Labor Day. Group tours, special functions, etc upon request.
Brisbane, Australia
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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Fort Fransisco”
Reviewed September 22, 2013

This place is hands on and accessible - needed a whole day to take it all in - great history and antiquities - absolutely brilliant.

Visited October 2012
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Pueblo, Colorado
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482 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
“Very Comprehensive Look at Old La Veta”
Reviewed May 25, 2013

Museum captured many aspects of La Veta and environs history, from first settlers, to mining days, and many glimpses of La Veta's past. Tour guide Chance was very good and attentive. Deer on premises. Much of museum is haunted. Was convinced when of spirits, when I mysteriously fell through porch in front of saloon. A little bit of a weird experience, but fortunate did not sustain any injury, just great surprise. Tour was well worth time.

Visited May 2013
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Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
1 review
“Great little museum”
Reviewed May 23, 2013

This is an unexpected treasure in La Veta. It was great to see so many old family treasures so well preserved.

Visited May 2013
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Thank Paula B
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Pueblo, Colorado
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171 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Window into the nineteenth century”
Reviewed May 13, 2013 via mobile

Excellent history preserved. This is a gem for any city. Well maintained and very helpful volunteers. If you go through La Veta, take an hour.

Visited May 2013
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Appomattox, VA
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129 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“A Must-See In La Veta”
Reviewed January 10, 2013

You will not believe all the holdings of this Museum. It is a gem hidden in the center of LaVeta and well worth uncovering with a visit. The entry fee is quite reasonable.
The old fort is the original adobe fort and it houses local history and artifacts that tell the story of the region. Our guide was knowledgeable and affable, answered our questions, and patiently waited as we examined room after room and building after building. There is even a saloon, a blacksmith shop, and a firehouse on the grounds.
We have seen many local museums on our travels, but this one stands out as one of the best!
You may even catch a glympse of a deer or two as they roam at will through the town. They are known to stop by the Francisco Fort Museum from time to time.

Visited August 2012
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