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Fort Francisco Museum

FRANCISCO FORT was built in Colorado Territory in 1862 and may well be the only adobe fort left in the state in private ownership today. Interpretive exhibits depict many facets of pioneer life. These include a country store, a ranch/tack room, fashions, housewares, furniture, fauna, musical instruments, military items, photographs and all types of antiques. A letter written and signed by Abraham Lincoln in 1850 remains a favorite exhibit. The frontier plaza was originally fortified for protection from the Native American tribes of the Cucharas Valley.

OTHER BUILDINGS comprising Francisco Fort Museum include the Ritter Schoolhouse, a log building from 1876 and furnished with old-time furnishings; a saloon built in the late 1870s featuring antique bar and backbar, barbershop and other exhibits; an early frontier log cabin housing the blacksmith display; a doctor's office complete with pharmacy; and an outdoor collection of farm equipment, wagons and buggies, a handmade sleigh and may other unique and useful tools.

For more information...

Fort Francisco Museum. Phone: 719-742-3676.

Cities and Towns near Fort Francisco Museum

La Veta.  La Veta, Colorado is situated on the eastern side of La Veta Pass through the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and at the northern opening of the Cuchara River Valley. Just south of town is the foot of the West Spanish Peak. At the southern edge of town is the eighteen hole, Tom Weiskopf designed Grandote Golf Course.

Where to eat and stay near Fort Francisco Museum


Charlie's Market. 212 S Main St La Veta. Phone: 719.742.3651.
Dog Bar and Grill. 34 Cuchara Avenue E La Veta. Phone: 719.742.6366.
Ryus Avenue Bakery. 129 W Ryus Ave La Veta. Phone: 719.742.3830.
Sammie's Restaurant. 124 N Main La Veta. Phone: 719.742.5435.

Hotels and Motels

Cherry Street Inn. 1012 Cherry Street La Veta. Phone: 719-742-5149.
La Veta Inn. 103 East Ryus Street La Veta. Phone: (719) 742-3700.
Ranch House Inn. 1012 Cherry Street La Veta. Phone: 719-742-5234.
Sammie's Motel & RV Park. 124 N Main La Veta. Phone: 719.742.5435.
The Ranch House Inn. 1012 S. Cherry St La Veta. Phone: 719.742.5234.
The Warehouse. 200 South Main St La Veta. Phone: 719.742.5278.
Yellow Pine Ranch. 15880 Hwy 12 La Veta. Phone: 719.742.3528.

Bed and Breakfasts

Echo Canyon Guest Ranch. 12507 Echo Canyon Creek Rd La Veta. Phone: 800.341.6603.
Harding Corner B&B. 140 West Grand Street La Veta. Phone: 719.742.5423.
Inn at the Spanish Peaks. 310 E Francisco La Veta. Phone: 719.742.5313.
Lucy's Place. 111 W. Virginia La Veta. Phone: 719.742.5163.

Campgrounds and RV Parks

Circle the Wagons RV Park & Motel. 124 N. Main St., La Veta, CO 81055 La Veta. Phone: 719-742-3233.
Elk Valley Flyshop & RV Park. 5535 Hwy 12 La Veta. Phone: 866.733.5533.

Property For Sale Near Fort Francisco Museum
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Address Price Comment
Historic Inn, Bar & Restaurant in Fabulous Tourist Location! (La Veta, Colorado)Reduced to $499,000.00!!!


Beautiful and Unique Real Estate Opportunity includes all FF&E located on the property....  Located in the heart of the La Veta business district....this property boasts of a full service Inn (Boutique hotel), restaurant with full commercial kitchen & Lounge with separate stage, hall and patio dining/garden area.  Conference room, office and private quarters enhance possibilities, as well as separate coffee/breakfast bar.  Call not is the season to thrive in your own freedom of ownership!

Private Hunting and Recreational Retreat near Trinidad Lake (, Colorado)192,000.00

Magnificent and the grid and perfect for your hunting and recreational retreat!  190 acres+ bordering BLM with parks, canyons, trees and meadows await your new adventure. 

Colorado Lush & Green Paradise Opportunity! (La Veta, Colorado)$129,900.00
Call now and set your personal tour appointment for this spectacular Colorado Dream property!  Alpine Forest and meadow parks look out toward the Big Valley (last chance) views and great rock dike!  Water, phone and electric are just a few conveniences in this close but private gated mountain paradise.  Hike or fish on 2600 acres some of which border BLM.  Only a few like this in the is the pot at the end of the rainbow!
Tres Valles West Lot 10, Filing 1 (La Veta, Colorado)$139,000 Price reduced and includes water and utility fees Forest, Gentle slopes, meadows, trees and huge views.

Trophy Ranch 80 (La Veta, Colorado)Reduced to $149,900

Yellowstone Creek Ranch includes some of the finest Colorado mountain land we have ever seen! Tracts 15 and 14 are exclusive in nature as the meadows and creek with views are ideal for the horse or wildlife enthusiast.  Buy 80 acres of privacy, joy and unlimited possibilities.  Access to BLM lands through private road.  Call now as fall is the season for the particular hunter!


Land Developments Near Fort Francisco Museum

Tres Valles West

5+/- acre properties covered with a beautiful variety of foliage: oaks and pinons to ponderosas to aspens and bristlecone pines. 2,600+ acres of deeded common land is kept as a private park, available to all owners for recreational purposes.

Prices start at $89,500.

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