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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
212 S Main St La Veta. Phone: 719.742.3651.
Hotels and Motels
Cherry Street Inn.
1012 Cherry Street La Veta. Phone: 719-742-5149.
Bed and Breakfasts
Echo Canyon Guest Ranch.
12507 Echo Canyon Creek Rd La Veta. Phone: 800.341.6603. http://guestecho.com
Campgrounds and RV Parks
Circle the Wagons RV Park & Motel.
124 N. Main St., La Veta, CO 81055 La Veta. Phone: 719-742-3233.
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