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Great Museum for a Small Town

What a nice museum. This weekend while camping in the area, we went through La Veta and saw the... read more

Reviewed 14 August 2018
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Great Place To Stop

We spend an afternoon here and was very glad that we did. We had a nice personal tour and gathered... read more

Reviewed 28 May 2018
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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...more
306 South Main Street, La Veta, CO
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Reviewed 14 August 2018

What a nice museum. This weekend while camping in the area, we went through La Veta and saw the Francisco Fort Museum. it's on the main drag, a bit hidden though so look for it. We weren't expecting much and were quite impressed at what...More

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Reviewed 28 May 2018

We spend an afternoon here and was very glad that we did. We had a nice personal tour and gathered a lot of information about the history and the area.

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Reviewed 25 May 2018

This is a must see. This museum has a the best and most variety of artifacts and buildings from the old West, including a one room school house with desks and relief maps from the 1800's. The building was moved from down the street to...More

Thank jtaffel
Reviewed 20 July 2017

Definitely worth a stop here. The museum is chock full of interesting displays and artifacts. Aside from the main building, there are several others, all worth walking through. We loved the one room schoolhouse, complete with desks, books, maps on the wall. Felt like kids...More

Thank AdventurousRetirees
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

We spent most of a morning at Fort Francisco with our daughter, her husband and six year old twins, a girl and a boy. The kids were very interested in many of the exhibits and the staff added to their interest with stories and questions...More

Thank don7614
Reviewed 8 September 2016

The Museum isn't advertised where it is located very well, but it is well worth the time. LOADS of historical items, some buildings, artifacts, information about the area and remembrances of an era gone by. Being a history buff - I loved it! Very low...More

Thank bigredduchess
Reviewed 12 August 2016

Highly recommended to see a great collection of artifacts, photos, displays, etc. of pioneer days in La Veta and surrounding towns.

Thank Marc1118
Reviewed 28 July 2016

There is an excellent library adjacent to the Museum and lots of thrift and specialty shops as well.

Thank jv641
Reviewed 21 July 2016

Unassuming from the street, Francisco Fort Museum is a surprising collection of historical and cultural items from La Veta and the region. A visit here is a very good way to orient yourself to the area before exploring more extensively.

Thank James M
Reviewed 4 July 2016

While this museum was interesting to visit, it was mostly a bunch of antiques from different times and locations, which were not necessarily related to the trading post itself. Worth a visit none the less.

Thank Roberta M
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