St. Vrain's Fort
~ Local Historical Points of Interest ~
Some of these points of interest don't have regular hours!
Be sure to call or check the website first.



Fort Lupton - City Museum
453 First Steet, Fort Lupton, CO
303-857-1634
Hours are 9-4, Monday through Friday. Nancy Penfold is curator.


Fort Lupton - Historic Fort Lupton (Lancaster)
Fort Lupton was built around the same time as St. Vrain's fort.  It is also no longer in existance.  However, a likeness has been reconstructed near where the original fort was built.
The Park and Rendezvous site is approximately ½ mile west of Highway 85 on County Road 14  1/2.  The Visitor Center Phone Number is (303) 857-1710
Fort Lupton Website


Greeley - Centennial Village Museum
1475 "A" Street, Greeley, CO
970-350-9220
The original Weld County log courthouse which was built at St. Vrain's Fort in the early 1860s has been preserved and relocated here.


Greeley - Freight Station Museum
Not really historic exactly, but if you like trains this is a "must do!"
680 10th Street, Greeley, CO 80631
970-392-2934
http://www.gfsm.org/

Greeley - Municipal Museum and Archives
919 7th Street, Greeley, CO 80631
970-350-9220
Houses original documents, books and photographs of early Weld County including the St. Vrain Record Book which dates back to the late 1850s.


Platteville - Historic Fort Vasquez
Fort Vasquez and Museum
13412 US Highway 85, Platteville, CO 80651
970-785-2832
Fort Vasquez was contemporary with St. Vrain's Fort and is located in Platteville, Colorado.  It has been partially reconstructed and has a visitors center and museum.  You will find the staff there are friendly, well informed, and ready to answer your questions.  The museum also contains a store with one of the best collections of historical books for sale around anywhere.  It is located about a half mile south of the junction of Colorado Highway 66 on US Highway 85 in Platteville.
Summer hours (Memorial Day-Labor Day): Mon thru Sat 9:30-4:30, Sun 12:30-4:30
Winter hours (Labor Day to Memorial Day): Wed thru Sat 9:30-4:30, Sun 1-4:30


Platteville - Pioneer Museum
502 Marion, Platteville, CO 80651
970-381-1105 or 970-785-2481
Staffed by the Platteville Historical Society, this museum houses artifacts, family histories, pictures and other memorabilia of the people of the Platteville area.  It also contains information on the historical Fort St. Vrain and Marcellin St. Vrain.  The Platteville Historical society actually owns the one-acre plot where St. Vrain's Fort was located.  The museum is open on Wednesdays from 9 to 4 PM and on fourth Saturdays from 1-4 PM.  Marion intersects with Highway 85 so this museum is easy to locate.

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