Fort Vasquez Museum and Visitor Information Center

13412 US 85
Platteville, CO 80651- Map It
Phone: (970) 785-2832

AAA Editor Notes

Fort Vasquez Museum and Visitor Information Center, 13412 US 85, features a full-size reconstruction of an early adobe fur-trading post. Built by Louis Vasquez and Andrew Sublette in 1835 to trade with the Cheyenne and Arapaho people, the fort was abandoned in 1842 and eventually worn down by wind, rain and snow. Works Progress Administration (WPA) workers rebuilt the adobe walls 1935-36.</br>A modern museum features exhibits about the fur-trade era, Native American culture and archeological work completed at the fort in the 1960s.</br>
$3; $2.50 (ages 65+); $2 (ages 6-16).
Hours: Daily 10-4, Apr.-Sept.; Wed.-Sun. 10-4, rest of year.