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Welcome to the 'Old Fort' at Fort Lewis College

The original site of Fort Lewis College, a liberal arts college in Durango, CO began 16 miles southwest of its present location in 1880.  

Historical resources will walk you through the 20th and 21st centuries as 6,279 acres on the LaPlata river served as a Military fort, Indian school, High school, Two-year college , a Colorado State University Agricultural Experiment Station (San Juan Basin Research Center) and always an educational and community resource.  

Learn more about the history and current projects in a video produced in 2016: 

Upcoming Events

September 28-29, October 3, 5-7:  Merely Players presenting Sense and Sensibility in the historic library.  Go to for more details.

Fall Season CSA Deliveries:  October 31, November 14 and December 5th

On-Going Events

Farmer Training Silent Auction raised $2,222- Thank you to everyone who participated through donations and bids.

Country Store now open on-site from dawn until dusk every day at the Old Fort

Weekly Farm Stand on Fort Lewis College campus on Wednesdays from 1 until 4 pm

Farmington Growers Market each Saturday from 8 am until noon at the Farmington Museum