The Old Fort

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Upcoming Events

Sign up for your 2018 CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) share of produce (and meat) from the Old Fort

March 14, 2018- Produce Safety Rule Training at LaPlata County Fairgrounds

March 20, 2018 - Drought Workshop at LaPlata County Fairgrounds

May 5, 2018- 1st Annual Farm Field Day at the Old Fort

July 19, 2019- Annual Open House

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: