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Upcoming Events

July 19, 2018- Annual Open House from noon until 4 pm

August 1, 2018:  Peak Season CSA begins (Space still available- www.tinyurl.com/oldfortmarketplace )

August 31/September 1:  Fort Lewis College Cross Country Meet

October, 2018:  Merely Players coming to the historic library

On-Going Events

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

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: