History

Fort Lewis enjoys a very long and rich history in Southwest Colorado.  Follow the history from the time of the 22nd Regimental Infantry into the 21st century.

1880-1891- Fort Lewis Military Fort
1891-1910- Fort Lewis Indian Boarding School
1911-1934- Fort Lewis High School
1927 - 1956- Fort Lewis A&M
1956- Fort Lewis A&M moves to Durango
1920-2010- Colorado State University Agriculture Experiment Station- San Juan Basin Research Center
2010 to present - Fort Lewis College manages property for academic and community uses

You can also take a walking tour to see how the site changed through the years to reflect its current purpose.

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

 Up From The Sagebrush - The Old Fort at Hesperus