The Forts

Historic Fort LuptonHistoric Fort Lupton sits near the South Platte River in southern Weld County.

The historic fort offers visitors a chance to step back in time and experience life as it was in Weld County during the early 1800s.

Location: Fort Lupton
Address: 2001 Historical Parkway
Contact: 303-857-1710
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Fort St. Vrain

Fort St. Vrain Fort was built in the early 1800s near the present-Historic Fort St. Vrain is now marked by a location of the town of Platteville. While visitors can tour two of Weld County’s original fur trading forts, Fort St. Vrain is now marked by a stone monument.

To visit the monument, take Weld County Road 40 west from Highway 85. The road, which passes through private property so please be mindful and respectful, dead-ends at the monument.

Fort Vasquez Museum

The museum located at Fort Vasquez has numerous displays depicting life on prairie in the late 1800s.

Visit the 1835 fur-trading fort and follow the paths of founders Louis Vasquez and Andrew Sublette.

Location: Platteville
Address: 13412 US Highway 85
Contact: 970-785-2832
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