Behind-the-scenes tours of The Fort are the perfect socially-distanced activity for spring! With a guided tour from Tesoro Cultural Center, you can learn about the history of the original Bent’s Old Fort, which operated from 1833-1849 in present-day La Junta, Colo., and was known as the Mud Castle of the Plains.
How did this historic building influence the construction of its replica in Morrison, Colo., and how did The Fort come to be listed on the National Register of Historic Places? Tesoro’s one-hour tour will take you through The Fort’s historic grounds and back in time, revealing the history of The Fort Restaurant in relation to Bent’s Old Fort, and the important figures who influenced both.
Make your visit one for the history books by enjoying a cocktail party at The Fort afterwards! Hosted by the Colorado Chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier, our special happy hour on May 22 features The Fort Restaurant’s signature appetizers and Prickly Pear Margaritas, with a cash bar and non-alcoholic beverages also available. Visit the Les Dames website to learn more.
In accordance with CDC guidelines, Tesoro is currently offering private tours for groups of 10 to 25 people, with smaller, timed sessions for larger parties to ensure safe spacing. For availability and pricing, please contact Tesoro Cultural Center at 303-839-1671.
For a true taste of the Old West to complete your experience, enjoy fine dining at The Fort after your tour. Visit our website to make your reservation!
(Note: These images were taken prior to COVID-19; We encourage all tour attendees to wear masks and adhere to the latest CDC guidelines.)