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Colorado State Veterans Center Homelake

The Colorado State Veterans Center was established in 1889 as the Soldiers' and Sailors' Home and is listed on the Colorado Register of Historic Properties. The mission of the Home was to provide a peaceful and comfortable home for retiring Civil War and Spanish American War veterans. At one time Homelake included a hospital and an infirmary, reflecting the Center's philosophy of caring for the medical, physical, mental, social, and spiritual needs of its residents. Many of the historic buildings are still in use. The cemetery dates to the Civil War and is the oldest veterans' cemetery in Colorado.

3749 Sherman Ave.
Monte VistaCO  81144
(719) 852-5118
(888) 838-2687

Hours of Operation
Homelake provides nursing home and independent living care twenty-four hours, seven days a week. Administrative hours are Monday-Friday, 7:30 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. The Homelake History Center Museum is open on Tuesdays all year, 9 AM - noon, 1 - 4 PM.
From Alamosa drive 14 miles on US Hwy 160 West. Signs for Veterans Center will be on the right. Turn right onto Soldiers' Home Road/County Road 3 South, and continue for about one mile to Sherman Avenue, and make a left. The entrance will be 150 yards on the right. Follow the signs on the right to the Veterans Museum for more information about the site. Coming from the west, drive through Monte Vista 1 mile on US Hwy 160 East to Sherman Avenue. Turn left and drive 1.8 miles. The entrance is on the left. After turning into the Homelake Campus follow the signs on the right to the Veterans Museum for more information about the site.
Visitor Services
Picnic Area
ADA Accessibility
State Register of Historic Places
Travel Tips
See also information on the Veterans History Center Museum on this website for more on genealogical and military history resources at Homelake.
Entrance Fees

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