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Veterans History Center Museum

Delve into American history at the Veterans History Center Museum on the 100-year-old campus of the Colorado State Veterans Center Homelake. The History Center Museum houses memorabilia from veterans that fought in the Civil War, Spanish American War, WWI, WWII, and the Korean War. On display is also equipment used in the infirmary 60 years ago and historic images of the Soldiers' and Sailors' Home. Genealogy fans will be intrigued by the records on file for veterans from the Civil War.

3749 Sherman Ave.
Monte VistaCO  81144
(719) 852-8235

Hours of Operation
Open all year, Tuesdays, 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. After turning into the Homelake Campus follow the signs on the right to the Veterans Museum. 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.
Visitor Services
Picnic Area
ADA Accessibility
State Register of Historic Places
Travel Tips
See also information on the Colorado State Veterans Center Homelake on this website for more information on the campus and the context of the Veterans History Center Museum.
Entrance Fees
Free; donations welcome.

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