South Platte Valley Historical Society Society`````````````````````````````South
Platte Valley Historical Society
Rebuilding the Past - For the Future
May 14, 2013
Fort Lupton Historic Park Tours
Enjoy a leisurely tour of the Fort Lupton Historic Park. The tour takes approximately
2 hours, but can be shortened if necessary. The Historic Park currently includes
the 1875 Independence School, the 1860's Donelson House, and the reconstructed Fort
Lupton (Originally Fort Lancaster).
The tour starts at the Visitor Center (for more aabout the Visitor Center and Gift
Shop) with an overview of the site and a timeline of the South Platte Valley Historical
Society. While at the Center visitors can examine the displays and gift shop.
Next go to the original site of Fort Lupton, with stories and and an explanation
of the marker. Continue on to the re-constructed fur trading post and imagine yourself
transported back one-hundred seventy years in time.
Complete the tour with the Donelson House. Built after the South Platte River flood
of 1864, the house has been restored to an 1893 photograph. All furnishings for
the Donelson House were donations which were subsequently restored by members of
Parking is available for busses and vans. Walking between the structures is recommended,
but parking is available at each of the exhibits for those who have difficulty getting
about on foot.
Cost: Donation to the Society
Availability: 15 days minimum advance notice. Preferably on a weekend, but some
week day tours may be arranged.
For more information contact the Special Events Coordinator. Please specify the
dates for which you are interested and the approximate size of your group.