40th Season of Living History at Rock Ledge Ranch

A visit to the Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site, the living history museum  of the Pikes Peak Region, allows visitors to experience the lives of the people who lived, worked, hunted, herded, and raised families in this area from the 1700s to the early 20th century. Throughout the 220-acre site, interpreters tell the stories and demonstrate work, tools, and abilities of these people through four time periods. Be a part of history! Visit the:

  • 1775-1835 American Indian Area where visitors have an opportunity to see an elk or buffalo hide tipi, a wide variety of tools and items used in everyday tasks, play games and listen to stories of Ute or Plains Indian culture.
  • 1860s Galloway Homestead one-room log cabin depicting life in the rough and tumble West before the railroad.
  • 1880s Chambers working farm and Rock Ledge House, which was a boarding house as well as the family dwelling; including a smokehouse, root cellar, and restored apple orchard.
  • 1907 Orchard House, a gracious Edwardian Dutch Colonial country estate, built by General William Jackson Palmer, the founder of Colorado Springs,  for relatives William and Charlotte Sclater.

 

  • In addition, visitors can see the craftsmanship of a 19th century blacksmith, drink a cold sarsaparilla and shop for gifts at the General Store, see heirloom breeds of farm animals about the site and check out what’s growing in the vegetable gardens.