Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site is a living history museum located on 230 acres at Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs, CO. Historical interpreters, dressed in clothing appropriate to their respective era, offer tours, demonstrations, and hands-on learning activities. Experience the daily lives of the people that lived, worked, hunted, herded, and raised families on this land at Rock Ledge Ranch. Check-out our special events throughout the year!
- Begin your journey with the occupation of the Camp Creek Valley by the Ute people between 1775-1835. Sit inside an authentic elk or buffalo-hide tipi or relax under the shade arbor.
- Encounter the rustic pre-railroad lifestyle of pioneer Walter Galloway at the reconstructed homestead cabin. Sit by the fire or make a traditional corn husk doll.
- Greet the resident farm animals near the vegetable garden: the cow, horses, chickens, and sheep.
- Experience Victorian life in the original 1875 Chambers Family Rock Ledge House. Test your coordination playing the game of graces or walking on stilts.
- Appreciate the hardships encountered by domestic servants inside the 1907 Edwardian Orchard House, built by Colorado Springs founder, General W.J. Palmer, for the Sclater Family. Help with the laundry or call for the servants using the annunciator.
- In addition, watch the blacksmith hard at work in the shop or buy treats and Ranch-made goods at the General Store.
Dedicated to the historic preservation of the Pikes Peak region, the City of Colorado Springs, in partnership with the El Pomar and Bemis Taylor Foundations, purchased the site in 1968 to prevent further development of the Camp Creek Valley. The site was registered to the National Registry of Historic Places and opened to the public in 1979.