TBD: Holiday Evening

All Ranch special events are postponed indefinitely. Please check back for updates.

Rock Ledge Ranch will be transformed with the sights, sounds, and aromas of this traditionally festive season!

The evening features: wagon rides, old-time musical entertainment, lantern tours to the 1860s Homestead Cabin, Blacksmith Shop demonstrations, barn dancing, Victorian celebrations in the 1880s Rock Ledge House, and Edwardian festivities in the 1907 Orchard House.

St. Nicholas will be in the Carriage House to visit with children and adults. Purchase those extra special Ranch-made gifts at the General Store! Hot cider, cocoa, and other sweet treats will be available at several locations around the Ranch. Visit the Studio to make a special holiday craft.

Drinks and snacks available for sale in the Carriage House are cash-only. Face painting in the Studio is cash-only.

Regular Admission
RLR Living History Association Members: FREE

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TBD: Harvest Festival

All Ranch special events are postponed indefinitely. Please check back for updates.

The Ranch will be filled with activities and fun in the crisp autumn air. Take a wagon ride with the family, listen to old-time music, pick a pumpkin to take home, scramble for candy, kick back on the lawn with a slice of pie, and take time to tour the Historic Homes, visit the Blacksmith and more.

Pumpkins are $5 each.

Bid for fine, handcrafted folk art at the silent auction in the Carriage House from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Select items are “Buy it now!”

Plan to stay through the day as food vendors will be on site. Credit/debit accepted for admission and General Store. Plan to have small-bill cash on hand.

No outside vendor applications. This event is a part of the Living History Program.

 

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Barnyard Buddies-In Person: Daily Admission or Membership

NEW IN 2020!
Join us for Rock Ledge Ranch Barnyard Buddies!

In August, the Barnyard Buddies topic will be ‘Schoolhouse’ at the Rock Ledge House.
Daily Admission or current Membership required for entry.

A First Thursday preschool program for children 6 and under to read a book, make a craft, and participate in an activity at the Ranch!
New Ranch topic each month!

*Theme, craft, and activity is subject to change according to availability.

Canceled: Family Fourth

Due to current COVID-19 gathering restrictions, Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site will not host its annual Family Fourth event on Saturday, July 4. That day, there will be no programming or access to indoor facilities.

Kids Pictured with Abraham Lincoln
Children eating Watermelon
Historical

Cancelled- Earth Day

In combination with our neighbors at the Garden of the Gods Nature and Visitor Center, a FREE family fun event to celebrate spring!

Free Parking and free shuttle from Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site to Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center

  • 1775 American Indian Exhibit at the Carriage House
  • 1860s Galloway Homestead Cabin
  • 1880s Rock Ledge House
  • 19th Century Blacksmith Workshop
  • 1907 Orchard House

Admission: FREE

Cancelled- Spring Colorado Living History School Program- Full

April 8 – 24: Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays
9:30 – 11:30 a.m. or 12 – 2 p.m.
By reservation only. $3 per person.

 

Current availability:
Thursday, April 9, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site Colorado History School Program is designed to help students become immersed in the 18th and 19th century’s culture for the most interactive educational experience. Our program is designed so that students learn they are part of history, and relate what they learn about the past to their lives today. Students are encouraged to participate in hands-on activities, and to ask and answer questions. It is our goal to provide you with the best educational experience possible!

This program is directed at grade three, however, we encourage all ages to participate.

Your visit will include:

Lifestyles, struggles, and rewards of:

  • American Indians
  • Homesteaders and farmers
  • Blacksmiths

An activity packet will be sent with the confirmation with further exploration of Rock Ledge Ranch, if your class(es) would like to explore before or after the scheduled program.

Planning your visit:

  • Minimum of 50 students for one time slot. 75 or more, requires two time slots.
  • Please ensure all visitors are prepared for the weather! Barn will be open for shelter in inclement weather.
  • Group leaders to the appropriate program areas as assigned. Each area is scheduled an allotted time.
  • Please arrive prior to the reservation time with three groups per time slot pre-assigned. Late arrivals will receive a shorter program.
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