Basic Information

Amache National Historic Site is a national park unit located in the Arkansas River Valley in southeastern Colorado near the Town of Granada. The Arkansas River provides irrigation for agriculture, which was and still is, the region’s main industry. This part of Colorado is on the High Plains, an arid, windy, and sunny environment. Temperatures and conditions can be extreme in this region, with hot, arid summers that include occasional thunderstorms and tornadoes, as well as cold and snowy winters. The site is home to many thorny and spikey plants like cactus and yucca, as well as rattlesnakes.

The site is open during daylight hours and is not gated. The site currently consists of a cemetery, a monument, building foundations, and landscaping. Interpretive panels and a downloadable self-guided auto tour are available to assist with navigation of the site. The National Park Service is working closely with community stakeholders and the Amache Preservation Society to provide visitor services.



The passport stamp is presently available at the Amache Museum. 

The junior ranger program is currently in development. A Junior Ranger program will not be available before the summer of 2024. Please check back for updates.

The production of a unigrid brochure is currently under review. Other informational publications are available onsite.  

The site is currently open to the public with limited hours and services. There is currently no restroom facilities or access to potable water onsite. Amache Preservation Society (APS) student volunteers currently provide interpretive tours of the site and operate a museum in Granada that features exhibits and collections of items culturally significant to Amache.  

Currently, the Amache site consists of a historic cemetery, a monument, historic concrete building foundations and an intact road network, and several reconstructed and restored structures from the World War II camp-era including a barrack, a recreation hall, a guard tower, and a water tank. There are also interpretive panels and directional signs to assist visitors when they visit the site. Additional visitor information is available on the Amache Preservation Society’s website

Last updated: March 19, 2024

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Mailing Address:

Amache National Historic Site
PO Box 44

Granada, CO 81041

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