August 02, 2017
Free Guided Walking Tour of Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site
The Sand Creek Massacre, a brutal massacre that took 230 Cheyenne and Arapaho lives in a surprise raid by Colorado (US) Volunteer Cavalry during the Civil War. At 10:00 am on Saturday, August 5, join Park Ranger Teri Jobe on a free guided tour that discusses the events leading up to, during, and after the attack.
May 18, 2017
Sand Creek Massacre Observes Memorial Day Weekend with Special Evening Walk
Join the staff of Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site in observance of the Memorial Day weekend with a special evening walk on Friday, May 26, at 7 pm. Park staff will explore the night march of Colonel John Chivington and 675 troops of 1st and 3rd Regiments, Colorado (US) Cavalry, as they marched from Fort Lyon toward “Black Kettle’s Camp” along Big Sandy Creek.
April 14, 2017
Sand Creek Massacre Celebrates 10th Anniversary
Superintendent Alexa Roberts and staff invite you to join in celebrating the 10th Anniversary of Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site (NHS). A series of free events is scheduled to mark this milestone in the history of the park.
April 10, 2017
Free Interpretive Program at Bents New Fort Site
Free Interpretive Program at Bent’s New Fort Site
November 28, 2016
Park Switches to Winter Hours
Park switches to Winter Hours Schedule and will be open Monday through Friday and closed on weekends.
March 11, 2016
From Sand Creek Massacre to Fort Marion, FL
Join Park Ranger Craig Moore at Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site on Saturday, March 19, 2016 for a free informative presentation titled “From Sand Creek to Fort Marion: Sea to Shining Sea.” The presentation will begin at 1:00pm at the park’s Monument Hill overlook.
November 17, 2015
Community Invited to Park Open House Event in Eads
Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site and Superintendent Alexa Roberts cordially invite you to a free Holiday Open House on December 7, 2015.
November 17, 2015
Park Observes the 151st Anniversary of the Sand Creek Massacre
This year marks the 151st anniversary of the Sand Creek Massacre. This dark chapter in the history of the United States will be commemorated in two free programs in Kiowa County on Sunday, November 29, 2015.
November 16, 2015
Sand Creek Massacre NHS Park Switches to Winter Hours
The Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site will change to its winter schedule beginning Tuesday, December 1, 2015.
June 22, 2015
Sand Creek Massacre NHS Partners with Crow Luther Cultural Events Center to Present Free Showing of Award-Winning Film
Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site partnered with the Crow-Luther Cultural Events Center to offer a free showing of the documentary film The Sand Creek Massacre and the Civil War.
June 08, 2015
General Management Plan for Sand Creek Massacre NHS Prepared for Public Review
The National Park Service is in the final stages of developing a long-term management plan for Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site.
April 23, 2015
Tourism to Sand Creek Massacre NHS Creates over $400,000 in Economic Benefits
Report shows visitor spending supports 7 jobs in local economy
March 25, 2015
Sand Creek Massacre NHS Park Switches to Summer Schedule
The Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site will switch to its summer schedule beginning Wednesday, April 1, 2015.
October 01, 2014
"From the Warpath to the White Man's Road" Program at Sand Creek
Join Sand Creek NHS staff to learn about the life and legacy of Sand Creek Massacre survivor Lone Wolf or Stacy Riggs.
September 01, 2014
Sand Creek Offers Special Walking Tour
The massacre of over 200 Cheyenne and Arapaho men, women, and children along the banks of the Big Sandy Creek in southeastern Colorado, known today as the Sand Creek Massacre, will be the topic of a free interpretive walking tour at the Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site on Saturday, September 13, 2014.
August 03, 2014
Colorado Territory: August 1864 August 9th Walking Tour at Sand Creek
This walking tour of Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site will focus on the events of August of 1864, including the attempts at peace, gubernatorial proclamations, changes of heart, fruitless chases and authorization of a new regiment of volunteers.
June 25, 2014
July 4th Events at Sand Creek Massacre NHS
Join park staff on Independence Day 2014 as they lead a 10 a.m. guided tour of the site and a 2 p.m. program on the Memorial Hill covering the events of November 29, 1864.
June 23, 2014
"And Still He Stayed!" July 19th Program at Sand Creek
Join park staff as they discuss the extraordinary life of Cheyenne Chief Black Kettle.
May 17, 2014
Cheyenne and Arapaho Footsteps May 17th Walking Tour at Sand Creek
Join park staff on a narrated walking tour that will discuss the odyssey of the Cheyenne and Arapaho, trace the complexities of their societies, and revolve around the Sand Creek Massacre and its impact on these nations.
April 19, 2014
Sand Creek Massacre NHS Offers Special Evening Program
Join park staff for an evening program that will discuss events related to the all night march of 675 soldiers of the 1st and 3rd Regiments Cavalry, Colorado Volunteers from Fort Lyon to the Cheyenne and Arapaho encampment on Sand Creek in 1864.
January 15, 2014
Sand Creek Massacre 150th Anniversary News Releases
With the 150th anniversary of this tragedy approaching in November of 2014, the Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site is releasing a monthly series of news stories to illustrate the people, events, and consequences of the massacre.
October 17, 2013
Sand Creek Massacre NHS Reopens
Sand Creek Massacre NHS, which has been closed since October 1 due to the lapse in Congressional appropriations, reopens to visitors today.