Basic Information

910 Wansted
POB 249
Eads, CO 81036-

The Sand Creek Massacre is located in Kiowa County, Colorado. To visit the site, follow Colorado State Highway 96 east off Highway 287 near Eads, or west off Highway 385 at Sheridan Lake. Near Chivington, turn north onto County Road 54/Chief White Antelope Way or at Brandon, turn north onto County Road 59. Follow these roads to their intersections with County Road W. The park entrance is along CR W a mile east (right) of CR 54 or several miles west (left) of CR 59. Eight miles of dirt/sand roads lead to the

Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site Summer Hours

April 1 - November 30: Sand Creek Massacre NHS is open 7 days a week, 9:00 am through 4:00 pm.

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Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site Winter Hours

December 1 - March 31: Sand Creek Massacre NHS is open Monday through Friday, 9:00 am through 4:00 pm and closed on weekends. Sand Creek Massacre NHS is closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day.

Standard Hours

  • Sunday: Closed
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  • Saturday: Closed

Additional Information

Weather conditions at the park vary considerably. Temperatures range from over 100°F in summer to under 20°F in winter. Visitors can expect blowing dust and sand year-round, especially during infrequent storms. Some of these storms produce violent tornadoes or large blizzards, so prepare accordingly.

Entrance Fees:

Sand Creek Massacre NHS Entrance Fee - $0.00

There is no fee to visit Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site.

Sand Creek Massacre Visitor Center

The park visitor contact station is located at the park, which is eight miles north of the town of Chivington. It provides education and orientation materials and has a sales outlet for educational merchandise.

Last updated: February 16, 2017

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

910 Wansted
POB 249

Eads, CO 81036-0249

Phone:

(719) 438-5916

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