Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site

Profound, symbolic, spiritual, controversial. This site is unlike any other National Park Service site in America. As 675 cavalrymen came around a prairie bend, the camps of Chiefs Black Kettle, White Antelope, and Left Hand lay in the valley before them. Chaotic, horrific, tumultuous, and bloody, the events of November 29, 1864 truly changed the course of history.
Black Kettle.
Camp Weld.
Chief Little Bear was present during the Sand Creek Massacre.
Memorial at Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site.
Park guide giving a guided tour August 5, 2017.
Park guide presenting a program in the picnic area August 4, 2017.
Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site.
Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site.
Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site.
Black Kettle.
Chief Little Bear was present during the Sand Creek Massacre.
War bonnet.
Studio portrait of Cheyenne man White Antelope, Cheyenne chief High Toe, and Cheyenne chief Little Chief.
William Bent with Little Raven and sons.

The site is open to the public with no admission fee.

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. Visitor Contact Station maintains the same hours as the park.

Hours

April 2 — November 30 open from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, 7 days a week

December 1 — March 31 open 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Thursday to Monday (closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays)

Exceptions: Closed Christmas, New Year's Day and Thanksgiving

Website

nps.gov

Location and Directions

Sand Creek Massacre NHS is located approximately 23 miles east of Eads, Colorado. From Eads, take Highway 287 South 2.7 miles, and then turn left on to Highway 96 East. Continue through the town of Chivington to Chief White Antelope Way (a well maintained dirt road, formerly County Road 54. Turn north on Chief White Antelope Way and continue for approximately 8 miles. Two interpretive pullouts will be on the east side of Chief Antelope Way. Turn east on County Road W for 1.3 miles. The park will be on your left.

Mailing Address

Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site
910 Wansted
PO Box 249
Eads, CO 81036-0249

Phone

(719) 438-5916