The Sand Creek Massacre - 8 Hours that changed the Great Plains forever

The Sand Creek Massacre: profound, symbolic, spiritual, controversial, a site unlike any other 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 changed the course of history.

Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site front sign

Planning Your Visit

Basic Information when planning to visit the Sand Creek Massacre NHS

Things To Do

Things To Do

Ranger Programs, Special Events, Nearby Attractions

Park sign at the entrance gate to Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site.

National Public Lands Day

A video series highlighting the trails and history of Sand Creek.

Park Orientation Video

Park Orientation Video

Park Orientation Video

Last updated: September 25, 2020

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

1301 Maine Street
P.O. Box 249

Eads, CO 81036-0249


(719) 438-5916

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