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.

Entrance Sign for the Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site

Park Winter Hours

Park switches to Winter Hours, closed on weekends

Back lit clouds highlight the Sand Creek Massacre Monument.

Planning Your Visit

Basic Information when planning to visit the Sand Creek Massacre NHS

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

910 Wansted
POB 249

Eads, CO 81036-0249

Phone:

(719) 438-5916

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