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

2018 Healing Run Participants

2019 Spiritual Healing Run

Information for the 2019 Spiritual Healing Run

Park Orientation Video

Park Orientation Video

Park Orientation Video

Last updated: November 13, 2019

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

1301 Maine St
POB 249

Eads, CO 81036-0249


(719) 438-5916

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