Guided tour at Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site set for June 29

PROMO 64J Logo - Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site Sign - Jeanne Sorensen
Published Friday, June 21, 2019

Guide Teri Jobe will be leading a free guided tour at the Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site June 29. The 90-minute tour will focus on events that unfolded in the late 1850's and 1860's, culminating in the Sand Creek Massacre, as well as information following the massacre.

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PICT Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site
Sign at the Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site. Photo courtesy Jeanne Sorensen

The tour begins at 10:00 a.m. from the lower parking lot at the site, and covers one-half mile of walking trails, concluding at the Monument Hill overlook.

During the tour, Jobe will describe the massacre and the events leading up to it. Using the experiences of George Bent, a survivor of the massacre, and will invite participants to explore events in the 1850's and 1860's in ways that relate to common experiences people have today.

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PROMO 660 x 440 Miscellaneous - Prairie Sage Brush Sand Creek Kiowa County Colorado - Chris Sorensen
Open prairie near the Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site in Kiowa County, Colorado. © Chris Sorensen / KiowaCountyPress.net

Those who participate should dress for the weather. Temperatures can reach the 80s and 90s, and thunderstorms can occur. Sturdy shoes are encouraged for the moderately rugged trail, along with hats, sunscreen and water.

The site is open to visitors daily from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. More information about the site is available at nps.gov/sand, or by calling 719-729-3003.