The Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site is an educational, non-profit living history farm and museum that depicts life in the Pikes Peak region in four time periods: American Indian area in 1775; 1860’s Galloway Homestead; 1880’s Chambers Home and Ranch; 1907 Edwardian Country Estate.
The 2013 Junior Docent Program is now full! Thanks for your interest.
For more information on other volunteer opportunities, call Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site at 578-6777, or contact Lead Interpreter Elizabeth Barber at 578-6781. Volunteers must complete an on-line application at www.springsgov.com, and attend mandatory training sessions.
The spirited history of the West comes to life at Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site. You are invited to explore the lifestyles and homes of the Pikes Peak Region's early inhabitants. Knowledgeable interpreters will assist you on your journey through one of the nation’s premier historic sites. The American Indian area is the only one west of the Mississippi.
Several periods of development took place on this property and significant historic structures remain here. These historic buildings have been carefully restored to their original appearance. The Ranch was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979.
You can experience the lifestyle of the Ute and Plains Indians who lived along the Central Front Range of the Rocky Mountains. You can learn about the rigors of making a move west and homesteading this land in the late 1860’s. You may gain an appreciation of the challenges of operating a working farm in the late 19th century. You will be charmed by the grace and sophistication of an early 20th century estate, built by the founder of Colorado Springs, General William J. Palmer.
Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site is privately supported by Members of Rock Ledge Ranch Living History Association and managed by Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department of the City of Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Andy Morris is the site manager. For information regarding the management of the historic park grounds, you may contact him through our convenient on-line form.
Video - Andy Morris, Blacksmith
Andy Morris, Resident Blacksmith at Rock Ledge Ranch
Video courtesy of Manitou Motion Picture Company, Ltd. (C), 2013 Manitou Motion Picture Company, Ltd. All rights reserved.
Calling All History Enthusiasts
Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site is seeking volunteers for our 2010 Season. Please consider joining us in interpreting the history of the Pike's Peak Region as a seasonal volunteer. Whether you enjoy teaching, crafting, wood working, cooking, gardening, or simply interacting with interesting visitors from around the country and the world, we have a job for you! Positions are available for interpreters in both historic and modern dress. For more information about training, the different volunteer positions available, or to reserve an orientation space, please contact the Ranch office at 719-578-6777. We look forward to meeting you!