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The Fort Restaurant

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Full-size replica of an adobe fur-trade fort with scenic view of downtown Denver. The Fort serves award-winning historical meals and drinks. Specialties include fine buffalo, elk, quail, beef, salmon, poultry and vegetarian entrees. Featured in Bon Appetit, National Geographic Traveler and on the Television Food Network. 350 seats.

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  • Hours: General Mon-Fri: 6pm-10pm General Sat-Sat: 5pm-10pm General Sun-Sun: 5pm-9pm
  • Miles to airport: 47
  • Miles to CCC: 20
  • Indoor Fire Code: 350
  • Total Capacity (if applicable): 350
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Accommodations
  • Facility & Décor Description: The Fort is a full-size replica of an 1830s adobe fur-trade fort, serving award-winning historical meals including buffalo, elk, quail, beef, salmon, poultry and vegetarian entrees since 1963. The distinctive Early West cuisine offers diners the chance to experience meals in a truly unique setting.
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Restaurant
  • Pricing: $$$$
  • Open Sundays:
  • Serves Dinner:
  • Reservations Recommended:
  • Denver Original:
  • Has Entertainment:
  • Serves Alcoholic Beverages:
  • Has a Full Bar:
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  • Seating Capacity: 350
  • Private Room Capacity: 350
  • Maximum Private Room Capacity: 350
  • Semi-Private Room Capactity: 350
  • Max Banquet: 350
  • Max Reception: 500
  • Cuisine: American/Western
  • Phone: 303.697.4774
  • Email: banquets@thefort.com
  • Fax: 303.697.9310
Green Practices
  • Green Practice Desc: Recycle, Compost, Donate extra food to food banks, Buy locally when possible.

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  • Description The Fort is a full-size replica of an 1830s adobe fur-trade fort, serving award-winning historical meals including buffalo, elk, quail, beef, salmon, poultry and vegetarian entrees since 1963. The distinctive Early West cuisine offers diners the chance to experience meals in a truly unique setting.
  • Reception Capacity 500
  • Theatre Capacity 100
  • Catering In-house
  • Type of Venue Restaurant
  • Type of Event Reception, Banquet, Meeting Theatre , Meeting Classroom
  • Banquet Capacity 350
  • Number of Rooms 4
Vrain
  • Classroom Capacity: 60
  • Banquet Capacity: 96
  • Reception Capacity: 115
Bents
  • Theater Capacity: 65
  • Classroom Capacity: 20
  • Banquet Capacity: 48
  • Reception Capacity: 50
Grill
  • Banquet Capacity: 32
  • Reception Capacity: 35
Tower
  • Classroom Capacity: 8
  • Banquet Capacity: 16
  • Reception Capacity: 16

Events

Dec 17, 2017

Las Posadas
Dec 24, 2017

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Celebrated in Mexico and throughout the United States from December 16 to 24, the Las Posadas celebration commemorates Mary and Joseph’s journey from Nazareth to Bethlehem in search of shelter on the night of baby Jesus’ birth. Tesoro...

Las Posadas <p>Celebrated in Mexico and throughout the United States from December 16 to 24, the Las Posadas celebration commemorates Mary and Joseph’s journey from Nazareth to Bethlehem in search of shelter on the night of baby Jesus’ birth. Tesoro partners with the Christian Life Movement to present this traditional event.</p> <p>Enjoy Mexican hot chocolate, hot cider, and traditional biscochitos.</p> <p>Outside event &#8211; dress warmly.</p> 19192 SH 8 Morrison, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Dec 17, 2017

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Presenter: Dr. John H. Monnett The Fetterman Fight ranks among the most crushing defeats suffered by the U.S. Army in the nineteenth-century West. On December 21, 1866—during Red Cloud’s War (1866–1868)—a well-organized force of 1,500...

Eyewitness to the Fetterman Fight: Indian Views (Morrision) <p>Presenter: Dr. John H. Monnett</p> <p>The Fetterman Fight ranks among the most crushing defeats suffered by the U.S. Army in the nineteenth-century West. On December 21, 1866—during Red Cloud’s War (1866&#8211;1868)—a well-organized force of 1,500 to 2,000 Oglala Lakota, Northern Cheyenne, and Arapaho warriors annihilated a detachment of seventy-nine infantry and cavalry soldiers—among them Captain William Judd Fetterman.</p> <p>With no survivors on the U.S. side, the only eyewitness accounts of the battle came from Lakota and Cheyenne participants. In this lecture on his book, Eyewitness to the Fetterman Fight, award-winning historian John H. Monnett presents these Native views.</p> 9192 Highway 8 Morrison, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Dec 17, 2017

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Plains Indian Trade and What a 19th Century Trade Inventory Tells Us about It Presenter: Mr. Michael Schaubs On December 2, 1837, a trading party under James C. Robertson left Fort Jackson to trade on the Arkansas River with the Cheyenne...

Plains Indian Trade (Morrison) <p>Plains Indian Trade and What a 19th Century Trade Inventory Tells Us about It</p> <p>Presenter: Mr. Michael Schaubs</p> <p>On December 2, 1837, a trading party under James C. Robertson left Fort Jackson to trade on the Arkansas River with the Cheyenne Indians in the vicinity of Big Timbers, this being a favored wintering location for these Indians. A further purpose of the trading party may have been to tweak the Bent, St. Vrain &amp; Co, whose primary trading center, Bent’s Fort, was located approximately 60 miles upriver. While many details of the trading party have been lost, the inventory of trade goods with costs has been preserved.</p> <p>This program will discuss typical trading protocols with the Plains Indians and will discuss the distribution and types of goods taken on such trading expeditions.</p> 19192 SH 8 Morrison, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Dec 17, 2017

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Presenter: Mr. John Steinle This is the story of the amazing and uncommon life of George Bent- a “halfbreed” born to prominent white trader and his Indian wife, whose lifetime spanned one of the most exciting epochs in our nation’s history....

George Bent: Man of Many Worlds (Morrison) <p>Presenter: Mr. John Steinle</p> <p>This is the story of the amazing and uncommon life of George Bent- a “halfbreed” born to prominent white trader and his Indian wife, whose lifetime spanned one of the most exciting epochs in our nation’s history. After a lifetime of adventures and misfortunes, accomplishments and failures, George Bent made a lasting contribution to the memory of his people by sharing with historians the story of the fighting Cheyennes</p> 19192 SH 8 Morrison, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Dec 17, 2017

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George Bent and his Five Wives: Uncovering A Half-Breed History of North America Presenter: Dr. Anne Hyde Examining the intimate side of the fur trade, we find that something quite new emerged in North America—half-European, half-Indian...

George Bent and his Five Wives (Morrison) <p>George Bent and his Five Wives: Uncovering A Half-Breed History of North America</p> <p>Presenter: Dr. Anne Hyde</p> <p>Examining the intimate side of the fur trade, we find that something quite new emerged in North America—half-European, half-Indian families whose children embraced both heritages. For the next two hundred years, these mixed families quietly engaged in an experiment in peaceful race relations and proud mixed-race communities that worked. The Bent family of St. Louis, southern Colorado, and Oklahoma provide a rich example. Just how this alternative story of race relations emerged, what sustained it, who destroyed it and why makes George Bent’s story one that will break your heart.</p> <p> </p> 19192 SH 8 Morrison, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Dec 17, 2017

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The Strange Career of William Ellis: The Texas Slave Who Became A Mexican Millionaire Presenter: Dr. Karl Jacoby Dr. Jacoby joins us to discuss his book, The Strange Career of William Ellis. To his contemporaries in Gilded Age Manhattan,...

The Strange Career of William Ellis (Morrison) <p>The Strange Career of William Ellis: The Texas Slave Who Became A Mexican Millionaire</p> <p>Presenter: Dr. Karl Jacoby</p> <p>Dr. Jacoby joins us to discuss his book, The Strange Career of William Ellis. To his contemporaries in Gilded Age Manhattan, Guillermo Eliseo was a fantastically wealthy Mexican in the upper echelons of society. But for all his obvious riches and his elegant appearance, Eliseo was also the possessor of a devastating secret: he was not, in fact, from Mexico at all. Rather, he had begun life as a slave named William Ellis, born on a cotton plantation in southern Texas. Using Ellis’ story, Jacoby will explore fresh insights on the history of the Reconstruction era, the US-Mexico border, and the abiding riddle of race.</p> 19192 SH 8 Morrison, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Dec 17, 2017

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Leaving the Comfort Zone: Mountain Men and the Trappings of a Wilderness Lifestyle Presenter: Ms. Sarah Pickman, Yale Doctoral Student The original mountain men of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries endured physical...

Leaving the Comfort Zone (Morrison) <p>Leaving the Comfort Zone: Mountain Men and the Trappings of a Wilderness Lifestyle</p> <p>Presenter: Ms. Sarah Pickman, Yale Doctoral Student</p> <p>The original mountain men of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries endured physical hardships and isolation while working as trappers or pathbreakers across the American West. Yet by the late nineteenth century, a host of new goods and activities allowed urban Americans to enjoy a taste of the mountain man lifestyle within new middle-class norms around “comfort”: from guidebooks and gear for weekend campers and amateur trappers, to adventure novels for armchair travelers. Ms. Pickman will use mountain men and the recreational travelers who came after them as starting points to explore changing ideas of what it means to truly “live comfortably.”</p> 19192 SH 8 Morrison, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

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