Schweiger Ranch | Schweiger Ranch Events
Schweiger Ranch provides diverse, recreational and education opportunities to foster an understanding and enjoyment of the area's cultural and natural heritage through displays, demonstrations, interpretive programs and special events for the greater community.
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Upcoming Events

July 20, 2019 – Schweiger Ranch Open Day | 1:00  – 5:00 pm

Schweiger Ranch is open on the 3rd Saturday of every month from 1:00-5:00 pm for self-guided tours of the historic house and buildings.

July 20, 2019 – Guided Public Tour | 2:00-3:00 pm

Learn about the history of this longtime homestead, founded by the Austrian Schweiger brothers in 1874. Today, the Schweiger Ranch is owned and operated by Schweiger Ranch Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit, and a protected Douglas County historic landmark. The historic restoration of the ranch house and buildings was completed in 2016. See restorations of the farmhouse, barn and other structures, and learn about the history of the ranch.
Enjoy fresh biscuits and learn how to churn butter by hand!

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July 20, 2019 – Campfire Series: Maria von Trapp | 6:30-8:00 pm

Join us for a night of fireside entertainment under the stars.  Step back in time to meet the funny, lively and unforgettable Maria von Trapp, protrayed by Elsa Wolff. Matriarch of the Trapp Family Singers, Maria von Trapp was a woman of passionate faith and uncompromising determination. From orphan to Baroness, she led her family from being refugees to an internationally known singing group. Sharing memories from pre-WWII Austria to the 1965 release of The Sound of Music, learn the story of the Trapp Family and their journey to a new home in America. Maria may even grace us with a few songs. There will be time for Questions & Answers

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August 17, 2019 – Schweiger Ranch Open Day | 1:00  – 5:00 pm

Schweiger Ranch is open on the 3rd Saturday of every month from 1:00-5:00 pm for self-guided tours of the historic house and buildings.

August 17, 2019 – Guided Public Tour | 2:00-3:00 pm

Learn about the history of this longtime homestead, founded by the Austrian Schweiger brothers in 1874. Today, the Schweiger Ranch is owned and operated by Schweiger Ranch Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit, and a protected Douglas County historic landmark. The historic restoration of the ranch house and buildings was completed in 2016. See restorations of the farmhouse, barn and other structures, and learn about the history of the ranch.
Enjoy fresh biscuits and learn how to churn butter by hand!

Click here to register

August 17, 2019 – Campfire Series: Louisa May Alcott | 6:30-8:00 pm

Join us for a night of fireside entertainment under the stars.  Linda Batlin, author and storyteller, portrays classic American author Louisa May Alcott. Alcott, best known for writing the children’s novel “Little Women” in 1868, came from an unconventional victorian family and led an independent and unusual life. She was not only a prolific writer of children’s books, but also of dark thrillers and serious adult novels. She served as a nurse in the Civil War and was active in the abolition movement as well as other social issues such as the women’s suffrage movement. Among her friends and neighbors in Concord, MA were Henry David Thoreau and Ralph Waldo Emerson. All of these things, as well as her love and dedication to her family and her passion for writing, were factors which led her to write “Little Women” Come and meet Louisa May Alcott and learn more about this fascinating woman and her life.

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September 21, 2019 – Schweiger Ranch Natural Heritage Walking Tour | 11:00 am-12:00 pm

Schweiger Ranch has teamed up with South Suburban Parks & Recreation District to provide free, guided walking tours led by professional naturalists from SSPRD.  These tours offer insight and education into the natural ecosystems on Schweiger Ranch, while offering a chance to get some fresh air and exercise.

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September 21, 2019 – Schweiger Ranch Open Day | 1:00  – 5:00 pm

Schweiger Ranch is open on the 3rd Saturday of every month from 1:00-5:00 pm for self-guided tours of the historic house and buildings.

September 21, 2019 – Guided Public Tour | 2:00-3:00 pm

Learn about the history of this longtime homestead, founded by the Austrian Schweiger brothers in 1874. Today, the Schweiger Ranch is owned and operated by Schweiger Ranch Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit, and a protected Douglas County historic landmark. The historic restoration of the ranch house and buildings was completed in 2016. See restorations of the farmhouse, barn and other structures, and learn about the history of the ranch.
Enjoy fresh biscuits and learn how to churn butter by hand!

Click here to register

October 5, 2019 – Lone Tree Fall Festival | 10:00 am -2:00 pm

The Lone Tree Fall Festival at Schweiger Ranch is full of all the things you love about fall.  Scarecrow decorating, hay rides, petting zoo and a pumpkin patch will delight the whole family.  Our guided tour of the historical Schweiger Ranch will offer surprising insights into RidgeGate’s roots dating back to the 19th century.  There’s something festive for everyone in your family, compliments of the RidgeGate community and the City of Lone Tree.

October 19, 2019 – Schweiger Ranch Open Day | 1:00  – 5:00 pm

Schweiger Ranch is open on the 3rd Saturday of every month from 1:00-5:00 pm for self-guided tours of the historic house and buildings.

November 16, 2019 – Schweiger Ranch Open Day | 1:00  – 5:00 pm

Schweiger Ranch is open on the 3rd Saturday of every month from 1:00-5:00 pm for self-guided tours of the historic house and buildings.

December 7, 2019 – Austrian Christmas & Christkindl Market | 1:00-5:00 pm

The Schweiger Ranch Austrian Christmas & Christkindl Market celebrates the cultural heritage of the Austrian brothers who homesteaded Schweiger Ranch in 1874. There will be fun for the whole family! Visit Santa Claus and his reindeer, have your face painted, make crafts or take a horse drawn carriage ride. There will be wreath making workshops for the adults (for purchase), Austrian band, Austrian food and beverages (for purchase), performance by the Legendary Ladies: Unconventional Women of the West, carolers and s’mores. Stop by the Christkindl Market for a gift that will add a local handcrafted touch to your gift giving this year. All of this while enjoying our festive holiday lights too!

December 21, 2019 – Schweiger Ranch Open Day | 1:00  – 5:00 pm

Schweiger Ranch is open on the 3rd Saturday of every month from 1:00-5:00 pm for self-guided tours of the historic house and buildings.

Schweiger Ranch Holiday Display of Lights

Come and enjoy the display of holiday lights at Schweiger Ranch daily from 5:00-8:00 pm from December 7, 2019 – January 26, 2020

Past Events

June 15, 2019 – Campfire Series: Legendary Ladies | 6:30-8:00 pm

Join us for a night of fireside entertainment under the stars.  The Legendary Ladies: Unconventional Women of the West return to Schweiger Ranch! Travel back in time to hear the stories of real women who made a significant impact on Colorado and the West. This year meet Lillie Hitchcock Coit (Patroness of Firefighters), Florence Lawrence (First Publicized Movie Star), Mother Jones (Labor Activist), Maud Nelson (American Baseball Player), Portia Mansfield (Dancer and co-founder of the Perry Mansfield Performing Arts School and Camp) and Calamity Jane (Frontierswoman)!

June 15, 2019 – Guided Public Tour | 2:00-3:00 pm

Learn about the history of this longtime homestead, founded by the Austrian Schweiger brothers in 1874. Today, the Schweiger Ranch is owned and operated by Schweiger Ranch Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit, and a protected Douglas County historic landmark. The historic restoration of the ranch house and buildings was completed in 2016. See restorations of the farmhouse, barn and other structures, and learn about the history of the ranch.
Enjoy fresh biscuits and learn how to churn butter by hand!

May 18, 2019 – Schweiger Ranch Natural Heritage Walking Tour | 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Schweiger Ranch has teamed up with South Suburban Parks & Recreation District to provide free, guided walking tours led by professional naturalists from SSPRD.  These tours offer insight and education into the natural ecosystems on Schweiger Ranch, while offering a chance to get some fresh air and exercise.

Schweiger Ranch is available for corporate events and private parties. For more information about scheduling an event, please send an email to info@schweigerranch.org or call 303.790.0557