The history of the Pikes Peak Region comes to life at Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site. Activity abounds during this self-guided adventure. Visitors learn about the rigors of homesteading, the perils of 19th century agriculture and the sophistication of an early 20th century estate built by the founder of Colorado Springs. Proceeds from admissions and the Museum Store contribute to the operation and restoration of the site. In addition to daily activities, special events include an 1880s base ball game, musical performances, educational lectures, horse drawn equipment demonstrations, the annual Fall Harvest Festival, and a Holiday Evenings Celebration. Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site is adjacent to Garden of the Gods and is owned and operated by the City of Colorado Springs Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services with support from the Living History Association, a volunteer support group.