Journey into the Past at Bent’s Old Fort

Bent’s Old Fort


The National Park Service is offering an opportunity for visitors to “step back in time” and experience the sights, sounds, and smells of life as it might have been 170 years ago at Bent’s Fort on the Santa Fe Trail.

On Friday, June 7, and Saturday, June 8 the fort will host its “Living History Encampment.” This multi-day experience gives a window into daily work and survival in 1845.  Visitors will get to interact with over forty staff members and volunteers portraying traders, clerks, laborers, hunters, carpenters, blacksmiths, and teamsters. Participants will be speaking to visitors as if they are living in 1845.

The park is open from 8:00 am to 5:30 pm. More information is available at the park’s website, click on “Plan Your Visit,” then “Calendar” or you can stop by or call the park at (719) 383-5026. A Special Event Fee of $5 per person will be charged for all visitors aged 6 and up.


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