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Holiday Closures at Bent’s Old Fort

Holiday Closures at Bent’s Old Fort

      Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site will be closed to the public on Tuesday, December 25, 2018 and Tuesday, January 1, 2019 in observance of those public holidays. The fort will be open regular winter hours of 9 am to 4 pm daily during the rest of the holiday season. Through the […]

Former Park Service Superintendent Receives Major Award

Former Park Service Superintendent Receives Major Award

    Former National Park Service High Plains Group Superintendent Alexa Roberts has received the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Meritorious Service Award. The Meritorious Service Award is the second highest honorary recognition granted to employees of the Department of the Interior. It is presented for an important contribution to science or management, a notable […]

Bent’s Old Fort Has Banner Year in Visitation

Bent’s Old Fort Has Banner Year in Visitation

    In 2016 Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site hosted 31,948 visitors, an increase of 22% over the 2015 number of 26,219.  Visitation to the fort in 2016 was the highest since 1999. “Undoubtedly the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service increased the public’s awareness of their national parks,” said Chief of Interpretation […]

Bent’s Fort Celebrates Holidays, 1840s-Style

Bent’s Fort Celebrates Holidays, 1840s-Style

Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site will celebrate the holidays in 1840s fashion beginning on Friday evening, December 2 and continuing all through the day on Saturday, December 3. Events begin with guided candlelight tours through the fort starting at 6:30 pm on Friday, December 2.  Groups depart at 15 minute intervals and are led […]

Encampment and Caravan Highlight Bent's Old Fort Santa Fe Trail Weekend

Encampment and Caravan Highlight Bent’s Old Fort Santa Fe Trail Weekend

The busy days of the Santa Fe Trail will come back to life the weekend of June 4 – 5 as Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site hosts an encampment and trail caravan.  Over 40 living history interpreters will inhabit the fort and surrounding camps on Saturday, June 4 demonstrating life along the trail.  On […]

Tourism to Bent’s Old Fort Creates $1.8 Million in Economic Benefits

Tourism to Bent’s Old Fort Creates $1.8 Million in Economic Benefits

Report shows visitor spending supports 22 jobs in local economy   La Junta, CO – A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 26,219 visitors to Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site in 2015 spent over $1.5 million in communities near the park. That spending supported 22 jobs in the local area and had […]