Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site

National Park Calendar Of Events Flows Over In November And December

Looking for something to do in the National Park System in November and December? Check out this listing of activities, from Andersonville National Historic Site to Yoemite National Park.

Traditional Holiday Celebration Coming To Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site

Year-end holidays, with a Western frontier flair, will be observed at Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site in Colorado on December 6-7.

Fur Trade Encampment At Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site Victim Of Shutdown

Anyone planning to attend the Fur Trade Encampment at Bent's Old Fort National Historicl Site this coming weekend can look for something else to do. The encampment has fallen victim to the ongoing government shutdown.

Relive The 19th Century Cavalry At Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site This Weekend

You can get a taste of the Old West at Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site this weekend when the days of the U.S. Cavalry, 19th century edition, are relived.

Archaeological Work Under Way At Bent's New Fort

Digging into the past is under way near Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site, where archaeologists are sampling the area for artifacts dating to the mid-1800s when the fort was a military outpost.

Living History Program On Frontier West Offered At Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site

Ever wonder if you could handle life in the 1840s West? Sign up for a "living history" program at Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site this June and you just might find out.

Upgraded Web Catalog Offers On-line Peeks Into National Park Service's Extensive Museum Collections

Museum collections in National Park Service sites across the country include an amazing variety and mind-boggling number of items. Thanks to an expanding Web Catalog on the NPS Museum Collections website, it's now possible to search for and view thousands of images and records from those collections.

Traditional Holiday Festival Coming To Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site in December

A traditional holiday festival, complete with pinatas, yule trees, and bonfires, is coming to Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site in Colorado in early December.

Workshop On Historical Interpretation And Living History Coming To Bent's Old Fort Historic Site

A two-day workshop at Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site late next month will offer living history practitioners some insights from two nationally known speakers on the topic.

Candlelight Tours At Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site Part of Holiday Celebration

Space is running out if you want to join the Candlelight Tours that mark the traditional holiday celebration at Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site in Colorado.

Thieves Break Into Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site, Make Off With Replica Firearms

An investigation is under way into a break-in at Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site in Colorado in which thieves took nine replica firearms and made off with an unknown amount of money.

Award-Winning Author to Speak At Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site

Visitors to Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site this Thursday and Friday will get a treat if they stick around to hear award-winning author Mary Peace Finley talk about the Santa Fe Trail.

Old-Fashioned July Fourth Celebration Planned at Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site

A truly old-fashioned Fourth of July celebration is planned at Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site, where they'll turn back the calendar to the 1840s.

Join a Covered Wagon on the Santa Fe Trail near Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site

Walking the Santa Fe Trail
Tales from Santa Fe Trail have fired the imagination of generations of Americans, but what was life really like on the Trail? You can get some glimpses into the past on May 8 near Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site during a three-mile hike down part of the trail behind an ox-driven covered wagon. Interpreters will demonstrate trail life in the 1840s during the trip. It's just one of several great living history programs at the park during its 50th anniversary.
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