Experience War and Calamity at Bent’s Old Fort

Striking up a tune (NPS)

The public is invited to join the inhabitants of Bent’s Old Fort on Friday, September 2 from 1:00 to 5:30 pm and September 3 from 8 am to 5:30 pm to experience the sights and sounds of Bent, St. Vrain, & Company in 1847.

You can explore inside the recreated adobe fort, smell period foods such as buffalo tongue and ribs being prepared, hear the pounding of the blacksmith’s hammer, watch a wagon be repaired, haggle with the fort traders, ring the bell in the watchtower and meet some of the fort livestock! Here you will truly be immersed in history, in the place it really happened 175 years ago. In addition, we will be offering a historic weapons demonstration at 10am and a guided Ranger program at 2pm.

Join us to learn about this pivotal time in history through the lens of over 40 living historians!