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Event Series: Labor Day Event: War and Calamity
Labor Day Event: War and Calamity
September 3, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Come join us for this chance to attend an event at one of the premier living history locations in the entire country. Over the course of the weekend, you will see the recreated adobe fort, smell period foods such as buffalo tongue and ribs being cooked, see how people lived, and get the chance to interact with volunteers and staff as they work in a fully stocked trade room, kitchen, blacksmith, carpenter shop, or help to maintain the company’s fleet of wagons. Here you will truly be immersed in history, in the place it really happened 175 years ago. The park’s fee of $10 per person aged 16 and up will apply. Kids 15 and under are free. All National Park Passes are honored. Fees will be collected at the fort entrance. As always, visitors should be prepared for the weather. Water, sun screen and comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site is located on Colorado Highway 194, eight miles east of La Junta or 15 miles west of Las Animas. For more information, visit the park’s website calendar of events at https://www.nps.gov/beol/planyourvisit/calendar.htm or call the park at (719) 383-5010.