Event Details

Fort Stanton Live

At Fort Stanton Historic Site
7/13/24, Saturday
9:00am - 4:30pm

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Held annually on the second Saturday in July in partnership with Fort Stanton Inc., Fort Stanton Live brings costumed interpreters from the Civil War and Indian Wars era to the Fort for a variety of activities. Visitors can expect cavalry, infantry, and artillery demonstrations (no cannons or cap guns will be fired), presentations from writers and historians, tours, old-time games for kids, food vendors, and live performances from period-appropriate bands.

The monthly Fort Stanton Living History programming will be held in conjunction with this event, including site tours, children’s craft projects, and more.

Schedule of Fort Stanton Living History Activities:

10 AM: Living History begins

11:30 AM: Tour of the WWII German Internment Camp and the Old Army Cemetery

11:30 AM- 12:45 PM: Vintage Games

12:45-1:45 PM: Lunch break for Living History actors

3 PM: Living History ends

In addition, celebrate the reopening of the newly rehabilitated Nurses Quarters, with a medical tape, a.k.a. ribbon, cutting at 10:30 a.m. See new exhibits inside the Nurses Quarters and watch a slideshow of historic images. In honor of the nurses who once worked at the Fort, a blood drive will be hosted from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. with the Vitalant bloodmobile, and cookies and juice will be provided by the friends group. Kids can participate in nurse and medical-themed children’s activities throughout the day.

The New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs Wonders on Wheels mobile museum will be onsite with an exciting new exhibit called "Growing New Mexico" traveling from the New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum. 

Admission for Fort Stanton Live is $10 for adults and $5 for children 16 and younger. Tickets for Fort Stanton Live are available for purchase online now! We encourage you to speed through admission by buying tickets in advance. We will still honor our many free admission categories: Culture Pass Holders, Blue Star Families, New Mexico Museum Foundation Members, New Mexico Disabled Veterans, and Foster Families. Those qualifying for free admission must pick up their tickets on the same day.

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