Fort Stanton Historic Site

Fort Stanton Live!

July 08, 2015


Fort Stanton; Saturday, July 11, 2015 from 9am to 8pm. Costumed re-enactors from the Civil War and Indian Wars era will be at the Fort for demonstrations, presentations, concerts and a military ball which will have visitors dancing into the night. Additionally, the event brings authors, historians, photographers, artists, and a variety of historical vendors to site to share their crafts and other handiwork. Local food vendors are on hand to provide food throughout the day. Activities include historic reenactments; cavalry, infantry, artillery demonstrations; Buffalo Soldiers; Mescalero Apaches; Victorian ladies tea; authors, speakers, tours; period Military Ball Saturday evening; church service on Sunday; old time games for kids; concessions and live entertainment. Admission $5 for adults, children under 16 free. Call 575-354-0341.


Visiting Information

Hours and Days of Operation: Monday - Saturday, 10am-4pm; Sunday 12-4pm. The grounds of Fort Stanton are always open. The museum may be closed in bad weather. Closed New Year’s Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day.  Admission Prices: No admission fee–donations appreciated (all hours).

Driving Directions: Capitan, NM. Take 380 south of Capitan, making a left on 220.

For more information on Fort Stanton Historic Site visit Fort Stanton Historic Site is a division of the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs. The New Mexico Historic Site system was established on March 14, 1931 and Fort Stanton Historic Site is one of seven sites open to the public. These include Bosque Redondo Memorial at Fort Sumner, Coronado, El Camino Real Historic Trail Site, Fort Selden, Jemez, Fort Stanton and Lincoln.

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