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    Bent's Old Fort

    National Historic Site Colorado

For Kids

Kids living the life of a 1840's soldier. 
Kid's Quarters gives 7-11 year olds the chance to perform hands-on work of the 1840's soldier, craftsman, laborer, cook, trapper, and trader. 
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Kid's Quarters 2013

The event provides seven to eleven year old children the chance to "step back in time" and learn skills of the 1800's. Children are split into groups of trappers, traders, laborers, blacksmiths and carpenters, Indians, and soldiers. Adult living history historians guide the children through normal life and work routines of the 1840's fur trading post. Applications will be available at this website May 1, 2014.

Junior Ranger Program
The children must complete selected parts of the Bent's Old Fort Junior Ranger booklet.

 
Web Ranger Site

National Park Web Ranger
Have fun with the National Park Service Web Ranger Site. Click here to enter.

Did You Know?

Bent's Fort

Bent's Fort was on the boundary with Mexico in the 1830s and 1840s. It was 600 miles from the nearest town in Missouri.