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    Bent's Old Fort

    National Historic Site Colorado

Plan A Field Trip

Kids in fort council room learning the use of Cheyenne sign language.
The fort council room was the place where the Cheyenne Indians brought their buffalo robes for trade.  The trader uses Cheyenne sign language with visiting students. 
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Guided Tour Reservation Information

The park is open 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM with 10:30 AM and 1:00 PM guided tour times September through May and 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM with 9:30 AM, 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM and 2:30 PM tour times June through August. A short demonstration is included with the tour. Western National Parks Associaton's Bookstore offers videos, maps, and books for sale about the fort and the Santa Fe Trail. Plan on your visit lasting at least 2 hours. Call (719) 383-5026 for reservations. The fee is $3.00 for persons over 12 years of age, $2.00 for persons 6 to 12 years of age, and free for children less than 6 years of age. There should be one adult for each 10 children if possible, to help direct and supervise the group.

 

Did You Know?

Bullet making

Frontiersmen carried bars of lead and made their own bullets using a ladle and a bullet mold. Heated over a hot fire, the molten lead was poured into the mold, let cool and then opened, allowing the bullet to fall out.