Castle of the Plains

Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site features a reconstructed 1840s adobe fur trading post on the mountain branch of the Santa Fe Trail where traders, trappers, travelers, and the Cheyenne and Arapaho tribes came together in peaceful terms for trade.  Today, living historians recreate the sights, sounds, and smells of the past with guided tours, demonstrations and special events. 


Greg Driving Oxen

Things to do

Living history tours, demonstrations (seasonally), special events, self-guided tours and an orientation video is available.

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Kids Quarters Kids Doing Laundry

For Kids

Kids can participate in the "Kids Quarters" Event, stepping back in time on July 11, 2015. Go to the calendar section for an application.

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Cheyenne Speaks to Children

For Teachers

School tours with demonstrations are available year around. The park's Santa Fe Trail Traveling Trunk can be shipped to you school.

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WNPA Book Store

Western National Parks Association Book Store

The Book Store is stocked with books, videos, maps, and many of the trade goods found at the fort during the 1840s.

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