Civil War Encampment

People marching in Civil War military uniforms marching in snow.
Civil War Union soldiers marching in the snow

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Pecos National Historical Park commemorates the Battle of Glorieta Pass each year by putting together a Civil War Encampment. The encampment is a special event that takes place in March as the main phase of the battle took place March 26-28, 1862 and allows visitors to learn about the life of Civil War soldiers in New Mexico. There are activities for the whole family to enjoy such as interacting with living history participants, black powder demonstrations, kids’ crafts and games, and special guest speakers sharing their expertise on life during the Civil War. Visit the Battle of Glorieta Pass page to learn more about the battle that was considered the "Gettysburg of the West."

If you would like to learn more about the New Mexico Territory's role in the American Civil War, please watch this 20-minute film.

Two men and a woman in period garb.
Living history at Pecos NHP, March 2016

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Interested in other park special events? Visit the Special Event page for more infromation about other park events.

Visit the Things to Do page for information about visiting the park any other time.

Last updated: April 3, 2020

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Pecos National Historical Park
P.O. Box 418

Pecos , NM 87552


505 757-7241

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