Special Event


Old-Fashioned Fourth

Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site


Per Person - Adults (age 16 and older): $10.00 Children (age 15 and under): Free America the Beautiful passes are honored. All park visitors are required to pay an entrance fee or have a valid federal recreation pass to recreate in the park, including walking on the trails. https://www.nps.gov/beol/planyourvisit/fees.htm

Dates & Times


Tuesday, July 4, 2023


1:00 PM


3 hours

Type of Event

Children’s Program
Living History


The 4th of July was one of the few holidays celebrated across the country in the 1840s. The victory over the British in the War for Independence was still only a few generations in the past, and the War of 1812, which some Americans considered “a second battle for Independence” was but a few decades earlier. 

The holiday will be commemorated at the fort in “1840s-style” with a parade, orations, and plenty of games for kids. Some of the cross-cultural nature of the fort will be shown with a piñata break. Visitors will also have the chance to enter a drawing to win a flag flown over the fort!

Reservation or Registration: No

Contact Information

Alicia Lafever
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