Fort Stanton LIVE 2018

Saturday July 14th


Men in historic costume marching

Grand Opening of the Fort Stanton Hospital Exhibit

Premier of the Japanese Internment Exhibit

Historic Reenactments

Cannon Fire!!!

Lecture Series

Military Ball

Live Music and Great Food

Gates Open 9am

Admission: $5 per person; FREE for children under 12

For more information, visit or call 575-354-0341

Fort Stanton Live Printable Map

Fort Stanton Live Schedule

Fort Stanton Live Lectures


If you are looking for action, look no further than Fort Stanton where the annual Fort Stanton Live! event brings costumed reeanactors from the Civil War and Indian Wars era to the Fort for demonstrations, presentations, concert and a military ball which will have visitors dancing into the night!  Additionally, the event brings authors, historians, photographers, artists, and a variety of historical vendors to site to share their crafts and other handiwork.  Local food vendors are on hand to provide sustenance for your day at the Fort as well, so bring a healthy appetite for knowledge, food and fun.

Activities Include:

  • Cavalry, Infantry, Artillery Demonstrations
  • Buffalo Soldiers
  • Mescalero Apaches
  • Victorian Ladies Tea
  • Authors, Speakers, Tours
  • Period Military Ball Saturday Evening
  • Church Service on Sunday
  • Old Time Games for Kids
  • Concessions and Live Entertainment
  • Historic Re-enactments
  • We invite everyone to come and see Fort Stanton as it was!  Re-enactors come from various states, and include theatrical troupes, period acts, live cannon fire demonstrations, cavalry saber charges, and more.  Re-enactments represent fort life as it was in the 1850’s through the 1870’s.

If Planning to Participate as Re-enactor:  (Deadline July 1, 2018)

Fort Stanton LIVE registration form.

Here are a few pictures from last year’s event.

(Images are courtesy of Gerald Garrett of Capitan, NM)

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 For more information, telephone the Fort Museum at (575) 354-0341