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Fort Stanton After Dark

Be One Of The Few

Explore the grounds and buildings of Fort Stanton after dark.


Although the gates are open every day for visitors, few people get to experience the fort after dark.

Conducted in June and October from 6:00 to 9:00 pm, rangers. historians, and the Paranormal Society greet and guide visitors.

Whether you believe in ghosts or not, these evocative tours promise to be memorable, and guests have captured some unique images and videos on their cellphones!

Cost is $10 per person, kids under 12 are free. Food and treats served in the cafeteria, All proceeds support ongoing preservation efforts at the Fort Stanton Historic Site through the Museum of New Mexico Foundation and Fort Stanton, Inc.



Join us for this popular annual event.

If you are looking for action, look no further than Fort Stanton LIVE.

Held annually on the second Saturday in July, brings costumed interpreters 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!

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 Reenactments

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 also on hand to provide sustenance for your day at the Fort as well, so bring a healthy appetite for knowledge, food and fun.

Gates Open: 9:00 am

Admission: $10 per person; FREE for children under 12


Would you like to provide a display or demonstration at Fort Stanton LIVE?

Weddings at FORT STANTON

Whether in the blush of the morning, the glow of the afternoon, or the tranquility of the evening, a Fort Stanton wedding will create memories to last a lifetime.

Fort Stanton Historic Site is an event venue rooted in culture, history and natural beauty. Situated on 240+ pastoral acres with a historic chapel, Fort Stanton offers a captivating setting for your special day. 

Ceremonies on the parade grounds or in the Catholic Chapel can be easily scheduled, and the newer Auditorium building is a great room for reception banquets including dancing. 

The parade grounds are a perfect setting for a wedding tent, with the magnificent Sierra Blanca in the background and acccomodating ceremonies and receptions of any size.

Sophisticated or casual, large or small, our staff will assist with selecting the right package for your special day.

To schedule a site visit and discuss our rental rates and date availability, contact,


Are you considering Fort Stanton as a venue for an event? Let us help you create a custom and memorable experience at Fort Stanton Historic Site. Not only are rental fees competitive and affordable, but the facility rentals offer unusual flexibility in terms of space and catering options to meet your individual needs.

Get started today, call us at 575-345-0341. Or, submit your event details below and we'll be in touch soon.