Civil War Encampment set for March 24, 2018

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February 28, 2018


Save the date! Pecos National Historical Park invites the public to participate in this year’s Civil War Encampment event on Saturday, March 24, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Learn about the life of Civil War soldiers in New Mexico, interact with living history participants, see black powder demonstrations, take a ride on a horse-drawn wagon, and hear speakers share their expertise on life during the Civil War in the West. This year’s family-friendly event will also include a variety of arts and crafts and historical games and is made possible in part by the generous support of the Friends of Pecos National Historical Park, Fort Union National Monument and Western National Parks Association.

Please note: Pecos National Historical Park’s Civil War Encampment will take place in the fields adjacent to the Forked Lightning Ranch House. A detailed schedule of events and directions will be released soon.

For more information about the park in general, contact Pecos NHP at (505) 757-7241 or visit our website at www.nps.gov/peco .

To reach the grounds of the Civil War Encampment: From I-25 N: Take the Pecos/Glorieta Exit, #299. Left onto overpass, right onto Route 50; proceed on Route 50 for eight miles. At the village of Pecos, take a right at the four-way stop onto Route 63. In 2.6 miles, the entrance to the encampment field will be on your left. Follow the dirt road east for 0.6 miles to the parking area. From I-25 S: Take the Rowe Exit, #307. Follow signs. From Highway 63, follow the road for 3 miles. The entrance to the encampment grounds will be on your right. Follow the dirt road east for 0.6 miles to the parking area.