Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site – Kid’s Perspective

 

Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site
Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site

The same day we went to Sand Creek Massacre we went to Bents Old Fort (June 28, 2014). Bents Old Fort was a trading post and a lodge. I felt very lucky to have a guided tour by a Ranger!  I learned so much about the fort and the Ranger told us about all the rooms! The Ranger that gave us the tour was nice. We learned that the owners of Bents Old Fort was William and Charles Bent. The significance of this place is the trading post. Mexicans and Indians came there. There was a total of 7 languages spoken there (super cool). Once we were done with the guided tour we finished our Junior Ranger Program. We decided to complete the book in the trading post.

Cat
DJ the Cat!

As we were working we saw a cat, her name was DJ and she just laid on our books. It was funny. We also learned Susan Magoffin was a women that wrote about the fort.  The park got a women’s prospective from her diary which helped the park rebuild the fort. I think my favorite part was getting the guided tour.

After we got are badge we ended the trip by ringing the bell (a must while visiting). That is my trip to Bents Old Fort.

Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site
Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site