Bldg. 5054 - corner of Pershing + Pleasonton, 915-568-4518

 

Hours of Operation:
October-Frebruary: 9am-4pm

March-September: 10am-5pm
Closed Sunday, Monday and federal holidays
Guided and group tours availiable
To request information about Old Fort Bliss click here.

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Tour Packet - Brochure - Rental Agreement

 

Old Fort Bliss Traders' Market

The Old Fort Bliss Replica will host a Traders' Market each Friday in April through September. For more information, call (915) 588-8482 or (915) 568-4518.

 

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News And Events

Old Fort Bliss Replica Gallery
The Old Fort Replica currently has a collection of prints from the renowned artist Jose Cisneros on display in the Gallery Room. The series of 10 sketches are historical depictions of the military from the 16th Century Conquistador to a U.S. Army Soldier from 1940. The Gallery will feature works from local artists well as students from area schools. If you are interested in having art displayed, contact the facility at 568-4518 or Wanda at 588-8482.

Community Garden Adjacent to the Old Fort Bliss Replica
The Fort Bliss community is invited to select a raised garden bed and begin planting. Garden bed frames, top soil and compost are available on a first come basis. Stop by the facility during hours of operation, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and select a spot for your garden. For more information call the facility at 568-4518 or Wanda at 588-8482.

Old Fort Bliss Replica tours
Planning a tour for a school class or organization? We have several dates available for the remainder of the school season and for the summer. Call the facility at 568-4518 or Wanda at 588-8482 for dates and details.

Old Fort Bliss Meeting and Conference Space
The Gallery Room has space available for small meetings and gatherings. Call the Old Fort Bliss Replica at 568-4518 or Wanda at 588-8482 for available dates and details.

Volunteer at the Old Fort Bliss Replica
Looking for a great place to volunteer? Like working with children? Then the Fort Bliss Children’s Cultural Living History Program might be right for YOU! The program is a “hands-on” experience for the students of El Paso. The children spend the day at Old Fort Bliss, learning about life in the 1850s. Volunteers dressed in period clothing work as interpreters in the facility’s different areas. Training and costumes are provided by the program. The Old Fort Bliss Replica is located on the corner of Pershing and Pleasanton roads. For more information, please call Wanda at 588-8482.

Lunch on the lawn
Enjoy lunch on the lawn every Friday at the Old Fort Bliss Replica. Bring your lunch and sit at our picnic tables while you take a break from your busy day and enjoy the peace and quiet. Relax, check out the replica’s displays, and take a step back in time while you imagine what Fort Bliss was like in a different era.

Learn to weave!
Do you want to learn how to weave a lap blanket or shawl using centuries-old techniques? Register for weaving classes at the Old Fort Bliss Replica! All skill levels are welcome. We provide the loom and you bring the yarn. Classes form throughout the year. For details, call 568-4518 or 588-8482.

With our deepest appreciation:

The Old Fort Bliss Replica was fortunate to have Dave Phipps as a friend and supporter. Dave organized the re-enactor events held in 2010, bringing to them the authenticity necessary for a successful Living History program. He recruited volunteers and demonstrated with them the life of soldiers in the 1850s.

This year Dave accepted a wonderful promotion and he and his wife Lynn moved to our nation’s capital to continue his career there. The Old Fort Bliss Replica will miss him. Dave had a passion for history and enjoyed sharing his knowledge with the visitors of the replica. He was amazing to watch in his 1850s uniform demonstrating vintage tools and weapons, telling stories and giving lessons to wide-eyed children who could imagine life in that different era because of the magic of Dave’s portrayal.

I hope you had a chance to see and listen to Dave when he volunteered his valuable time at the replica. Actually, it began long before I took over as program director. Dave’s contributions to the Old Fort span over years of service. Dave was a wonderful person to work with, an incredible asset to the program, an invaluable steward to the replica and a real friend to the fort.


As he left, he donated his tools and furnishings to be a permanent part of the replica exhibits. The cherished tools of a faithful supporter of the Living History of the Old Fort Bliss are on display for that history to be shared.

Thank you Dave. You will be missed.

 

Wagon Trails Market at Old Fort Bliss

Shop for crafts, services, produce, food items, and more at the Wagon Trails Market at Old Fort Bliss.

From 4-6 p.m. every Friday through the fall (except those associated with a federal holiday weekend), head to the Old Fort Bliss Replica at the corner of Pershing and Pleasonton for a fun family shopping experience. Browse vendors, enjoy entertainment and find a great way to spend a Friday evening ... you might even find something to take home for dinner!

Vendors and entertainers of all sorts are welcome to contact the replica's education program manager for more information on setting up at the market.

To become a vendor, or to learn more, call (915) 568-4518 or (915) 588-8482.

Victorian Tea and Open House

In celebration of Mother’s Day, the Old Fort Bliss Replica requests the pleasure of your company at a Victorian Tea and Open House Saturday, May 10 from 2-4 p.m.

Experience the replica’s historic ambiance while you take part in a fun social event including classic tea-time refreshments and fantastic photo opportunities. Guests are invited to bring their sons and daughters, mothers or friends. The recommended attire is summer dress with gloves and, if desired, a hat.

The event costs $10 ages 10 and over, $5 ages 5-9 and children 4 and under eat free. Advance reservations are required.

The Old Fort Bliss Replica is located at 5054 Pershing Road, at the intersection with Pleasonton. Call (915) 588-8482 for reservations, or visit blissmwr.com/oldfortbliss for more information.

Dinner and a Show: History of the Buffalo Soldiers

If you're looking for something entertaining to do on Fort Bliss this Spring, here's your chance! Join us on May 16 for the History of the Buffalo Soldiers.

The dinner bell rings at 5pm, and if you like eating, you’ll love the menu. BBQ chicken and brisket will be served buffet style along with other side items, bread and desserts.

Beginning at 8:30pm after dinner, be entertained as actor Bob Snead brings to life an unusual one act play, the life and times of Lt. Henry Ossian Flipper, the first black graduate of the United States Military Academy. Stay late for music and a campfire and don't miss the craft beer and wine tasting featuring some of the area's finest brews and wines.

Admission is $15 pp, or $25 per couple. Seating is limited and reservations are recommended. Cash only at the door. Tasting tickets sold seperately. Old Fort Bliss Replica is located at Bldg. 5054 on the corner of Pershing and Pleasonton. For more information, call 915-588-8482.

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