March Travel Santa Fe NM Feature Event: Battle of Glorieta Pass Reenactment

Battle of Glorieta PassCivil War: Battle of Glorieta Pass    (DATE: March 26-28, 1862)

Planning March travel to Santa Fe, New Mexico? Interested in United States History; Southwest History; Civil War History? Do you find Ancient Pueblo culture intriguing… have a fascination with the Santa Fe Trail or Route 66? Well Pueblo Bonito bed and breakfast inn- Santa Fe’s March Santa Fe travel feature should be right for you: The Civil War reenactment of the Battle of Glorieta Pass. This historic Civil War battle took place not far from us Glorieta Pass Battlefield plaqueon the Santa Fe trail (NOTE: portions of the Santa Fe Trail later were incorporated into Route 66).

Pecos Historic Monument (another very interesting historic site you’ll want to see when visiting historic Santa Fe) is responsible for putting together the “Battle of Glorieta Pass” Civil War Encampment.  The encampment is a special event which takes place every March 28th and will occur in 2019. The main phase of the battle took place on this day in 1862 and the enactment allows visitors to learn about life as a Civil War soldier in New Mexico. Activities for the whole family will be plentiful. Meet with the living history participants, view black powder demonstrations, enjoy a horse-drawn wagon ride, there will be kids’ games and special Civil War canon speakers who will share their expertise on life during the Civil War in the West. This March Travel Santa Fe Feature event is certain to be a guest pleaser for those staying at Pueblo Bonito bed and breakfast inn- Santa Fe-  (a 158 yr old historic adobe pueblo lodging facility in downtown Santa Fe!). Book Now for best rates and create an enlightening journey back into history!

The Battle of Glorieta Pass, often referred to as “The Gettysburg of the West”, is attributed to ending a Confederate charge into the West and thus ending the Civil War in the Western US.  This historic battle ground and surrounding strategic locations are well preserved with accurate battle strategies documented for March Santa Fe travelers interested in historic New Mexico adventure travel. One can create a half day or full day historic Civil War soldiers reenactmentexploration trip. Add stops like Pecos National Monument (site of 1680 Pueblo Revolt); Church in Canoncito; Pigeons Ranch (blog); Kowlowski’s Stop; eat in the village of Pecos NM; stop at the Civil War Battle markers; and more!  The Battle of Glorieta in the New Mexico territory marks the place where Union troops thwarted an ambitious Confederate military campaign, designed to expand the Confederacy westward. The Confederates hoped to take control of the mining inches of Colorado and press on to capture key ports in the California.  Learn more first hand at the Glorieta Pass memorialReenactment of the Battle of Glorieta Pass on March 28, 2019 first hand- Book NOW for best available rates and room selection! Call 1-800-461-4599 for assistance in making your lodging plans.

 

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