Old Fort Bliss Replica

Old Fort Bliss Replica Step back in time to 1857 at the Old Fort Bliss Replica and life on the frontier. "Like" our page for upcoming community and living history events!

Welcome to El Paso del Rio del Norte. This reconstruction of Fort Bliss at Magoffinsville was a gift from the city of El Paso in 1948. It's stated purpose was "To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the establishment of Fort Bliss, thereby expressing the gratitude of our people for all the good things in life that have come our way as a result of its establishment." Read more in our online brochure!http://www.blissmwr.com/oldfortbliss/OFBR_BROCHURE.pdf

Fort Bliss MWR
12/12/2014

Fort Bliss MWR

Do you need somewhere to have your holiday party? Check out Old Fort Bliss Replica!

For more information call, 588-8482.

Fort Bliss MWR
12/10/2014

Fort Bliss MWR

Have you always wanted to learn how to make wreaths and other arts and crafts? Well, look no further, our very own Old Fort Bliss Replica is now hosting Craft Workshops.

The workshops are every Wednesday from 2-4 PM, beginning December 3rd.

Workshops will feature discussions, displays and demonstrations. This event is free and is open to those ages 12 and above.

For more information call, 588-8482.

Old Fort Bliss Replica 66th Anniversary
11/09/2014

Old Fort Bliss Replica 66th Anniversary

Don't forget tomorrow is the big day! Come celebrate the 66th anniversary of the Old Fort Bliss Replica during Old Fort ...
11/08/2014

Don't forget tomorrow is the big day! Come celebrate the 66th anniversary of the Old Fort Bliss Replica during Old Fort Bliss Days Saturday November 8th from 9am - 4pm.

Celebrate the 66th anniversary of the Old Fort Bliss Replica during Old Fort Bliss Days Friday, November 7 through Satur...
10/23/2014

Celebrate the 66th anniversary of the Old Fort Bliss Replica during Old Fort Bliss Days Friday, November 7 through Saturday, November 8.

Events kick off with a flag retirement ceremony at 5pm on November 7. Learn about proper flag etiquette, and bring flags that need to be disposed of in the proper manner.

Saturday activities will run from 9am - 4pm and are dependent upon volunteer participation. Volunteers are needed to help make the event a success – if you’re interested in being a part of living history, visit facebook.com/oldfortbliss or call (915) 588-8482 to learn more about assisting.

Old Fort Bliss is located at 5054, at the corner of Pershing and Pleasonton roads on West Fort Bliss. For more information, visit blissmwr.com/oldfortbliss or call (915) 568-4518 or (915) 588-8482.

Enjoy a spooky good time at the Haunted Pumpkin Patch! From 5-9 p.m. Friday, October 24, head to Old Fort Bliss for Hall...
10/16/2014

Enjoy a spooky good time at the Haunted Pumpkin Patch! From 5-9 p.m. Friday, October 24, head to Old Fort Bliss for Halloween fun. The pumpkin patch opens at 5 p.m. and the ghost stories begin at 6:30 p.m.

Pumpkins are available on a first-come, first-served basis in exchange for donations to the museum. One pumpkin per child ages 3 and up. Children must be present to get a pumpkin.

Bring a lawn chair or blanket and cozy up by the fire pit, where there will be ghost stories for the kids. There will be face painting, food and beverages available for purchase and more.

Old Fort Bliss is located at 5054 at the corner of Pershing and Pleasonton roads. For more information, call (915) 568-4518 or (915) 588-8482.

Stop by today for the last market of the season and discover more about the local wine industry! :) 4-6pm
09/26/2014

Stop by today for the last market of the season and discover more about the local wine industry! :) 4-6pm

Stop by today and see a glimpse the frontier! :)
08/23/2014

Stop by today and see a glimpse the frontier! :)

See what life was like for Soldiers at Fort Bliss in the 1800’s during Frontier Day at the Old Fort Bliss Replica Museum.
On August 23 from 11am-3pm, watch historians reenact what life was like at Fort Bliss from 1853-1868. Participants can also visit Old Fort Bliss Replica’s 1850’s era shops and explore cooking, sewing, pottery, saddle making and blacksmithing as it was when El Paso was still on the nation’s frontier.
The Old Fort Bliss Replica Museum is located on the corner of Pershing and Pleasonton. For more information, call 588-8482.

08/22/2014

Do you like to buy local? Join us this TODAY from 4-6 at the Wagon Trails Market over at the Old Fort Bliss Replica! We'll be roasting and selling Hatch chiles at the market! Come and get'em!

See what life was like for Soldiers at Fort Bliss in the 1800’s during Frontier Day at the Old Fort Bliss Replica Museum...
08/15/2014

See what life was like for Soldiers at Fort Bliss in the 1800’s during Frontier Day at the Old Fort Bliss Replica Museum.
On August 23 from 11am-3pm, watch historians reenact what life was like at Fort Bliss from 1853-1868. Participants can also visit Old Fort Bliss Replica’s 1850’s era shops and explore cooking, sewing, pottery, saddle making and blacksmithing as it was when El Paso was still on the nation’s frontier.
The Old Fort Bliss Replica Museum is located on the corner of Pershing and Pleasonton. For more information, call 588-8482.

Do you have plans for this coming weekend? Stop by the Old Fort Bliss Replica Market on Friday Afternoons from 4-6pm! Or...
07/10/2014
Come Join Us For Fort Stanton Live!

Do you have plans for this coming weekend? Stop by the Old Fort Bliss Replica Market on Friday Afternoons from 4-6pm! Or if you are feeling adventurous, take a long day trip up to Fort Stanton (near Ruidoso, NM only 2 hours away!) to see one of the largest Civil War / 19th century living history event in the region!

� If you are looking for action, look no further than Fort Stanton where the annual� Fort Stanton Live! �event brings costumed reeanactors 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…

Are you looking for something fun to do? Stop by the Old Fort Bliss Replica this afternoon and enjoy our weekly Wagon Tr...
06/20/2014

Are you looking for something fun to do? Stop by the Old Fort Bliss Replica this afternoon and enjoy our weekly Wagon Trails Market! We will also be honoring our outgoing Garrison Commander Colonel Brant Dayley with Boy Scout Troop 248 and the YISD JROTC Cadets, with a formal Flag Retreat and an official Flag Retirement Ceremony. Stop by to shop local venders and see history in action! Hope to see you there!

Victorian Tea and Open HouseIn celebration of Mother's Day, the Old Fort Bliss Replica requests the pleasure of your com...
05/02/2014

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.

04/16/2014
Fort Stanton Garrison

Are you looking for something fun to do this weekend? Check out the Living History Encampment schedule for the Fort Stanton Garrison! What is your favorite frontier fort to visit with your family? You don't have one? Well get out and go see! :)

Living History Encampment Schedule

Saturday, April 19

10:00 Morning Flag Ceremony Flag Pole
10:15 Drill Infantry Manual of Arms Parade Ground
10:30 Children’s Easter Activities CO Quarters
11:00 Drill Mounted Saber Exercise Parade Ground

12:00 Ration Issue Barracks

1:00 Drill Musket Firing Parade Ground
2:00 Construction of the Fort Demo Barracks
3:00 Ladies’ Tea CO Quarters
4:00 Evening Flag Ceremony Flag Pole

Head over to the Old Fort Bliss Replica on Tuesday, April 22 for Earth Day at the Old Fort.This event will run from 1-4p...
04/11/2014

Head over to the Old Fort Bliss Replica on Tuesday, April 22 for Earth Day at the Old Fort.

This event will run from 1-4pm and is free and open to the public. Participants can enjoy orchard planting and garden maintenance tips, outdoor games, and more while listening to Earth Shakin’ music.

Participants are also encouraged to participate in the “Top This Hat Contest” by making headgear using all natural materials. Judging for this contest will begin at 2 p.m.

The Old Fort Bliss Replica is located at Building 5054 on the corner of Pershing and Pleasonton. For more information, call 588-8482.

Do you have plans for this Saturday? Come enjoy the fun and sun at the Old Fort Bliss Replica Museum on April 5 from 1-5...
04/03/2014

Do you have plans for this Saturday? Come enjoy the fun and sun at the Old Fort Bliss Replica Museum on April 5 from 1-5 p.m.

For only $8 per person, you will receive a slice of pizza, drink and your choice of a duck tape wallet, bug jar or leather craft. Other activities will include face painting and inflatable jump houses. Proceeds from this event will benefit the Old Fort Bliss Replica’s Children’s Learning Center exhibits.

For more information, call 915-569-6071.

Check it out! :)

Come enjoy the fun and sun at the Old Fort Bliss Replica Museum on April 5 from 1-5 p.m.

For only $8 per person, you will receive a slice of pizza, drink and your choice of a duck tape wallet, bug jar or leather craft. Other activities will include face painting and inflatable jump houses. Proceeds from this event will benefit the Old Fort Bliss Replica’s Children’s Learning Center exhibits.

For more information, call 915-569-6071.

03/27/2014

Are you looking for something fun to do this weekend? Come visit the Old Fort Bliss Replica or ride the bus into town for the annual KidsPalooza Event! :)

Check it out! :)Come enjoy the fun and sun at the Old Fort Bliss Replica Museum on April 5 from 1-5 p.m.For only $8 per ...
03/27/2014

Check it out! :)

Come enjoy the fun and sun at the Old Fort Bliss Replica Museum on April 5 from 1-5 p.m.

For only $8 per person, you will receive a slice of pizza, drink and your choice of a duck tape wallet, bug jar or leather craft. Other activities will include face painting and inflatable jump houses. Proceeds from this event will benefit the Old Fort Bliss Replica’s Children’s Learning Center exhibits.

For more information, call 915-569-6071.

02/08/2014

Have you heard? The Old Fort Bliss Replica will be participating in the 1849 celebration with Freedom Crossing at Fort Bliss! Stop by tomorrow from 1200 - 1600 to see volunteers dressed in period clothing who will be demonstrating life on the frontier with the Army!

Have you heard?  The Old Fort Bliss Replica will be participating in the 1849 celebration with Freedom Crossing at Fort ...
02/08/2014

Have you heard? The Old Fort Bliss Replica will be participating in the 1849 celebration with Freedom Crossing at Fort Bliss! Stop by both Saturdays from 1200 - 1600 to see volunteers dressed in period clothing who will be demonstrating life on the frontier with the Army!

12/12/2013

We're so sorry to share that we are canceling our 19th century holiday celebration this evening! Thank you all for you support!

12/12/2013

Seasons Greetings friends! Will you be part of the "Fort Bliss Holiday Tour of Homes" this evening? Please be sure to stop by the Old Fort Bliss Replica to see how the Holidays were celebrated on the frontier! Volunteers will be there in period clothing demonstrating period crafts.

Check out these birdhouse gourds all hung up to dry! Does anyone know what they would have used them for during the 1850...
11/13/2013

Check out these birdhouse gourds all hung up to dry! Does anyone know what they would have used them for during the 1850s?

11/08/2013

Looking for something fun for the whole family to be part of? Join us over at the Replica this evening for our Official Flag Retirement Ceremony and Living History Demonstrations from 9-5 on Saturday.

Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Come on out and celebrate the 65th anniversary of the Old Fort Bliss Repli...
11/05/2013

Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Come on out and celebrate the 65th anniversary of the Old Fort Bliss Replica during Old Fort Bliss Living History Days Friday, November 8-Saturday, November 9.

Events kick off with a flag retirement ceremony at 5 p.m. November 8. Learn about proper flag etiquette, and bring flags that need to be disposed of so they can be taken care of in the proper manner. Saturday living history activities will run from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Stop by and see each part of the Replica come to life with volunteers in period costume and live demonstrations!

Old Fort Bliss is located at Bldg. 5054, at the corner of Pershing and Pleasonton roads on West Fort Bliss. For more information, visit blissmwr.com/oldfortbliss or call (915) 568-4518 or (915) 588-8482.

Celebrate the 65th anniversary of the Old Fort Bliss Replica during Old Fort Bliss Days Friday, November 8-Saturday, November 9.

Events kick off with a flag retirement ceremony at 5 p.m. November 8. Learn about proper flag etiquette, and bring flags that need to be disposed of so they can be taken care of in the proper manner. Saturday living history activities will run from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Stop by and see each part of the Replica come to life with volunteers in period costume and live demonstrations!

Old Fort Bliss is located at Bldg. 5054, at the corner of Pershing and Pleasonton roads on West Fort Bliss. For more information, visit blissmwr.com/oldfortbliss or call (915) 568-4518 or (915) 588-8482.

Celebrate the 65th anniversary of the Old Fort Bliss Replica during Old Fort Bliss Days Friday, November 8-Saturday, Nov...
11/01/2013

Celebrate the 65th anniversary of the Old Fort Bliss Replica during Old Fort Bliss Days Friday, November 8-Saturday, November 9.

Events kick off with a flag retirement ceremony at 5 p.m. November 8. Learn about proper flag etiquette, and bring flags that need to be disposed of so they can be taken care of in the proper manner. Saturday living history activities will run from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Stop by and see each part of the Replica come to life with volunteers in period costume and live demonstrations!

Old Fort Bliss is located at Bldg. 5054, at the corner of Pershing and Pleasonton roads on West Fort Bliss. For more information, visit blissmwr.com/oldfortbliss or call (915) 568-4518 or (915) 588-8482.

Looking for some fall family fun?  Stop by TODAY and enjoy a spooky good time at the Haunted Pumpkin Patch! From 5-9 p.m...
10/26/2013

Looking for some fall family fun? Stop by TODAY and enjoy a spooky good time at the Haunted Pumpkin Patch! From 5-9 p.m. Saturday, October 26, head to Old Fort Bliss for Halloween fun. The pumpkin patch opens at 5 p.m., and the ghost stories begin at 6:30 p.m.

Decorate pumpkins, available in exchange for donations to the museum, on a first-come, first-served basis. One pumpkin per child ages 3 and up. Children must be present to get a pumpkin. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and cozy up by the fire pit, where there will be ghost stories for the kids. There will be face painting, food and beverages available for purchase, hay rides, and more!

Enjoy a spooky good time at the Haunted Pumpkin Patch! From 5-9 p.m. Saturday, October 26, head to Old Fort Bliss for Halloween fun. The pumpkin patch opens at 5 p.m., and the ghost stories begin at 6:30 p.m.

Decorate pumpkins, available in exchange for donations to the museum, on a first-come, first-served basis. One pumpkin per child ages 3 and up. Children must be present to get a pumpkin. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and cozy up by the fire pit, where there will be ghost stories for the kids. There will be face painting, food and beverages available for purchase and more.

Old Fort Bliss is located in Bldg. 5054 at the corner of Pershing and Pleasonton roads, on West Fort Bliss. For more information, call (915) 568-4518 or (915) 588-8482.

Check it out! Our 65th Anniversary Celebration is featured in the MWR Bliss Now Magazine!
10/21/2013

Check it out! Our 65th Anniversary Celebration is featured in the MWR Bliss Now Magazine!

Enjoy a spooky good time at the Haunted Pumpkin Patch! From 5-9 p.m. Saturday, October 26, head to Old Fort Bliss for Ha...
10/17/2013

Enjoy a spooky good time at the Haunted Pumpkin Patch! From 5-9 p.m. Saturday, October 26, head to Old Fort Bliss for Halloween fun. The pumpkin patch opens at 5 p.m., and the ghost stories begin at 6:30 p.m.

Decorate pumpkins, available in exchange for donations to the museum, on a first-come, first-served basis. One pumpkin per child ages 3 and up. Children must be present to get a pumpkin. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and cozy up by the fire pit, where there will be ghost stories for the kids. There will be face painting, food and beverages available for purchase and more.

Old Fort Bliss is located in Bldg. 5054 at the corner of Pershing and Pleasonton roads, on West Fort Bliss. For more information, call (915) 568-4518 or (915) 588-8482.

Check out the brand new sign that was installed this week!
10/03/2013

Check out the brand new sign that was installed this week!

Check out the amazing artwork created during today's class!
09/28/2013

Check out the amazing artwork created during today's class!

We still have some spaces left for this special weekend event!
09/27/2013

We still have some spaces left for this special weekend event!

Get creative with special-event Crafts, Cocktails and Canvases 2-5 p.m., Saturday September 28 and Sunday, September 29 at Old Fort Bliss Replica.

Saturday will be full of rustic views, with your choice of painting Old Fort Bliss Replica with artist Stephanie Conroy or stamping leather with Tandy Leather.

Sunday’s wreath-making craft or lovely painting of a wine and grapes rounds out the weekend.

For $25 per person, per day, you will enjoy delicious hors d’oeuvres, two cocktails and your choice of craft or painting. Join us one day, or both days to share in the fun!

Space is limited, and registration is required. For more information, call (915) 569-6071 or e-mail [email protected].

09/17/2013
Fort Stanton Garrison

Are you looking for something fun to do this weekend? Check out the Living History Encampment schedule for the Fort Stanton Garrison! What is your favorite frontier fort to visit with your family? You don't have one? Well get out and go see! :)

Living History Encampment Schedule
9-21-13

Saturday, September 21

10:00 Morning Flag Ceremony
10:15 Drill Manual of Arms and Stacking
11:15 Drill Artillery Non Firing Drill
12:00 Ration Issue

1:00 Discussion Who are we and Why are we here?
2:30 Drill Mounted Drill
4:00 Tour of the Buildings
5:00 Evening Flag Ceremony

Sunday, September 22

10:00 Morning Flag Ceremony

NO further scheduled activities, although living historians will be on site most of the day.

09/13/2013

Also - Frontier Days at Fort Selden has been postponed till Oct 12, the fort got hit with an inch of rain this morning and there is more to come up there. Stay safe folks!

09/13/2013

Due to the rain and flooding around the Replica area, there will be NO market tonight. Wanda has just canceled the event. See you all next Friday! Stay safe folks!

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El Paso, TX
79916

General information

Open Tuesday-Friday 10am-5pm and Saturday by appointment Closed Sundays and federal holidays Guided and group tours availiable

Products

If you are interested in having a plot in the Fort Bliss Community Garden, please send us an email with your questions at [email protected] or stop by the Old Fort Bliss Replica in person

Program Manager:
Wanda Kienzle.

Social Media / Volunteer Coordinator:
Ann Marie Detavernier

---> Here are the 'Plot Agreements' for 2012
(Cross out the 12 and write 13 until it's updated! :)http://www.blissmwr.com/oldfortbliss/COMMUNITY_GARDEN_GUIDELINES2012.pdf

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