Annual Candlelight Stroll tickets available
November 22, 2010
- Fort Sill offers tour of 1870s Army post on Dec. 12.
- Learn history from reinactors in period costumes and uniforms.
- Fort Sill most complete frontier fort from Indian Wars period.
Fort Sill, Okla.--Tickets for the Fort Sill Museum's annual Candlelight Stroll are now available at the post's Museum Administrative Office. The event is free and open to the public but tickets are required.
The Fort Sill Museum hosts the tour of the 1870s Army post on Sunday, Dec. 12. The Fort Sill National Historic Landmark boasts 49 buildings dating from the late 19th century which comprises the most complete frontier fort in existence from the Indian Wars period.
Volunteers will escort groups on an evening stroll by candlelight around the old Quadrangle visiting four locations; the Chapel, the Sherman House, the Cavalry Barracks, and the Guardhouse. Special interpreters, including "buffalo Soldiers," deputy U.S. marshals, and pioneer women of the day, will present the history at each location. Artillery, infantry and cavalry soldiers from the late 1800s will also be present. The first post commander and his wife, Col. and Mrs. Benjamin Grierson, will also be present to welcome everyone at Sherman House.
The action begins and ends at the Interpretive Center on the southeast corner of the quadrangle where guests will be served hot cider and cookies.
The Interpretive Center opens at 6 p.m. with tours beginning every 15 minutes from 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. Each tour, consisting of about 25 people, will last about one hour. Tickets are free and will be marked according to the tour start time. No children under ten years of age will be allowed. Participants must be able to walk at a brisk pace and climb stairs.
Tickets are available from the Museum Administrative Office at 437 NW Quanah Road, or call 580-442-5123, Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.