Experience ‘bygone ways of family fun’ at Rock Ledge Ranch July 4
Independence Day, 19th century style, will be celebrated at the Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site Tuesday, July 4.
Visitors can listen to live patriotic music, attend recitations of famous national writings by historic impersonators, play old-fashioned games and see replications of Civil War and Buffalo Soldier cavalry encampments.
The annual event will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Prices range from $6 for adults to discount prices for students, seniors and children, to free admission for active military with ID (and their immediate family) and for ages 6 and under.
“It's a way to get back to the friendly part of America, and at the same time educate kids in the bygone ways of good family fun,” said Ron Wright, president of Rock Ledge's Living History Association, a group of trained volunteers who dress in period clothing and interpret ranch activities for visitors.
Here is the schedule:
Picnics are welcome for people bringing their own food. There also will be hot dog and ice cream vendors, and sarsparilla and birch beer will be on sale in the Rock Ledge store.
The 230-acre ranch, owned by the City of Colorado Springs, is located in the Garden of the Gods, southwest of 30th Street and Gateway Road.
For more information, call 578-6777.
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