Travel back in time at Fort Sill's annual Candlelight Stroll

Travel back in time at Fort Sill's annual Candlelight Stroll

FORT SILL, Okla._Tour groups got to travel back in time Saturday night at the Fort Sill's annual Candlelight Stroll. People got to explore the Army Post as it was in the 1870s all by candle light or lantern. Visitors gathered at the Fort Sill National Historic Landmark and Museum and travelled around to different locations. They had interpreters telling the story of life on the post back before Oklahoma was a state.

The museum's director Frank Siltman, who was played the first Post Commander Col. Benjamin Grierson, says they have the tour by candlelight for a reason.

"When you come out here in the evening and walk around here by candlelight you are really able to step back and see fort sill and its real history," said Siltman.

Visitors saw the Old Post Headquarters, the Guardhouse, the Cavalry Barracks, the Chapel and the First School of Fire all as it was 145 years ago.

Visitor Mark Lowe came with his family to learn about the Post's history, and adds the tour by candlelight makes it feel like you are in that moment in history.

"I think it makes it unique because we didn't have electricity back then so how else are you supposed to get around besides candlelight and lantern," said Lowe. "It makes it more realistic."

If you missed the tours, you can go visit the museum to see some of the history Tuesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.