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Fort Union National Monument

Open today: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Enjoyed this historic site very much

Too bad a lot of it has been torn down. We enjoyed the movie. Enjoyed the walk about. It is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Regina, Canada
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Historically Signifcant

I’ve awarded 5 stars for the preservation efforts and historical significance which is well worth... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Cynthia P
San Jose, California
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Nm 161, Fort Union, Watrous, NM 87753
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Too bad a lot of it has been torn down. We enjoyed the movie. Enjoyed the walk about. It is definitely a must see. Took lots of pictures. Nice gift shop. Friendly helpful staff.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I’ve awarded 5 stars for the preservation efforts and historical significance which is well worth the short detour (about 15 minutes off I-25). Fort Union has gone through three iterations. The last was the largest and most impressive. The National Park Service is going an...More

Thank Cynthia P
Reviewed 10 September 2018

So glad we went. Incredible story in history. Loved walking the ruins and seeing life from that long ago. Film was good. We got lucky and it was the one day a year they we able to go to the armament. Nice gift shop. Gravel...More

Thank 376elainev
Reviewed 17 July 2018

Fascinating ruins of old Fort Union, an army fort guarding the old Santa Fe Trail and active both in the Civil War and during the Indian Wars. It is about 8 miles off I.25 and about 30 miles north of Las Vegas, NM. There are...More

2  Thank MontanaTzar
Reviewed 20 June 2018

This site is well worth a visit, learned about the interesting history and enjoyed the sights of the ruins in their natural state. There was a Living History event in June called Fort Union Days, it was not crowded at all, but there was a...More

1  Thank skeedo
Reviewed 20 June 2018

This monument has many ruins and a great deal of history. They have a good video on the history of the fort. The Santa Fe Trail goes around and through the site. Also Route 66 is near this area. Nice site to visit.

1  Thank Barbara S
Reviewed 14 June 2018

Fort Union Nat Mon. is our second stop today, so it is early afternoon. The visitor center has a movie we watch. There is also a selection of artifacts to see. Out back are the remnants of the few Fort Unions. We try to go...More

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Reviewed 13 June 2018 via mobile

We were the only people there when we arrived at 9 a.m. After completing the tour and museum it boggles me why more people weren’t there! This is a MUST see! There are even actual wagon ruts on the Santa Fe wagon trail there (which...More

Thank nursesrgr8
Reviewed 5 June 2018

I stopped at Fort Union on my way to Colorado from Santa Fe. This monument is a few miles off the exit at I-25. There is a parking lot here with a visitor center. The trails start behind the visitor center. Fun story, at the...More

Thank BZimm08
Reviewed 1 June 2018

Large adobe fort and structures. The only structure made of bricks was the prison. We arrived just in time for a ranger led walk. We were able to take our dog on the walk as well. There is no entry free. There was a lot...More

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