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Fort Union National Monument

Nm 161, Fort Union, Watrous, NM 87753
+1 505-425-8025
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Spooky

Fascinating ruins of old Fort Union, an army fort guarding the old Santa Fe Trail and active both... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
MontanaTzar
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Great national monument

This site is well worth a visit, learned about the interesting history and enjoyed the sights of... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
skeedo
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Nm 161, Fort Union, Watrous, NM 87753
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

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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

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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

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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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Reviewed 19 May 2018

Fort Union is an amazing place. Most of the building are in ruins, but the shear size of the operation is impressive. This fort was the supply depot for all the forts in the part of the country which encompassed 4 states. It was a...More

Thank Robert S
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Reviewed 17 May 2018

One can not look at Fort Union without trying to imagine it in its heyday. One side of me wishes it was still fully intact but the other side of me appreciates what it left and the way it still survives. This place was a...More

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Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

The macadam road that circumvents the site allowed us to have a full visit together. As Easterners, it's tough to grasp the challenges troops faced when stationed in such a remote spot. The film, the rangers insight, then our trek made for a very special...More

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