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    Fort Union

    National Monument New Mexico

Candlelight Tours August 10 2013

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Date: August 1, 2013
Contact: Ron Harvey, 505-425-8025

Twilight on the prairie with Candlelight Tours: "The Forgotten Faces of Fort Union"

Watrous, NM: Fort Union National Monument announces its annual Candlelight Tours event on August 10, 2013. The event is FREE to the public. During this evening event visitors will be guided through the fort, and, through a series of skits performed by costumed interpreters, will discover the intimate and compelling stories of those that once lived and worked at the fort. Tour times are 7:15PM, 7:45PM, 8:15PM, 8:45PM, 9:15PM, 9:30PM, and 9:45PM. "Here is a great opportunity to visit and enjoy your backyard national park" said Superintendent Charles Strickfaden "as we travel back in time to the early days of New Mexico’s history."

This is a fee free event but each group is limited in size to 15 visitors per tour time. Reservations are required. To reserve a spot on a tour, please contact the Monument. Visitors are encouraged to wear comfortable walking shoes and bring a light jacket. Flash photography is allowed only during the 7:15PM tour.

Did You Know?


The post band usually provided music for dances and special occasions, such as weddings, welcome and farewell parties, birthday parties, and holiday celebrations. They also performed in nearby communities such as Las Vegas and Santa Fe. Following the arrival of the railroad, they were invited to play for dances and other activities in such places as the Atchison, Topeka, & Santa Fe Railway resort hotel near Las Vegas during the 1880's.