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September 11, 2014
September 20 2014 First Fort and Arsenal Tours
Fort Union National Monument announces its First Fort and Arsenal Tours on September 20. The public may visit the site of the original fort, and see the remnants of Fort Union's arsenal, which was crucial in keeping the army of the Southwest supplied with arms and munitions. Special focus will highlight the Red River War of 1874, as well Fort Union's impact on the Red River War, and other events during the Indian Wars period.

September 09, 2014
September 18, 2014 Glimpses of the Past
Route 66 was commissioned in 1926 as part of the first federal highway system. It followed the paths of pioneer trails such as the Old Santa Fe Trail, and later became a Dust Bowl migration route, WWII strategic military route, and vacation route. Today, it is still celebrated as an American icon through literature, film, and song.

June 06, 2014
Fort Union Days Weekend
Fort Union National Monument announces the return of its Fort Union Days weekend event on June 21 and 22, 2014. The event weekend is FREE to the public and runs from 8am-10:00 pm on Saturday, and 8 am-4:30 pm on Sunday.

May 01, 2014
Naturalization Ceremony at Fort Union National Monument
Fort Union National Monument is pleased to announce its first Naturalization Ceremony to be held on May 9, 2014 from 1pm-2pm. This is an opportunity for some to become the first in their family to earn American Citizenship. This Oath of Allegiance will be taken by 13 applicants as they will be granted Citizenship.

May 01, 2014
2014 Camp of Instruction
Fort Union National Monument announces the annual Camp of Instruction weekend on Friday and Saturday May 9th and 10th.

Did You Know?


The community of Loma Parda, a few miles from Fort Union, was a favorite hangout for soldiers. Julian Baca's dance hall, with its casino and cantina, was the center of social life. Two orchestras played in 12-hour shifts and soldiers danced with local women.