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    Fort Union

    National Monument New Mexico

Entrance Fee Waivers


Fee waiver requests for Fort Union National Monument are processed by the Tour Coordinator.

Fee Waiver Qualifications
In order to qualify for a waiver, a group must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Educational and scientific groups must submit proof of official recognition as an accredited institution by a federal, state, or local government entity. Private schools or other scientific institutions may submit documentation of tax exempt status granted for educational purposes. Groups or organizations that have been "officially recognized by a school or scientific institution for the purpose of providing education…" must provide evidence of this official recognition.
  • The intended trip must relate directly to the educational or scientific purpose of the visit and to the unique features and resources of Fort Union. The visit "shall not be primarily for recreation purposes." Submit a one-page lesson plan listing objectives, itinerary, and how lessons relate to park resources.
  • Requests from colleges or universities should also include a copy of the course description from the school's course catalog or handbook.

How to Make a Request

To request a fee waiver, send an e-mail to "foun_information@nps.gov". Please send your letter (on school letterhead) as an attachment in MS Word, PDF or similar format. The FEE WAIVER form is available via download. It is an Adobe PDF file. Fill out the fee waiver and fax. Please allow two weeks for processing.


The Tour Coordinator can be reached by phone during normal business hours at (505) 425-8025

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