Summer Tour and Talk Schedule - 2012
Memorial Day thru Labor Day
Daily 10:00 AM Fort Tour: Enjoy a 90 minute, 1.25 mile walk and explore the vast ruins of the fort while discovering the important role that Fort Union served in the shaping of the New Mexico Territory and the American Southwest.
Sunday 2:00 PM: The Santa Fe Trail: America's First International Highway
From Native Americans, to Spanish Conquistadors, to the United States military, the Santa Fe Trail played a crucial role in commerce, trade, and conquest. Join a ranger and learn of the stories that are embedded deep within the ruts of the Santa Fe Trail.
Monday 2:00 PM: Clothespins, Candy, and Champagne: Life at the Post Trader
Come discover how the Post Trader at Fort Union provided soldiers and citizens alike the necessary "essentials" to make day to day living on a military post more hospitable.
Tuesday 2:00 PM: Blood, Bullets, and Bombs
Learn the story of the Fort Union Arsenal and how the weapons that were once used here forever shaped the development of the American Southwest.
Wednesday 2:00 PM: Fort Union Depot
The Depot at Fort Union had a enormous impact on the economy in the Southwest. Discover the essential link that the Fort Union depot provided to dozens of other military posts throughout the New Mexico Territory and beyond.
Thursday 2:00 PM: The Second Fort Union
Join a ranger on a ¼ mile hike and view the largest Civil War fortification in the American Southwest while learning the compelling stories of struggle and strife involved in the forts construction.
Friday 2:00 PM:A Place to Heal, A Place to Die: Fort Union's Hospital
Join a ranger and learn of the trials and tribulations of the men and women who strived to preserve life at the hospital at Fort Union, once known as the largest hospital located on the Southwest frontier.
Saturday 2:00 PM Guided Tour: Civil War in the West
Learn how the soliders of Fort Union aided in the defense of the New Mexico Territory from a Confederate invasion during the Civil War.
Every Third Thursday of the Month 7:00 PM: Glimpses of the Past
Join Fort Union, the Santa Fe Trail Interpretive Center, and CCHP for these monthly presentations that encompass the bountiful natural, cultural, and historical resources of the Southwest. (Located at CCHP 116 Bridge Street, Las Vegas NM.) Contact Fort Union for the complete presentation list.