• freight wagons on the Santa Fe Trail

    Santa Fe

    National Historic Trail CO,KS,MO,NM,OK

Fort Marcy

Image of one of the exhibits at Fort Marcy.

Four exhibits and a tactile model of the fort help visitors envision the 1846 fort.

NPS

First Army Fort in the Southwest

Fort Marcy was constructed in 1846 following the US invasion of Mexico. It was built atop a hill overlooking Santa Fe.

Six exhibit panels, 3 MB, pdf

Large file size, please be patient.

Did You Know?

A barbed wire fence and windmill are near the Point of Rocks formation on the Santa Fe National Historic Trail in New Mexico

Missourian William Becknell was successfull in reaching Santa Fe for trade after the Mexican Revolution of 1821. Prior to that time, Spain had vigorously protected the borders of its New Mexico colony. Becknell is considered the "father" of the historic Santa Fe Trail.