• 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

Travel on the historic Santa Fe Trail moved in both directions, with Missouri traders heading for Santa Fe with goods, and Hispanic traders from New Mexico heading east to Missouri.