A Frontier Fort For an Expanding Country

Exposed to the wind, within a sweeping valley of short grass prairie, and along the eroded Santa Fe Trail, lie the adobe walled ruins of the largest 19th century military fort in the region. From 1851 to 1891, Fort Union functioned as an agent of change, desired or not, in the New Mexico Territory and throughout the Southwest.

Wagon and adobe remnants
Welcome to Fort Union

Directions, Brochures, Hours of Operation, and Program Information. Everything you need to know to help you plan your trip to Fort Union

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Tours, Events, and Special Programs

Come learn about the exciting and fun events we offer during the summer months here at Fort Union!

Soldiers lowering a large American flag.
A Deep and Diverse History

Explore the rich and diverse history of Fort Union and discover how the fort forever changed the cultural landscape of the Southwest.

Last updated: October 7, 2023

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

PO Box 127
Watrous, NM 87753


505 425-8025

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