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2022 Fort Union Days

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Date: June 11, 2022

WATROUS, NM:  Fort Union National Monument announces its annual Fort Union Days Event to be held on Saturday and Sunday, June 18-19, 2022. The event weekend is FREE to the public and runs from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm on Saturday and from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm on Sunday.   

This year’s program includes a 19th-century military encampment, an extensive display of pistols and muskets from the 1800s, and other living history programs related to the history of Fort Union.  

There will also be an opportunity for children to participate in a mock soldiers’ drill with wooden muskets.  

The schedule of events (subject to change) is as follows: 


10:00    Guided fort tour 

11:00     Artillery at Fort Union 

11:30     Laundresses of Suds Row 

12:30 pm         Meet the Hospital Matron 

1:00      Guided Fort Tour 

2:00      Artillery at Fort Union 

3:00      Laundresses of Suds Row 

3:30      Meet the Hospital Matron 

9:30-4:00 Living History camp open to the public with display of historic firearms. 


10:00     Guided fort tour 

11:30     Artillery at Fort Union 

1:00 pm              Guided fort tour 

2:00      The Fort Union Hospital 

3:00      Fort Overview 

10:00-1:00        Living History camp open to the public with display of historic firearms. 


To visit the monument take exit 366 off I-25 at Watrous, NM on to State Highway 161, 8 miles west. For more information, contact Fort Union National Monument at (505) 425-8025.   

Last updated: June 11, 2022

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