Guided Tours and Talks


Fort Union is currently operating on its winter schedule, with the park open from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.. At this time, there are no ranger-guided programs available at the Monument.

Ranger-guided fort tour Currently unavailable
Ranger-led tours are generally available daily at 10:00 am and 1:00 pm. The guided tour is a half-mile walk through the monument grounds, which shows the broad influence Fort Union had on shaping the Southwest during the late 1800s. Tours last 45 minutes to one hour. Visitors are encouraged to wear sturdy walking shoes and wear appropriate clothing for the weather.

Self-guided fort tour
Self-guided tours of the fort are available any time during opening hours, and are a good alternative to ranger-guided tours.

Group programs
School groups and commercial tours that want a special program should contact the park in advance at 505-425-8025, ext. 0 to make reservations.

Special Events
Our complete listing of 2021 special events includes night sky programs, living history programs and other events.

All programming is subject to change, based on staff availability. If you are making a special trip to the Monument for a particular program, please contact the park to make sure the program will be occuring as planned.

Last updated: April 5, 2021

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Mailing Address:

PO Box 127
Watrous, NM 87753


(505) 425-8025

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