Fort Union is currently operating on its summer schedule, which is in operation between Memorial Day and Labor Day, typically includes:
Join a park ranger on a half-mile walk through the monument grounds and discover the broad influence Fort Union had on shaping the Southwest during the late 1800s. Tours last 45 minutes to one hour and take place daily at 10:00 am and 1:00 pm. Visitors are encouraged to wear sturdy walking shoes and wear appropriate clothing for the weather.
Join a park ranger for a short overview of the Fort Union's history daily at 4:00 pm. This program lasts 15 to 20 minutes.
Artillery Firing Demonstration
Watch a cannon firing demonstration depicting Civil War-era drill and uniforms. The demonstrations last about 20 minutes and take place on Saturdays at 11:00 am and 2:00 pm.
Other ranger-led interpretive talks
Rangers present 20-minute programs on a variety of topics related to Fort Union. These talks occur on the hour. Check the schedule, posted daily in front of the visitor center, to see which programs are being offered during your visit.
Our complete listing of 2019 special events includes night sky programs, living history programs and other events.
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.
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.