Guided Tours and Talks


Silent Sentinels second and third fort tour
These ranger-led tours are generally available each day 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 an hour. Visitors are encouraged to wear sturdy walking shoes and wear appropriate clothing for the weather.
Tours are not available on special events or program dates.

Self-guided fort tour
Self-guided tours of the fort are available any time during operating hours. The site has several wayside markers providing images and text to explain the resources of Fort Union. A self-guided booklet is also available for free.

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 and Programs
Our events and programs and includes campfires, 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: September 22, 2023

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PO Box 127
Watrous, NM 87753


505 425-8025

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