Guided Tours and Talks


Fort Union National Monument currently offers ranger led guided tours of the monument and specialized talks every day during the summer season.

Fort Tour Join a park ranger on a half-mile walk through the monument grounds and discover the broad influence Fort Union had on the shaping and development of the Southwest during the 19th century. Tours last approximately 45-60 minutes. Visitors are encouraged to wear sturdy walking shoes and weather appropriate clothing. Fort tours take place on every day at 10:00 a.m. and at 1:00 p.m.

Fort Orientation Join a park ranger for a short overview of Fort Union's history every day at 4:00 p.m. This program lasts 15-20 minutes and is geared towards the late-afternoon visitor who might not have time for a full walking tour but wants to know more about the Fort's history.

Artillery Firing Demonstration Join us for a canon firing demonstration, representing Civil War-era drill and garb. This program lasts about 20 minutes and will take place every Saturday between Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day weekend at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

Ranger-led Interpretive Talk Rangers will be giving short, 20 minute interpretive talks through out the day about a variety of topics. Check the daily schedule in front of the Visitor Center to find out which talks are being presented on the day of your visit.

Commercial and school groups numbering ten or more, interested in a formal guided tour, are encouraged to make advanced reservations.

Last updated: May 28, 2017

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PO Box 127
Watrous, NM 87753


(505) 425-8025

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