Guided Tours and Talks


Fort Union is currently operating on its winter schedule. During the winter season, ranger-guided fort tours are offered at 10:00 am and 1:00 pm when staffing permits. If you are planning to visit Fort Union with the expectation of joining a ranger-guided tour, please contact the park at 505-425-8025, ext. 0 to check if a guided tour is available on the day of your visit. Ranger-guided tours typically cover about 1/2 mile and last 45 minutes to one hour.

Fort Union's summer schedule, which is in operation between Memorial Day and Labor Day, typically includes:
Fort Tour
Join a park ranger on a half-mile walk thorugh the monument grounds and discover teh 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.
Fort Orientation
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.
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.

Last updated: October 13, 2018

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PO Box 127
Watrous, NM 87753


(505) 425-8025

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