Fort "Windy" third fort tour
These ranger-led tours are generally available daily in the mornings at 8:30 and 9:30, and afternoons at 2:30 and 3:30. The guided tour is a quarter-mile walk (one way) through the monument grounds of the third Fort Union and its significance. This tour lasts 20 to 30 minues. Visitors are encouraged to wear sturdy walking shoes and wear appropriate clothing for the weather.
Silent Sentinels second and third fort tour
These ranger-led tours are generally available Wednesdays through Mondays at 10:00 am and 1:00 pm, and on Tuesdays at 10:00 am. 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.
Day is Done third fort tour
Enter the third fort and discover what the afternoon and evening hours would bring to those living at this remote post. Program travels about ¼ mile one way. Meet inside the visitor center at 4:15 pm. 20 minutes. (Offered 5/29/2023 – 9/4/2023)
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.
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.
Our complete listing of 2023 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.