Things To Do

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Self-Guided Walk

A 1.25-walk on the self-guided interpretive trail will take visitors through the entire fort.
Visitors may opt for a shorter, 0.5-mile walk on the same trail that will take them through a portion of the fort.

Interpretive Programs

Ranger-guided programs are generally offered daily.

Group Tours

Commercial groups and school groups are encouraged to make advance reservations. Call 505-425-8025, ext. 0 to make a reservation.

Glimpses of the Past

Join us for our special lecture series on a variety of historical subject. Generally presented on the third Thursday of each month (March through October) in downtown Las Vegas, NM.

2019 Special Events

Friday, May 10
U.S. Citizenship Naturalization Ceremony
Folks from around the world take their oath of allegiance to the U.S.
Saturday, May 25
Night Sky Astronomy
Park will provide telescopes. Program begins at 7:30 pm.
Thursday, May 30
Junior Ranger Camp for ages 7-9
An all-day, hands-on exploration of Fort Union's natural and historic features. Reservations required. Call 505-425-8025, ext.0.
Friday, May 31
Junior Ranger Camp for ages 10-12
An all-day, hands-on exploration of Fort Union's natural and historic features. Reservations required. Call 505-425-8025, ext.0.
Friday, June 14
Night Sky Full Moon Tour
A guided fort tour with naked-eye astronomy. Program starts at 8:30 pm.
Saturday and Sunday, June 15-16
Fort Union Days
Living history, American Indian dancing and special talks.
Friday, June 28
65th Anniversary of Fort Union as a National Monument
Special programs about the history of the National Park Service.
Saturday, June 29
Night Sky Astronomy
Park will provide telescopes. Program begins at 7:30 pm.
Saturday, July 27
168th Anniversary of Fort Union's Establishment
Special programs about the creation of the first Fort Union.
Saturday, August 10
Candlelight Tours
Historical skits presented by lantern light bring the story of Fort Union to life. Reservations required. Call 505-425-8025, ext. 0.
Friday, August 30
Night Sky Astronomy
Park will provide telescopes. Program begins at 7:30 pm.
Saturday, September 7
First Fort and Arsenal Tours
Only open to the public once per year. Guided walk through the grounds where Fort Union started, with living history presentations. Meet at the visitor center at 9:45 am, 11:45 am or 1:45 pm.
Friday, September 13
Night Sky Full Moon Tour
A guided fort tour with naked-eye astronomy. Program starts at 8:30 pm.
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Last updated: February 21, 2019

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

PO Box 127
Watrous, NM 87753

Phone:

(505) 425-8025

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