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Fort Union National Monument

3115 Monument Lane

Exposed to the wind, within a sweeping valley of short grass prairie, amid the swales of the Santa Fe Trail, lie the territorial-style adobe remnants of the largest 19th century military fort in the region. For forty years, 1851-1891, Fort Union functioned as an agent of political and cultural change, whether desired or not, in New Mexico and throughout the Southwest.


Bryce Caster

Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Way out in the middle of nowhere sits the ruins of the arguably the most important fort in the southwest. Fort Union was not only the largest military installation in the West in its day but it also helped supply 50 other forts. Today however, the fort is now just ruins and a visitor center. Had the ruins been better preserved, there would be a lot more to see/tell. That said, it's definitely worth an hour stop if driving through the area.

sparzee e

Monday, June 25, 2018
We loved it and had no idea what to expect before we got there! The park rangers were excellent with information and telling us an abundance of information. It's so worth the trip and we want to go back for sure!

Mary R Garcia

Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Amazingly preserved historic area. Check the schedule before and come for stories at dark, arsenal days, and other special events. Ranger Greg is an awesome with tons of facts, stories and fun. Every one of the staff is knowledgeable about the area and its past. Clean visitors center with great restrooms. No food on site so eat before you come. Sunscreen and hats recommended and light jacket in case the prairie winds kick up.

Kenneth jividen

Friday, June 22, 2018
Was a nice place to visit. To bad the government tore most of it down. But enough is left to get a feel of the place. Staff was very polite and helpful.

Rebecca Risk

Wednesday, June 6, 2018
This place screams desolate! It's a little out of the way, but we'll worth the trip. You get a real idea of what it must've been like out there during its heyday. Very sobering, very historical. Well worth the visit.

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