A Fort For a Young America
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. Find out more about Fort Union National Monument at https://www.nps.gov/foun/index.htm .The National Park Service (NPS) is working service-wide to closely monitor the COVID-19 pandemic. Based on current guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and state and local public health authorities, access to Fort Union National Monument is open. We ask that people recreate responsibly as they enjoy the trails around historic Fort Union. The bookstore inside the visitor center is open for shopping to a limited number of people at a time, so that distancing can be maintained as we all keep one another safe.
COVID-19 Mask Requirement
Consistent with CDC guidance regarding areas of substantial or high transmission, visitors to Fort Union National Monument, regardless of vaccination status, are required to wear a mask inside all park buildings.
When recreating, please follow local area health orders and recreate responsibly by keeping social distance, wearing a face covering when social distance cannot be maintained, avoiding high risk activities, and staying home if you feel sick.
The CDC has offered guidance to help people recreating in parks and open spaces prevent the spread of infectious diseases. We will continue to monitor all park functions to ensure that visitors adhere to CDC guidance for mitigating risks associated with the transmission of COVID-19 and take any additional steps necessary to protect public health.