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Fort Craig National Historic Site

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Address: 901 Highway 85, Socorro, NM 87801-4168
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+1 575-835-0412
08:00 - 17:00
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Interesting Civil War era fort ruins

I never realized there was such Civil War history in New Mexico. This was a significant fort in its day. Adobe ruins of some of the buildings, etc. still here.

Reviewed 1 week ago
Portland, OR
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Portland, OR
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I never realized there was such Civil War history in New Mexico. This was a significant fort in its day. Adobe ruins of some of the buildings, etc. still here.

Thank mrlabelman
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful historic fort along El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro. Fort only active 30 years in the 1800s but rich history of Civil War and Indian Wars events.

Thank Bob B
Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

Great place to learn about a small bit of New Mexico history along the Rio Grande nice place to stretch your legs and rest from I 25

1 Thank mountains74
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

This site is best for someone with a love of history of this region. Because of the adobe construction, buildings are not well-preserved. In the right lighting, long-distance views from the site can be beautiful. Fort Craig is a bit out-of-the-way, requiring planning to find it.

1 Thank raytrav
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Hubby and I visited this old west fort on a warm and sunny Saturday. Built in 1854 to secure settlers safety from Apache and Navajo, it was a very large fort. There are several ruins left- actually quite a bit to view. Visit the small visitor center first for some info and a National Park stamp and then walk the... More 

2 Thank mosaiclover
Post Falls, Idaho
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642 reviews
187 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 228 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

There eis so much history we don't learn in school the south West is full of gems like Ft.Craig which was an important if not vital fort for our country after the Mexican -American war, an right up through the civil war and the settling of the South west there after. This site has been nicely developed, and great efforts... More 

Thank wdlander
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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111 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

An interesting place to visit. The fort has a very ditinct feel of history and is worth the time to visit

Thank zandrew26
Holland, Michigan
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419 reviews
151 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017

Beautiful 1 mile hike around the ruins of the fort. Cute little gift shop. Friendly attendant. Beautiful surrounding views.

1 Thank Paulette Y
Gallup, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2017

It's so surprising to find a Civil War era fort in New Mexico! Love that there are at least 2 Quaker Cannons left on the site. Wish the small gift/info store had been opened while we were there, but we enjoyed walking the entire site - much larger than we expected.

Thank trish87301
Central Arizona, Arizona
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12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016

The fort is in ruins but the country is flat and the trails are well kept. Although we wouldn't do this in a wheel chair without inflated large tires on the wheel chair. Not with standing that, there are many trails that criss cross on the 14.5 acre site and only one short set of stairs. The visitors center have... More 

1 Thank pigseyepeg

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