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Fort Craig National Historic Site

901 Highway 85, Socorro, NM 87801-4168
+1 575-835-0412
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The Confederate Army of New Mexico??? Who knew???...

Fort Craig, once the largest fort in the Southwest, housed some 2,000 plus Union soldiers. They... read more

Reviewed 14 September 2017
sharonsD8621CD
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Socorro
Civil War History

Saw the site listed on map decided to check it out. Basically just ruins, but fascinating to see... read more

Reviewed 12 September 2017
1775rifleman
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State College, Pennsylvania
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901 Highway 85, Socorro, NM 87801-4168
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Reviewed 14 September 2017

Fort Craig, once the largest fort in the Southwest, housed some 2,000 plus Union soldiers. They, along with several regiments of New Mexico Volunteers, held strong against the Confederate Army of New Mexico who did not have the heavy artillery they needed for a direct...More

Thank sharonsD8621CD
Reviewed 12 September 2017

Saw the site listed on map decided to check it out. Basically just ruins, but fascinating to see. If you are interested in history great site. Interesting to walk among the ruins and imagine what it was like. Situated along the El Camino Real de...More

Thank 1775rifleman
Reviewed 17 May 2017

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
Reviewed 6 May 2017 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
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

2  Thank mountains74
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...More

1  Thank raytrav
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...More

2  Thank mosaiclover
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...More

Thank wdlander
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
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
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