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Fort Craig National Historic Site

901 Highway 85, Socorro, NM 87801-4168
+1 575-835-0412
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Spring Training Trip

A nice place to see how our military was back in history. Not much to see, but one could use their... read more

Reviewed 18 March 2018
Sh0tgun
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Olathe, Kansas
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Battle of Val Verde's last stand

We went looking for the Val Verde battlefield and found that it cannot really be seen other than an... read more

Reviewed 10 February 2018
Michael E
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“history buff” (4 reviews)
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901 Highway 85, Socorro, NM 87801-4168
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Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

A nice place to see how our military was back in history. Not much to see, but one could use their imagination. I would recommend that one go to the welcome center first. There is a model of the original fort.

Thank Sh0tgun
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Reviewed 10 February 2018

We went looking for the Val Verde battlefield and found that it cannot really be seen other than an overview looking down on where it took place. The Daughters of the Confederacy placed a memorial that is right at the edge of route 1 near...More

Thank Michael E
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Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

And old civil war site with an excellent little visitors center, Fort Craigs ruins are as valuable for the silence and stark but beautiful views and for the historical trip though time. Excellent photography opportunity just a few miles off the highway.

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Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

Great BLM historic fort. Area was used for The Good, The Bad and The Ugly. Buffalo Soldiers stationed here I. 1880s.

1  Thank Bob B
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Reviewed 5 November 2017

One time a major fort in the southwest, all that remains of Fort Craig are ruins. However the concise but informative signs along the trails gave us a mental picture of what life in the fort was like. Ft. Craig was the original target of...More

1  Thank MaryandRon
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Reviewed 22 October 2017

Won't dwell on the historical and civil war elements, which were quite interesting in their own right. And there was more information at the site than we expected. But the area is also quite beautiful and our stop turned into a really pleasant hour+ just...More

Thank Mook S
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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

1  Thank sharonsD8621CD
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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
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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.

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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
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