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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
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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... read more

Reviewed 1 March 2017
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Post Falls, Idaho
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Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

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Colorado/Hawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 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.

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minneapolis
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 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 

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Post Falls, Idaho
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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 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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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

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Holland, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2017

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

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Gallup, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 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.

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Central Arizona, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 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 

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Austin, Texas
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Reviewed 31 May 2016

This isn't actually very close to Socorro. To me it was worth four miles down a dirt road. The fort was quite large and the ruins are still there. The path through the site is gravel and the signage is very good. A good stop for families so kids can expend some energy and possibly learn something.

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Yorktown
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2016

For an enthusiast of the American Civil War wanting to understand the 1862 New Mexico Campaign, a visit to Fort Craig is a must. Fort Craig was established as a cavalry post in 1854 and was one of the largest forts in the Southwest. With the outbreak of the Civil War, the fort remained in Union hands. As a result,... More 

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