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Fort Bayard National Historic Landmark

Calle El Centro, Fort Bayard, NM
+1 575-388-4477
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So Much History: Indian Wars to World Wars

We went to Fort Bayard for a walking tour which was preceded by a great introductory talk and a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Silver City, New Mexico
Wonderful history and scenery

Som weekends they have tours of the Commanders house. This fort is worth saving! The history with... read more

Reviewed 4 August 2017
Mesa, Arizona
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Calle El Centro, Fort Bayard, NM
+1 575-388-4477
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to Fort Bayard for a walking tour which was preceded by a great introductory talk and a walk-through of a 3 story historic house. It was filled with interesting items from various periods of Fort Bayard's long history which starts with the Indian...More

Thank Albert008
Reviewed 4 August 2017

Som weekends they have tours of the Commanders house. This fort is worth saving! The history with the Indians and Tuberculosis hospital is fascinating. The Buffalo soldiers to the rescue! Help save Fort Bayard and donate to the Preservation society. If they can fix it...More

Reviewed 29 June 2017

We're both fans of historical sites and museums. Ft. Bayard has been sadly neglected by the State of New Mexico. A dedicated group of volunteers have kept one building in beautiful condition and created informative exhibits. Fascinating information about everyday articles and life at a...More

Thank LS M
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

When you look around at the state of history in the US today, this place is in grave danger. Buffalo soldiers, national cemetery, hospital for nerve gas and TB patients, the first assignment of Pershing,Apache Scouts......... Their stories are an integral part of Fort Bayard....More

Thank Carol N
Reviewed 22 November 2016

We visited the fort mid week, unaware that the indoor part is only open on Saturdays. However we walked the fort area and viewed the Bronze statue of the 'Buffalo Soldier which, in itself, is truly impressive. I found the whole experience poignant and thought...More

Thank Weemango
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

the museum is a MUST! we showed up 30min after closeing and doors were still open, hosts graciously let us in to enjoy. it was wonderful. and its free. all of the rooms are well done, have info sheets and its like you have gone...More

2  Thank Absolut98
Reviewed 11 October 2016

We were in the area on a Friday and stopped at Fort Bayard while driving the Trail of the Mountain Spirits Scenic Byway. The former Army fort housed some of the famous Buffalo Soldiers while Geronimo was a threat, then was later used as a...More

1  Thank CrankingChick
Reviewed 8 October 2016

As a veteran (Vietnam) there are not many sites that I will visit let alone talk about. This is a very poignant site...please take your time to embrace the emotions that you will feel when walking here.

2  Thank Jim E
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed our visit here even though we could not go in the museum. The museum is only open on Saturday's but the Saturday we went, they lost the keys to the door so we could not get in. We will had fun wandering...More

Thank Tom H
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Wear your walking shoes! This amazing historical site was worth the 2 and a half hour day. The musem was full of history as well(leave at least an hour alone for the officer house muesem). I loved all the old buildings and stories. Talk the...More

1  Thank Ali R
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6 June 2016|
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Response from patttz | Property representative |
A new Hospital has been built nearby and been in use several years.