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Old Fort Marcy Park

617 Paseo de Peralta, Also access it by traveling 3 blocks up Artist Rd. and turning right, Santa Fe, NM 87501-1946
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The View is Worth the Climb

The walk up to Old Fort Marcy and the Cross of the Martyrs is all uphill, but there are plaques... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Catherine O
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Austin, Texas, United States
Nice place to watch sunset. Photo op

If you don't mind the take your breath away walk up the mountain path you will not be disappointed... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
luvtotravel1234
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west palm beach
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Built by the U.S. Army in 1846 to protect the American presence in Santa Fe, the remains of this historic military fort still stand on a hill overlooking the town.
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  • Very good34%
  • Average13%
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617 Paseo de Peralta, Also access it by traveling 3 blocks up Artist Rd. and turning right, Santa Fe, NM 87501-1946
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The walk up to Old Fort Marcy and the Cross of the Martyrs is all uphill, but there are plaques along the way which give an outline of the history of New Mexico. It feels as though you're walking through a timeline, and at the...More

Thank Catherine O
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you don't mind the take your breath away walk up the mountain path you will not be disappointed. You could drive your car. Great view of Santa Fe, quick walk from the plaza.take your camera, photo opportunity not to miss..

Thank luvtotravel1234
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a short walk up a paved path to the top of the hill where the fort existed. The views of the city and the mountains from the top are lovely. It's a nice place to sit, relax, eat lunch or a light dinner and...More

Thank Amy K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In May 1846 the USA declared war on Mexico because of a Texas southern border dispute. General Stephen Kearney’s 1,700 troops marched into the city of Santa Fe and claimed the entire New Mexico Territory on August 18, 1846. The flat-topped minimountain upon which Cross...More

Thank DeanMurphy2020
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Adjacent to Cross of the Martyrs, atop a hill overlooking Santa Fe. Gave us an appreciation for the mountains that are so close to Santa Fe in many directions. Fort Marcy was built in 1846 at the beginning of the Mexican-American War by the U.S....More

Thank CrazyAboutAcadia
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

People need to come support your Santa Fe Fuegos team at the Fort Marcy Park, It is Historical and and Great past time we need to keep in Santa Fe.

Thank mrod57
Reviewed 5 July 2017

It was top of basically every list for best place to catch a sunset, so we were surprised that we found only a handful of other people up there. Great view of the city and mountains.

Thank astaplet82
Reviewed 4 July 2017

This attraction is a unique insight into the history of Santa Fe and its colonizing. It's a brief and light hike up a hill with historical markers along the path and within easy access of the plaza. The view from the top is beautiful.

Thank Joshua G
Reviewed 3 July 2017

We simply climbed the trail up to the cross (memorial) and beyond. 360 view of the entire city, mountains and town views.

Thank ValSC
Reviewed 24 June 2017

We went up for the sunset and got the bonus of a thunderstorm rolling off the mountains. Romantic, thrilling, and memorable.

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Rhonda P
6 March 2017|
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Response from Buckeye_Freddy | Reviewed this property |
When we were there, there was no one around that questioned you being there. I am sure if you keep your dog on a leash and pick up after him or her there would be no problem.
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Shannon M
20 March 2016|
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Response from mackmost | Reviewed this property |
There is no charge. You can take a car up to the top of the hill from the back or you can walk up the path from Paseo de Peralta from the front.
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Bridgett A
4 September 2015|
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Response from Bruce D B | Reviewed this property |
If you have to drive know the Plaza will be closed and traffic will be impossible. Given that I'd get off I-25 go north on Cerrillos to Paseo de Peralta, try to park at DeVargas Mall or Rosario cemetery and follow the crowd... More
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