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Fort Bayard National Historic Landmark

Calle El Centro, Fort Bayard, NM
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Wonderful place for History buffs!

When you look around at the state of history in the US today, this place is in grave... read more

Reviewed 9 April 2017
Carol N
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Thought provoking place

We visited the fort mid week, unaware that the indoor part is only open on Saturdays. However we... read more

Reviewed 22 November 2016
Redditch, United Kingdom
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Calle El Centro, Fort Bayard, NM
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Reviewed 9 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 7 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
Reviewed 9 May 2016 via mobile

This was the first place we visited upon arrival in Silver City. It's not far out of town right off the highway. Driving in it does look pretty dilapidated but as you drive up to the center of the fort you begin to get a...More

2  Thank medalguy
Reviewed 29 February 2016 via mobile

Several miles beyond the historic compound, where the hospital is in the midst of dismantlement, there are a series of hiking trails available to visitors on foot or bicycle. These are easily handled on a cool but sunny February afternoon where we encounter a cyclist,...More

Thank Gail G
Reviewed 30 December 2015

Fort Bayard has a lot of history, I'm sure, but the derelict buildings speak of its past as a military outpost. The cemetery, however, is well kept and very interesting - Civil War soldiers laid to rest there. The gravestones had Christmas wreaths, a very...More

1  Thank SealeJoe
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Is the hospital still in use?
5 June 2016|
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Response from patttz | Property representative |
A new Hospital has been built nearby and been in use several years.