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Fort Stanton Museum, Fort Stanton

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  • What a wonderful & well preserved piece of history! Definitely worth a visit. Great info about the fort with lots of pictures & artifacts. Also, it's very quiet & peaceful out there!  more »
  • I expected the ruins of an old wooden fort from the 1850's, but got a military base that adapted to its changing mission and then its later life. Many buildings showing that changing mission. The star...  more »
  • The history of the Fort from dealing with Native Americans, the war, a hospital, a convalescent center - makes this place a must to know how a place. It almost closed for good after WW II, was part of...  more »
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  • Nice museum, well done, learned a lot of history here.
  • The old B&W image of a man sitting and woman standing is my Great Grandfather, Hezekiah Henry Clay Harrison and his wife Nabora. He was a 2nd Lieutenant with Company E, 1st New Mexico Infantry towards the end of the Civil War and was stationed at Fort Stanton. He arrived in the New Mexico Territory in 1848 and was one of the first white settlers and remained in the Lincoln area until his death in 1898.
  • I've visited 3 times, the first was essentially an accident, just touring the byways near Ruidoso, NM. The second trip was to expose my daughter to the rich history found here, and at the nearby Merchant Marine / Ft. Stanton cemetery. The third trip should illustrate my love for this place. In the spring of 2015, our yearly school trip made Fort Stanton a stopping point on our 5 day trip, this year traveling from Texas to Mesa Verde in southwestern Colorado. The Merchant Marine cemetery is open to the public, with the chained gate intended only to stop vehicles from driving in, and the Fort itself is very well restored. Many of the original structures are open for visitors to tour, including, barracks, officer quarters, stables, and a chapel. So as not to mention any "spoilers", I'll just say that Fort Stanton has had no less than three historically interesting lives. It is very much worth the trip, even if you only visit the small museum / visitor center.
  • WENT FOR SPRING BREAK 2015 BY LUCK HAD A GUY THAT WORKED THERE GIVE US A TOUR WHILE HE LOCKED IT UP BEST ADVENTURE EVER GOING BACK FOR THE REACTMENT OF CIVIL WAR ON JULY 10TH THREW JULY 13TH 2015 CANT WAIT GONNA BE SO KOOL