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Trip Planner: USA / New Mexico / Radium Springs / Fort Selden Historic Site
Visitors to Fort Selden Historic Site can experience more than 1400 years of history! As early as 400 A.D. Native American farmers, the Mogollon, lived on the same land that would become Fort Selden centuries later. In 1598, the area was known as Paraje Robledo, or Cruz de Robledo, a welcome paraje [campsite] on El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro, or the Royal Road to the Interior Lands. Today, visitors to Fort Selden can walk on an authentic portion of El Camino Real. Fort Selden was established in April 1865 to bring peace to the region. Several of the units that served there were African-American only regiments referred to as Buffalo Soldiers. Fort Selden was abandoned in 1891 as hostilities lessened and the needs of the military changed. Today, ghostly adobe ruins are all that remain of Fort Selden offering visitors a glimpse of another time. If you are looking for more information about Fort Selden Historic Site, please visit http://nmhistoricsites.org/fort-selden.Using our online itinerary creator, Radium Springs attractions like Fort Selden Historic Site can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
Fort Selden Historic Site reviews
Wow--so glad I stopped on a recent afternoon. There's a walking tour that reviews more than 1400 years of history, starting with the Mogollon people (400-1300 AD). The US government established the...
Wow--so glad I stopped on a recent afternoon. There's a walking tour that reviews more than 1400 years of history, starting with the Mogollon people (400-1300 AD). The US government established the... more »
Super cute place and they have some interactive areas for children. Sidenote: I went into the bathroom and touched my sweater and there was a bee stuck to it that I didn’t see And it stung me in my hand. (It was painful lol) That being said, the staff inside was so fast-acting with first aid! They had Benadryl, tweezers And a wipe handy and were very kind. 5 stars for the staff and the views 🙏🏻❤️
It's a nice look at the past. I could walk my dog outside just not inside the museum.
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