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 a welcome paraje [campsite] on El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro, or the Royal Road to the Interior Lands. 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.

Visiting Information

Hours and Days of Operation: 

Wednesday-Sunday, 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Closed Monday and Tuesday

Admission: $5 for adults. Free to children 16 and younger, NM residents on the first Sunday of each month with ID, New Mexico foster parents and foster children, and Museum of New Mexico Foundation Members. Wednesday admission is free to New Mexico residents 60 years and older with ID.

Visit with a New Mexico CulturePass! New Mexico CulturePass allows one visit to each historic site for only $30. Learn more HERE.

Phone: 575-526-8911

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