Fort Selden Historic Site

1280 Fort Selden Rd.
Radium Springs, NM 88054- Map It
Phone: (575) 526-8911

AAA Editor Notes

Fort Selden Historic Site is at 1280 Ft. Selden Rd. Crumbling adobe walls are all that remain of the fort, which was built in 1865 and protected travelers and settlers in the Mesilla Valley from desperados and Apache Indians. After the war, African-American Buffalo Soldiers occupied the fort. As a boy in the 1880s, Gen. Douglas MacArthur also lived here while his father served as post commander. A visitor center displays military artifacts. Frontier Days at Fort Selden is celebrated in October with period encampments and re-enactments.
$3; free (ages 0-16).
Hours: Wed.-Mon. 8:30-5. Living-history demonstrations are offered the second weekend of the month. Closed Jan. 1, Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas.