Fort Union National Monument Candlelight Tours Aug. 7

Six mule Army wagon at Fort Union National Monument. Courtesy/NPS

NPS News:

Fort Union National Monument announces Candlelight Tours, which will be offered  7:30-9 p.m., Saturday Aug. 7 in Waltrous, some 28 miles north of Las Vegas, N.M.

The event is free to the public.

During this evening event, visitors will be guided through the fort, and, through a series of vignettes performed by costumed actors and interpreters, will discover the intimate and compelling stories of those that once lived and worked at the fort.

Tour times are 7:30 p.m., 8 p.m., 8:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. Flash photography is allowed only during the 7:30 p.m. tour.

This is a fee-free event; each group is limited to 20 visitors per tour time. Reservations are required. To reserve a spot on a tour, call 505.425.8025.

Gates will open at 7 p.m. Visitors are encouraged to wear comfortable walking shoes and bring a light jacket. Tours may be shortened or canceled due to inclement weather. If weather looks threatening that day, call for more information.