Due to the lapse of appropriations and the subsequent shutdown of the federal government, Pecos National Historical Park and Fort Union National Monument is closed for the safety of visitors and park resources.
Many other national park sites across the country will remain as accessible as possible while still following all applicable laws and procedures.
Please visit www.nps.gov and select “Find a Park” for additional information about access to other parks and sites in this area. However, note that because of the federal government shutdown, NPS social media and websites are not being monitored or updated and may not reflect current conditions.
For updates on the shutdown, please visit www.doi.gov/shutdown.
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A recent article in the Albuquerque Journal tells the story about how the New Mexico Volunteers gain recognition for the part in the Battle of Glorieta Pass.
Pecos National Historical Park is pleased to announce that it has received funding for new museum exhibits at the E.E. Fogelson Visitor Center. This project, which kicks off in January, is a three year project funded from the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act (FLREA). FLREA funds come from the Recreation Fee revenues – entrance fees – and must be used directly for visitor enjoyment. The renovation will addres
s major accessibility and content deficiencies in the current museum exhibits, which were installed more than 30 years ago.
The new exhibits will provide visitors with a comprehensive overview of the many stories that the park preserves, including the history of the Ancestral Puebloans, Spanish missionaries, the Santa Fe Trail, the Civil War Battle of Glorieta Pass, the Upper Pecos Watershed, Route 66, dude ranching, Hispanic settlement, and Southwestern archaeology. The re-envisioned space will feature exhibits and interactive displays that appeal to park visitors of all ages and learning styles, and will meet all standards associated with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
For more information about the park in general, contact Pecos NHP at (505) 757-7241 or visit our website at www.nps.gov/peco. You will also find our listings on the New Mexico True website (newmexico.org) and Tourism Santa Fe (santafe.org). Please like on us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/PecosNHPnpsor Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/pecos_nps).