NOTICE: DUE TO THE ONGOING HEALTH CRISIS, THE MUSEUM IS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
HOWEVER, THE GROUNDS REMAIN OPEN FOR WALKING AND DRIVING VISITATION, AND INTERPRETIVE SIGNAGE IS IN PLACE.
CHECK BACK FOR UPDATES; WE HOPE TO BE OPEN ONCE AGAIN AS SOON AS POSSIBLE!
Help us preserve and tell the story of a place where the Old West converged with medical science!
THE FORT BAYARD HISTORIC PRESERVATION SOCIETY WELCOMES NEW MEMBERS, AND IS SEEKING VOLUNTEERS/ FOR MORE INFORMATION, CALL 575-388-4862!
FBHPS wishes to express our gratitude to the Youth Conservation Corps for all of their hard work in improving the grounds at Fort Bayard National Historic Landmark this spring and summer, 2020.
The Historic Preservation Society operates two separate facilities, the Museum on site at the historic fort, AND the Santa Clara/Historic Fort Bayard Visitors Center, located in the former National Guard Armory, along US Highway 180, about one and one half miles south of the Fort.
The Santa Clara/Historic Fort Bayard Visitors Center is located at 11990 US Hwy 180, 6 miles east of Silver City, on the north side of the highway, in the former National Guard Armory Building. Due to health orders from the Governor, the Visitors Center remains closed until the Covid19 crisis recedes enough to allow for public visitation.
For more information, email
We are in need of additional tour guides, museum hosts, and cataloguing assistants as we move into the warm season, beginning on April 1st. Schedules are flexible, and no matter your areas of interest and ability, we can train you for our needs.
-For more information, call Doug at 575-388-4862, or email
FBHPS will be a co-sponsor of the Red Paint Pow Wow, which for now is postponed indefinitely, due to the covid19 crisis. For more information on that event, visit .