The Commanding Doctor's Home,constructed in 1911, now houses the Fort Bayard Historical Museum
See hours and contact info below.
Come and Experience 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!
With great sadness we acknowledge the passing of Harry "Rocky" Hildebrand, longtime member, tour guide, all around fixer upper at Fort Bayard National Historic Landmark. His devotion to our cause cannot be replaced, and we will miss him tremendously. Donations in Rocky's name may be made by contacting
Doug Dinwiddie at 575-388-4862, or Cecilia Bell at 575-388-4477.
Please note that 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.
Winter hours are now in effect, at the Commander's Home Museum at Fort Bayard National Historic Landmark, and will be in place through March 2020:
Saturdays, 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Special tours may be arranged by calling 970-222-5084, 575-388-4862, or 575-388-4477.
NEW ABBREVIATED WINTER SCHEDULE FOR THE SANTA CLARA/HISTORIC FORT BAYARD VISITORS CENTER, FROM OCTOBER 25-APRIL 1.
The Santa Clara/Historic Fort Bayard Visitors Center is open Fridays and Mondays, from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. It 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.
For more information, email
The FBHPS was privileged to honor three WWII veterans, and Ms. Mary Alice Murphy who chronicled many of their stories in her book "God's Umbrella", at our annual membership dinner on January 18th. Pictured above L to R, Bill Harrison, US Navy. who worked with Admiral Nimitz; Ms. Murphy; Dan McBride, Company F, 101st Airborne, who parachuted into Normandy on D-Day, and later fought at the Battle of the Bulge; and Mr. Alfredo Legarda, who served with the famed 10th Mountain Division in Italy.