Beginning Saturday, September 12th, outdoor walking tours resume! Hours for the tours will begin at 9:30 a.m., with the last tour commencing at 1 p.m. This schedule will remain in effect for every Saturday until further notice. Guests should gather in front of the museum on the west side of the parade ground. We ask that guests wear masks and practice social distancing during the tour. The museum is not open, due to ongoing construction. Although tours are offered on Saturdays only, the grounds remain open every day. No charge for tours, but donations are accepted.
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!
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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 .