Fort Stanton Museum

Today, your journey through the fascinating history of Fort Stanton begins at the Museum which features an excellent exhibit and introductory video that provides breathtaking images and informative interpretive content that bring the rich history and heritage of Fort Stanton to life.   The museum is located in an award winning building, recently restored through a Save America’s Treasures grant.  Initially, the museum building was a soldier’s barracks built in 1855, but it was converted to serve as an Administration Building for the Public Health Service during the hospital era.

Museum Hours

No admission fee – donations appreciated (all hours). These hours are for the museum and museum store only. The grounds of Fort Stanton are always open. The museum may be closed in bad weather.  Museum phone number:  (575) 354-0341.

March – December

  • Monday – Saturday 10 – 4
  • Sunday 12 – 4

January – February

  • Monday – Thursday  11 – 3
  • Friday – Saturday 10 – 4
  • Sunday 12 – 4