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Old Fort Marcy Park

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Address: 617 Paseo de Peralta, Also access it by traveling 3 blocks up Artist Rd. and turning right, Santa Fe, NM
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Built by the U.S. Army in 1846 to protect the American presence in Santa...

Built by the U.S. Army in 1846 to protect the American presence in Santa Fe, the remains of this historic military fort still stand on a hill overlooking the town.

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You Must See a Santa Fe Sunset Here!

The perfect place to watch the sun set. The signage isn't very clear, make sure to park at the top of the hill and walk down to see the cross and the beautiful Santa Fe sun set!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Kelly H
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Carthage, Missouri
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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155 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 224 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Fort Marcy Park is the site of an American fort built in 1847 to intimidate Santa Feans after the capitol was captured in the Mexican-American War. Gen. Kearny must have anticipated far more resistance to the take-over than he ever actually saw. The fort proved folly, not only because it was unnecessary but because there was no way to get... More 

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Carthage, Missouri
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7 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The perfect place to watch the sun set. The signage isn't very clear, make sure to park at the top of the hill and walk down to see the cross and the beautiful Santa Fe sun set!

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Thank Kelly H
Boston, Massachusetts
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132 reviews
79 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The views alone are worth the visit, and the added bit of history is just the icing on the cake. There are two methods of entering the part, walking up the "front" side and then driving up and parking on the "back" side. Since there was snow on the ground for my visit, I missed any real signs of the... More 

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Thank Charles T
Dallas
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360 reviews
150 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

come up the hill, read the history markers, stay for picture taking and enjoy the view in just about all directions.

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Georgetown, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

I always try and include the steps and spectacular views during early morning Santa Fe runs. Sunrise is a wonderful and being at this site for that wonder is truly blessed. If you are not a runner, the park is accessible by car with a short walk to the viewing area.

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Thank psgeorockclimber
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

This attraction provided a wonderful 360 degree view of Santa Fe. The walk-up path included numerous plaques providing historical insights into the vicinity. While the path is a moderate hike, it is certainly done without too much difficulty. It is within walking distance of the Santa Fe Plaza, and makes for a nice place to view the sunrise or sunset.

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Thank ddrischell
Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

Park on the side of the road and hike up here to get a bird's eye view of Santa Fe! It's really cool. The park has gotten a little shadier over the years and I don't recommend going at night. It's a great view during the day though!

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Thank horsetastic
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

This site of an old fort offers a view of the length and breadth of Santa Fe, with a lovely Martyrs memorial.

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Santa Fe, NM
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

Sunrise and or sunset are the best times to walk up to the cross and park. A couple blocks from the Plaza with views that are spectacular.

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Thank CandPtravel
Encinitas, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015 via mobile

This is a pleasant walk from the Plaza rewarded by a panoramic view of Santa Fe's environs. There are snowcapped mountaiins, pinon forest, low adobe mansions, church steeples and distant landscapes. Come in late afternoon for one of Santa Fe's spectacular sunsets. No services here but there is a parking lot for easier access.

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