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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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Description: 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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Learn history as you walk.

This is a great path to the Cross of the Martyrs. Plaques along the way tell the story of the history of New Mexico land. At the top are wonderful views of the city and the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Santa Fe
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This is a great path to the Cross of the Martyrs. Plaques along the way tell the story of the history of New Mexico land. At the top are wonderful views of the city and the surrunding mountains. Be certain to watch the procession at the end of the Fiesta as torches illuminate the wood piles to the top. Another... More 

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Billerica, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We stayed at the Fort Marcy Suite, which is right across the road. We walked about this sight. The city has put up a beautiful brick walkway that winds up the hill. All along, placards give the history of Santa Fe. At the top of the hill is the Cross of Martyrs. Beautiful photos all the way, and especially at... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

A short drive off the beaten path. This hilltop has a lovely view and a few plaques with historical information.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

This is a nice hike, slightly strenuous but stairs make it more accessible. For those who cannot walk it a rear drive make it accessible by car. View makes it well worthwhile

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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Quaint historical park with great view of the city. As others advised went up there at sunset, and though it was mostly cloudy, managed to get some great sunset pictures, with cloud formations. Went up the next morning as it was clear and took pictures of the city. Though the fort itself has no real remnants, they have plaques talking... More 

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Dallas, Texas, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

This small park with multiple historical markers provides some history and an interesting perspective on New Mexico's becoming a state. The site also provides a panoramic view of Santa Fe and surrounds. The historical markers describe the creation of the fort and its brief, uneventful life as well as the relatively quick erosion of the largely packed-earth structures.

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Benbrook, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Play for small children and exercise for elderly. We took our three year old grand son. He had fun. The unexpected pleasure was meeting people our age that were walking and exercising.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Once you get to the top, the view is incredible. If you walk up even further past the "sidewalk" there's a great view of some of the lifestyles of the rich and famous that live up there. Maybe not famous but certainly nice houses. Make sure you go to the bathroom before you start the walk.

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Tyrone, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

We didn't have much time to do anything in Santa Fe because we were there for a seminar, but found this cute little park right near the downtown area that was easily to walk to after dinner. The history of Santa Fe and NM was displayed on signs along the walkway to the top of the hill and were interesting.... More 

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Arvada, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

I love to fun from Hillside Park up to the Cross of the Martyrs and to Fort Marcy Park. There is a panoramic view of all of Santa Fe! The path from Hillside Park to the Cross of the Martyrs is dotted with interpretive signs about the area's history. Perfect for the history buff in all of us!

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