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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 87501-1946
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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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Great history walk

We walked up the hill and read all of the plaques about the history of Santa Fe. It was well worth the climb - some nice views at the top, too.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We walked up the hill and read all of the plaques about the history of Santa Fe. It was well worth the climb - some nice views at the top, too.

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Northampton, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We made a point of driving up to the park at sunset the evening of the recent Super Moon. We watched a beautiful sunset and moonrise within minutes of each other. Also a nice 15-minute hike up from the Plaza area.

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Chimayo, New Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not a whole lot of activities at this park except looking at the panoramic views, but that is enough! Day to night, the view of Santa Fe and the surrounding mountains is lovely. There are paved, level walking paths and lots of benches for the weary and lame.

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Arlington, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An early morning walk took me up to the Fort. Well done and nice exterior signs and history. Don't miss the cross.

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Jacobsburg
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went past this Park on a city tour that we were on. After a little history on it we hunted it out on our own. Was very interesting and the history was told about on plaques on the walk to the top of the Old Fort.

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norman, ok
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Excellent place to view sunsets. History plaques placed strategically around the site are very informative. Or just go for the view. Easy access from the Plaza.

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LA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Love Old Fort Marcy Park. Spent quiet mornings contemplating the gorgeous Santa Fe horizon on stunning walks through the park. Bunnies hop past and fresh air abounds. Great way to start the day in this very special city.

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Littleton, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Found this place as a recommendation on Trip Advisor for sunsets while in Santa Fe. It didn't disappoint, bit of a climb in work clothes and heels but well worth it.

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Joliet, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Great walk up to the top, the day we went was sunny...great views all the way around, had markers with interesting info tidbits.not much else there though but still makes you go WOW!!!

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

This site is on a hill in Santa Fe overlooking the city. The view is great during the day and it is probably a great place to view sunset over Santa Fe.

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