Fort Selden & Forts of Territorial New Mexico


Learn about Fort Selden.


What is a fort? Territorial New Mexico had military fort all over! Learn about what a fort is, why military forts existed in New Mexico, and what life was like at a fort through the pictures and stories of Fort Selden, New Mexico.

Targeted to: any age

Program Duration: 45-60 minutes

In-Person options: On-site (recommended) or in classroom

Additional information


Fort Selden Historic Site & Taylor-Mesilla Historic Property


Social Studies


Architecture, History, Westward Expansion

Age Group

Pre-K – Kindergarten, 1st – 2nd Grade, 3rd – 5th Grade, 6th – 8th Grade, 9th – 12th Grade, Homeschool, College, Adult, Out of school time organizations