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Fort Selden State Monument

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A little bit of history on a scenic drive.

Original El Camino Real passed through this fort. There's a nice cactus garden with plant labels in... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
KeleivisK
Desert vegetation

Nice nature trail exhibiting native vegetation. Well worth a side jaunt from other local sites... read more

Reviewed 27 July 2018
Linda H
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Gulfport, Mississippi
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6 days ago
“A little bit of history on a scenic drive.”
27 Jul 2018
“Desert vegetation”
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Original El Camino Real passed through this fort. There's a nice cactus garden with plant labels in front of visitor center. Don't skip the 8 minute intro video, it presents the story of the fort and its place in history.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank KeleivisK
Reviewed 13 October 2018

So happy to have park rangers who know their business. They certainly made the visit more enjoyable. They knew the answers to all our questions and rewarded us with an amazing wealth of info. Put this on your bucket list

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Teresa R
Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

Nice nature trail exhibiting native vegetation. Well worth a side jaunt from other local sites. Very friendly and informative staff and clean restrooms.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Linda H
Reviewed 26 July 2017

My husband and I went to Fort Selden State Monument on a Monday afternoon. The fort is closed on Monday & Tuesday, but you can see the fort fairly well from the main road (Fort Selden road). There was a small pull out so we...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

This was my 3rd trip to Fort Selden, a lot of History at this place. I would like to see this place preserved for future Generations, this is the missing part if you take the journey throughout the Fort. I very much enjoyed and would...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Judith N
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

Well I am not that much up on US history as we are Aussies - but we found this very interesting and sad. Sad that the forte is ruins (still worth visiting) as neglect when the fort was abandoned There is a short 8 minute...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank 158lilya
Reviewed 2 November 2016

This is an abandoned fort from the 1870s that served as protection for settlers and traders. The Apache were not thrilled at the movement of European settlers into their hunting and gathering lands. Douglas McArthur's father served as the Commanding Officer here and this is...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Jay H
Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

If you love history this place is a must for you. General Douglas MacArthur was raised here learn to ride and shoot here at the fort. We did this event in the summer and I was extremely hot so do take too much time walking...More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Johnny V
Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

Happened in on Father's Day. They were having a breakfast with a chuckwagon theme. My son was thrilled with the tent, memorabilia and artillery set up with the breakfast. The movie was well done and informative.

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank collinncatherineb
Reviewed 31 August 2015 via mobile

I have finally been able to see the place. If you can sense spirits, there are more than a few out there. I hope that they get grant or money somehow to cover the ruins. I went on a weekday afternoon to be able to...More

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank MamaBeth68
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