Fort Selden Historic Site

General admission is $5 for adults over 16 years. No charge for 16 years and under. Fort Selden was built in 1865 by the United States Army to protect the settlers of the Mesilla Valley and was the original home of the Buffalo Soldiers. Today, part of the fort’s adobe brick walls remain along with a visitor center featuring exhibits on frontier and military life. Living history demonstrations are occasionally offered on weekends.


1280 Fort Selden Rd. 15 miles north of Las Cruces on either I-25, exit 19, or Hwy 185