Trinity Site Open House is Saturday, Oct. 21


White Sands Missile Range will conduct the Trinity Site Open House, Oct. 21.

Trinity Site is where the world’s first atomic bomb was tested at 5:29:45 a.m. Mountain War Time July 16, 1945. The open house is free and no reservations are required. At the site visitors can take a quarter-mile walk to ground zero where a small obelisk marks the exact spot where the bomb was detonated.

The Schmidt/McDonald Ranch House is also available to visit. The ranch house is where the scientists assembled the plutonium core of the bomb. 

The simplest way to get to Trinity Site is to enter WSMR through its Stallion Range Center gate, located five miles south of U.S. Highway 380. The turnoff is 12 miles east of San Antonio, New Mexico. The Stallion Gate is open from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The site closes promptly at 3:30 p.m.

You can also take the Alamogordo Caravan which leaves from the Tularosa Football Field parking lot at 10 a.m. The caravan will take the first 125 vehicles. For more information on the caravan contact the Alamogordo Center of Commerce at 575-437-6120.
Due to the recent release of the movie Oppenheimer, we expect a larger than normal crowd at the event. Wait times to get onto the installation could be up to two hours.

The next Trinity Site Open house is scheduled on April 6. For more information on the open house  visit our website at Trinity Site Open House :: White Sands Missile Range (