Fort Apache Historic Park

Discover an ancient culture from prehistoric to modern day at Fort Apache Historic Park in Arizona.

Take a self-guided walking tour through old Fort Apache with over twenty buildings dating from the 1870s through the 1930s. Explore the prehistoric ruins of Kinishba Ruins National Historic Landmark, and imagine a time when they were filled with people. From the ancient to the current, get insight into the life of the Apache tribe.

History & Nature

Through rotating and permanent exhibits, live art demonstrations, and historic photographs and documents, you’ll delve into the history and culture of this American Indian Tribe as well as the history of the fort itself at the Apache Cultural Center & Museum.

Things To Do

Walk through ancient ruins, examine petroglyphs, and find out who stood guard here by walking through the old military cemetery. You can also get your fix of shopping at the museum shop, which offers great pieces of Apache art that you can’t find anywhere else. Bring home a handwoven willow basket or try on a turquoise beaded necklace. You’ll also find art, books, music, and culturally authentic memorabilia that will teach you even more about the Apache culture.

Hotels, Lodging & Camping

Find a cozy room at the Hon-Dah Resort or utilize the Hon-Dah RV Park both less than an hour away. The Sunrise Hotel is further down the road and offers comfortable rooms next to beautiful Sunrise Lake. Sunrise recreational area also provides a unique and historic campground and RV park.

Hours & Pricing

Historical Park open daily from 7:00 a.m. to sunset.

Museum hours:

  • Summer months: Monday-Saturday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Winter months: Monday-Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

* Please verify hours on the website.

Entrance Fees:

  • Adults: $5
  • Seniors (age 64+): $3
  • Children (age 7 and younger): Free

For More Information

Fort Apache Historic Park
127 Scout Street
Fort Apache, AZ 85926
(928) 338-4525

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