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FORT BOWIE NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE MARKS THE CONFLICT BETWEEN THE APACHE AMERICAN INDIANS AND THE U.S. MILITARY. COMPLETE WITH A VISITOR CENTER, CEMETERY, AND TRAILS, YOU WON'T WANT TO MISS THIS POWERFUL BUT SOMBER SITE.
At Fort Bowie, you’ll find remnants of a tumultuous past. The “clash of cultures” between the Apache American Indians and the U.S. soldiers is evident in burial sites and bunkers alike. One culture striving for manifest destiny, the other struggling for survival. The bloody battles ended with the surrender of Apache leader, Geronimo.
Hike the trails on site to take in the beautiful, natural desert land. Bring your camera for wildlife shots or landscape scenes.
At the Visitor Center, you’ll be met with details of history — learn about the people who were involved in the battles. Step outside, and walk among their final resting places at the Fort Bowie Cemetery.
Fort Bowie National Historic Site Park: Open daily, year-round, closed Christmas Day
Ruins Trail: Open daily, year-round, sunrise to sunset
Visitor Center: Open Wednesday – Sunday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Entrance Fee: Free
Fort Bowie National Historic Site
PO Box 158
Bowie, AZ 85605