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Fort Bowie National Historic Site

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.

History & Nature

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.

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Things to Do

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.

Hotels, Lodging & Camping

Lodging options available in nearby Willcox and Bowie.

Hours & Pricing

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

For More Information

Fort Bowie National Historic Site
PO Box 158
Bowie, AZ 85605
(520) 847-2500

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