• Ruins of Fort Bowie

    Fort Bowie

    National Historic Site Arizona

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  • Visitor Center Summer Hours in Effect Beginning May 1, 2014

    The visitor center will be open on Saturdays and Sundays from 8 am to 4 pm from May 1 – October 12, 2014. The ruins areas, hiking trails, and administrative access road are all open for the summer during park hours, sunrise to sunset. More »

Suggested Reading

Rocks in the Chiricahua National Monument and the Fort Bowie National Historic Site, John V. Bezy, Arizona Geological Survey 2001

Interpretive Map and Guide to the Volcanic Geology of Chiricahua National Monument and Vicinity, Cochise County, Arizona; John S. Pallister & Edward A. du Bray, US Geological Survey 1997

Fort Bowie, Arizona Combat Post of the Southwest, 1858-1894; Douglas C. McChristian, University of Oklahoma Press, 2005

A Clash of Cultures, Robert M. Utley, National Park Service, 1977

Did You Know?

Post Trader Building

Chief Cochise visited Fort Bowie, now a National Historic Site, socially on several occasions after he made peace with General Howard. He would meet here, at the Post Trader building, to talk, trade and drink beer with the soldiers.