• Ruins of Fort Bowie

    Fort Bowie

    National Historic Site Arizona

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  • Visitor Center Fall Hours in Effect

    The visitor center will be open Fridays to Tuesdays from 8 am to 4 pm from October 11 – November 30, 2014, closed Wednesdays and Thursdays. The ruins areas, hiking trails, and administrative access road are all open during park hours, sunrise to sunset. More »

History & Culture

Fort Bowie was the focal point for military actions by the US Army against the Chiricahua Apaches for over 20 years. The artifacts, ruins, and written documentation leave a rich historical record. Click on the links above to learn more about the stories and people that make Fort Bowie National Historical Site so unique.

Did You Know?

Geronimo and Naiche

Although the leaders of Fort Bowie continually sought out Geronimo for talks, he was not the leader of the Chokonen Apache. Cochise’s son, Naiche, was the leader at that time, and Geronimo a respected medicine man.