NEW Fire Restrictions in effect for Fort Bowie National Historic Site
Due to increased fire danger in southern Arizona, Fort Bowie National Historic Site will implement increased fire restrictions beginning Wednesday, May 22, 2013. More »
Visitor Center Hours Change on June 1, 2013
The visitor center will change to summer operation hours Saturday, June 1, and will be open from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm daily through August 31. The hiking trails, ruins areas, and other areas of the fort remain open to the public during daylight hours.
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?
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.