• 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 »

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?

Apache Pass

Did you know that California troops who thought they were marching to a Civil War battle ended up fighting Cochise’s Apaches warriors in Apaches Pass? That July 1862 battle led to the establishment of Fort Bowie.