• 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 »


Fort Bowie provides us with many stories from its long history through westward expansion and the Indain Wars. Read the article below to learn more about some of the people who added to the fort's history and gave it its personality.
Silver concho

Front of silver concho, made from a US 50 cent piece.

Karen Gonzales

Miss Daisy’s Silver Concho
byKaren Gonzales

Artifacts of the past can do more than teach us about how our ancestors lived. Some of these items have the power to spark our imaginations, ignite our curiosity, and even evoke feelings about, and for, those who lived in historical times. ...

Did You Know?

Apache Spring

Apache Spring, control of which prompted General James Carleton to establish Fort Bowie, supported the first Fort Bowie and still runs today.