• Ruins of Fort Bowie

    Fort Bowie

    National Historic Site Arizona

Sesquicentennial of Fort Bowie

Fort Bowie commemorates the bitter conflict between Chiricahua Apaches and the U.S. military - a lasting monument to the bravery and endurance of U.S. soldiers in paving the way for settlement and the taming of the western frontier. It provides insight into a "clash of cultures," a young nation in pursuit of "manifest destiny," and the hunter/gatherer society fighting to preserve its existence.

Did You Know?

Apache Spring

... that pottery sherds found near Apache Spring at Fort Bowie National Historic Site reveal that human beings have used that precious water source for thousands of years?