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.


Fort Bowie ruins

Visitor Center Autumn Hours

Thursday through Monday, 8am - 4pm

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NPS Photo- K. Gonzales

Fort Bowie Cemetery

The Fort Bowie Cemetery was established before the fort and remained active after the fort was abandoned in October 1894.

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Rufous hummingbird feeding on agave bloom

Nature and Science

The dominant habitat type at the fort is Chihuahuan desert grassland, offering habitat to birds that aren’t usually found in the mountains.

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