Visitor Center Fall Hours in Effect
The visitor center will be open Fridays to Tuesdays from 8 am to 4 pm from October 11 – November 30, 2014, closed Wednesdays and Thursdays. The ruins areas, hiking trails, and administrative access road are all open during park hours, sunrise to sunset. More »
Fort Bowie NHS Offers Ranger-led Programs in February and March
Superintendent H. Lane Baker announced today that Fort Bowie National Historic Site (NHS) will offer ranger-led programs on weekends this spring. Saturday van tours and Sunday guided hikes will be offered every weekend beginning February 23 and continue through March 31. All programs are free of charge and are a great way to learn more about the rich history preserved at Fort Bowie. The van tours are a new addition to ranger programs at the fort. "We want everyone to be able to visit the fort, hear the stories of the various people who called this area home over the years, and see the artifacts left behind", said Baker. "There are many people who are unable to complete the 3 mile round trip hike normally required. Our wheelchair accessible van and a ranger guided walk of the fort ruins will help make this experience possible for more folks."
Did You Know?
Heliographs are instruments which use a mirror and sunlight to transmit Morse Code. General Nelson Miles realized that southern Arizona’s mountainous terrain and huge amounts of sunlight would make the heliograph useful in his campaigns from Fort Bowie against Geronimo in 1886.