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 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?
The heliograph (an invention which uses mirrors and sunlight to transmit Morse Code) at Bowie Peak, above Fort Bowie, dispatched 334 messages during the last campaign against Geronimo.