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.

A ranger talks to visitors along a trail.

Ranger Guided Programs

This spring, join a ranger for hike to Fort Bowie, or attend a Ranger Talk on the visitor center porch.

Cannon barrel at Fort Bowie

Visitor Center Hours

The visitor center is open daily from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm MST. The park is open each day from sunrise until sunset.

Wooden headstones at Fort Bowie cemetery

Fort Bowie Cemetery

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

View of Fort Bowie ruins from afar

Hike Through History

The park was designed to be experienced via the Fort Bowie Trail at Apache Pass Rd. See our directions page if you are unable to hike in.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 158
Bowie, AZ 85605



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