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.
Sesquicentennial of Fort Bowie
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.
Visitor Center Hours
The visitor center is open Wednesday - Sunday (closed Mon-Tues), 8:00 am to 4 pm MST. The park is open each day from sunrise until sunset.
Fort Bowie Cemetery
The Fort Bowie Cemetery was established before the fort and remained after fort was abandoned in October 1894.