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
Ranger Guided Programs
This spring, join a ranger for hike to Fort Bowie, or attend a Ranger Talk on the visitor center porch.
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.
Fort Bowie Cemetery
The Fort Bowie Cemetery was established before the fort and remained after fort was abandoned in October 1894.