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Montezuma Castle, 1887
An image of Montezuma Castle taken in 1887, almost 30 years before it was designated a National Monument by President Theodore Roosevelt.
An undated image of Montezuma Castle from the early 1900's.
Visitors on the top floor of Montezuma Castle
Early visitors to Montezuma Castle allowed inside the cliff dwelling. These unknown men are standing on the top floor of the Castle in this undated photograph.
Montezuma Castle, 1929
An early photograph of Montezuma Castle.
Montezuma Castle, 1930's
An image of Montezuma Castle just after the first major restoration effort in the 1930's.
Restoring Montezuma Castle, 1930's
The first major restoration project was undertaken at Montezuma Castle in the early 1930's.
Exploring Montezuma Castle, 1940's
Prior to 1951 visitors were allowed to climb a series of ladders and explore the interior of Montezuma Castle.
Climbing into the Castle, April 1946
An unknown family climbing ladders into Montezuma Castle. Tours of the castle interior were stopped in 1951 due to severe damage to the structure and questions about its safety.
Montezuma Castle Parking Lot, 1956
A glimpse of the busy parking lot at Montezuma Castle in March, 1956.
Montezuma Castle Outdoor Exhibit, 1950's
In the mid 1950's an outdoor diorama was constructed near Montezuma Castle. This exhibit is still enjoyed by visitors to the monument today!
Last updated: August 1, 2014