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Fort Verde State Historic Park

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Address: 125 E Hollamon St, Camp Verde, AZ 86322-7100
Phone Number:
+1 928-567-3275
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Winner of the 2015 Arizona Governor's Heritage Preservation Honor Award....

Winner of the 2015 Arizona Governor's Heritage Preservation Honor Award. Fort Verde is one of the best preserved examples of an Indian Wars period fort in Arizona. This original Military Headquarters is now a museum which contains artifacts, photos, videos, and interpretive exhibits focused on the history and lives of those who lived and served at Fort Verde: soldiers, Indian Scouts, settlers, doctors, and Native Americans. Three of the original homes along Officer's Row are still remaining and furnished with period artifacts.

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I was surprised how quiet it was having just come from Montezuma Castle. I guess the fact that it`s an State attraction it does not get much publicity. It was very enjoyable and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sudbury, Canada
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Sudbury, Canada
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66 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I was surprised how quiet it was having just come from Montezuma Castle. I guess the fact that it`s an State attraction it does not get much publicity. It was very enjoyable and an eye opener. The entrance just $ 7 per person, it has one of the most informative and displayed small Museums in the area, even an old... More 

Thank 61jorgeb
Buffalo, New York
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fort Verde will be very interesting and enjoyable for those interested in history. The fort is an example of a typical western fort, consisting of a series of low-rise buildings without a fenced perimeter. This contrast markedly from the typical stockaded, multi-story structures found in forts along the east coast. A visit to Fort Verde includes a stop in the... More 

Thank lucy36002017
Chandler, Arizona
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our son was doing a school report on General George Crook and Sheila was extremely helpful. She walked us through the museum and pointed out specific things. She answered lots of questions our son had about General George Crook. She helped us look through books, newspaper clippings and reports about General George Crook. Thank you, Sheila, for making this report... More 

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FOVESS, Manager at Fort Verde State Historic Park, responded to this review

We were so excited to hear that he was doing a report on General George Crook and that he's curious about history, as we're all about engaging kids and families... Keep us posted about how the report goes:) More 

Waterloo, Indiana
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was very hot when we got there so we checked out the museum first and it was well worth a look. Got a great history of the fort from the park ranger and lots of interesting pictures in the museum. Then we looked in all of the buildings many of them being original. If you like history then this... More 

Thank terrsall
Scottsdale, Arizona
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a great place! So much to learn and see. Sheila and Robert have so much knowledge. I loved to see some of the actual buildings still standing and to be able to walk inside and see how the soldiers lived back then was fascinating. Definitely worth the trip! Another place to bring guest when visiting AZ.

Thank Debra S
Lansing, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We tend to stop at these types of historical site when traveling. My husband found the information very interesting and Sheila the ranger was a great wealth of local information. Well laid out and great signs, plenty of things to keep kids involved.

Thank happyheidi2017
New Albany, Indiana
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Reviewed 22 April 2017

Take time to see how life in this part of our country began. Great history of soldiers and Native Americans. Stroll through the quarters and look at the magnificent scenery off in the distance.

Thank Lenne K
Tacoma, Washington, United States
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Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

This was a good place to show the little kids and have them learn through the junior ranger program. We were the only ones there so made full use of the opportunities

Thank Ben H
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Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Great time! Really cool old buildings. Nice museum. Shelia the park ranger was awesome. She offered to let my girls wear some period dresses. The gift center has a lot of books to choose from. I bought one and should have got a couple more. Guess I'll have to go back. It really feels like you step back in time... More 

Thank azyankee
Derby, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

We really enjoyed visiting this fort which retains several of the original buildings including the houses of the commanding officer and the doctor. What really surprised us was to find such 19c gentility in what was quite a lawless area of the wild west. Even more amusing were the three-seater toilets. Were they really used by mother, father and child,... More 

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