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Fort Verde Arizona Historic Site Located in Camp Verde, Arizona

Fort Verde State Park
Historic Site

Visit other places in the area:
Camp Verde   Montezuma's Castle
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Fort Verde played a significant role in the Indian War of the 1860's. From 1865 to 1890 the fort housed military personnel and their families and was the base camp for General Crook's US army scouts and soldiers. General Crook's trail leads up onto the Mogollon Rim. To follow his route, drive the Rim Road.

For more information, go to:
Mogollon Rim Road: FR #300

Fort Verde provides a self guided walking tour of buildings still standing on Officers' Row. The fort originally contained three rows of building plus corrals, bath house, hospital and shops. Four buildings are still on site and furnished. The buildings are wheelchair accessible. Pay the entrance fee in the museum located next to the fort, tour the buildings in the fort, then return to the museum for a fascinating video and display of uniforms, tools, weapons and photos of the era. Books and guides are on sale in the museum; free pamphlets and brochures are also available. Military wives wrote diaries covering their experiences with hardship and isolation as military wives; purchase these books in the museum.

Fort Verde Sign

The three buildings on this page are the Commanding Officer's Quarters, the Bachelor Officer's Quarters, and the Doctor's Quarters. The Commanding Officer's Quarters contain fine furnishings appropriate for entertaining. The Bachelor's Quarters was not nearly so "refined". The medicine bottles and various instruments in the Doctor's Quarters are worth taking time to see.

Commanding Officer's Quarters
Above and Right: Commanding Officer's Quarters
Commanding Officer's Quarters

Commanding Officer's Quarters Bachelor Officer's Quarters
Above: Bachelor Officer's Quarters
Left: Commanding Officer's Quarters

Fort Verde Museum
Above: Fort Verde Museum
Right: Doctor's Quarters
Doctor's Quarters


Special Tips

Traveling with children, pets or special needs


Accessible Travel Fort Verde accessibility information   Accessibility
The buildings are all wheelchair accessible and have ample room inside for viewing. Restrooms next to the fort area are also wheelchair accessible; however private, lock-up (family-style) restrooms are not available.
  
Picnic area inside fort accessibility information  Traveling with children
A free, covered picnic area is located outside the park (just before the Fort Verde sign shown above). Just inside the fort a shaded picnic area is provided.

travel with pets  Traveling with pets Leashed pets are allowed in state parks; however they are not allowed in buildings or museums.

For the safety of your pet, NEVER LEAVE YOUR PET UNATTENDED IN A VEHICLE. Temperatures can be extreme in Arizona.


Directions & Resources

From Phoenix or Flagstaff, take I-17. Go east on hwy 260 to Camp Verde (1 mile from hwy 260). Turn onto Main Street, then turn right (south) onto Hollamon Street. The museum is on the right.

Resources:
AZStateParks.com Fort Verde State Park

CampVerde.org Camp Verde Chamber of Commerce

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