Greetings from Montezuma Castle National Monument

My family moved from NJ to AZ when I was 7 years old. We would take day trips or drive to different places in AZ for weekend. I got to choose our destination once, and I chose Montezuma’s Castle bc of the name. It is such an amazing place- you get to see how the Sinagua people lived and explore their ancient dwellings. Places where they lived, stored food or their dead, and where they gathered together as a community. It’s truly amazing, especially once you think about the time frame they were around- before 1500 AD! I’ve never forgotten that trip and have been there twice more since. It will always have a special meaning for me.

Sincerely,
Emily

Montezuma Castle National Monument

At Montezuma Castle National Monument, you can see the breathtaking 20-story habitat and ingenious irrigation well built by Ancestral Pueblo Indians 900 years ago.

State(s): Arizona

Established: 1906

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