Greetings from Fort Bowie National Historic Site

By chance, Kathy and I arrived at Fort Bowie National Historic site on the date of Fort Bowie’s sesquicentennial. As we hiked up to the fort, we were welcomed with period music played by the regimental band of the 4th Cavalry, and treated to birthday cake and sarsaparilla. We could not have planned this if we had tried!

Sincerely,
Eric and Kathy

Fort Bowie National Historic Site

This historic site commemorates the 30-year battle between American soldiers and Chiricahua Apaches during the mid-1800s. Visitors can hike through a historic tract of the American West and learn about the U.S. military operations that eventually culminated in Geronimo's surrender in 1886 and the displacement of the Chiricahua people to Florida and Alabama.

State(s): Arizona

Established: 1972

National parks represent the best of America. Why do you care about protecting and preserving them? Tell us why parks matter to you!

{{ active ? "Cancel" : "Begin"}}

Success! Thanks for sharing your story with us.

You’ll be notified by email when your story is approved and added to the collection on the My Park Story homepage.

In the meantime, you can share your own story page with your family and friends — and help us spread the word about these priceless memories and priceless places!

Here’s your unique story page link:

{{ storyUrl }}

* indicates Required fields

Click to choose a file to upload

Submitting your story means that you agree to our Terms of Service

More Stories

  • Greetings from War In The Pacific National Historical Park

    In October 2019 I traveled to Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands in a NPCA trip coordinated with the Pacific Islands Institute. Our guides were excellent and readily shared their wealth of knowledge related to the World War II sites we visited. In addition, I learned an immense amount of…

  • Greetings from Shenandoah National Park

    My best boy Winston and I stayed at Skyland and spent three days hiking in the park. The staff at the visitor center were so nice and helpful - pointing out hikes that were suitable for my "senior dog".

  • Greetings from Rocky Mountain National Park

    I am 9 years old and have visited the Rocky Mountain national park twice in my life. I visited with my family...my two twin sisters, my mom, and my dad. My memories of the Rocky Mountain national park will forever be in my mind. We saw lots of moose and…

Donate

Preserve Our Parks

Make a tax-deductible gift today to provide a brighter future for our national parks and the millions of Americans who enjoy them.

Donate Now