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Fort Verde State Historic Park

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Address: 125 East Hollaman St, Camp Verde, AZ 86322
Phone Number:
+1 928-567-3275
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Fort Verde! Our prearranged tour was led by volunteer Bob Erb, who was dressed in a French-inspired US Army uniform of the 1870s. His detailed... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Murray S
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Prescott, Arizona
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Prescott, Arizona
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Fort Verde! Our prearranged tour was led by volunteer Bob Erb, who was dressed in a French-inspired US Army uniform of the 1870s. His detailed descriptions of the origins of the Fort, the Indian wars, medical practices of the time (how to saw off a limb is not for the faint-of-heart), and tour of... More 

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Chandler, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is a great place to take family and learn about the history of the surrounding area of Camp Verde. I was really impressed with the staged exhibits and the condition of the property. Will go back and visit for sure!

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ALBANY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Was really glad that we took the time to go visit this site. The park ranger was amazing and took time to give us a history of the complex which made our visit even more memorable. The buildings are interesting and the site is different than any we have visited in the past. Definitely worth a stop.

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Phoenix
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I decided to stop by Fort Verde after we went and explored Castle Montezuma. It is a great State Park to visit in Arizona. Knowledgeable, friendly staff. If it wasn't rating after our guided tour in the office we would have stayed longer to find out even more about the fort but do to the weather we... More 

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Clarkdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

Visited for the evening event at Ft. Verde State Historic Park and saw this old fort from a very different perspective - nighttime and lit up the old-fashioned way with lanterns and candles. This made me reminisce of course, thinking of days gone by and ways that were routine a 100+ years ago. Reenactors in uniforms were stationed at each... More 

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Thank Drake M
Glendale, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Can't imagine chasing indians when this fort was operating! Wonderful look back into Arizona's past. Able to see what the forts of the west were like.

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Kayenta, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

Tour the barracks and the doctors home. Historic period costumes, furniture and housing. A lovely afternoon stop on a warm day.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

This is a lovely place to visit. The guides in the visitor's shop are very kind and helpful. They know a ton about the history of the place too. The remaining houses are a great visit and you can just picture how it must have been back in the day. At just $7 per person, it's well worth a visit!

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Estes Park, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Interesting and engaging place about a facinating time in our history. We were greeted by a very friendly ranger that showed sincere passion for the Fort and her role in welcoming guests. We went to the Fort to kill some time before grabbing lunch in town and ended up staying far longer than we tought. So glad we did. Really... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Stand in the middle of the Parade Ground and turn 360 degrees and imagine mid 1870's. Walk through 3 of the remaining original "Officers Row" buildings. Glimpse how they would have lived. Great place for the history buff. Staff has a lot of local knowledge.

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