We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
WINNER WONDERLAND
Win Big When You Book on TripAdvisor

Fort Verde State Historic Park

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: 125 E Hollamon St, Camp Verde, AZ 86322-7100
Phone Number: +1 928-567-3275
Website
Today
09:00 - 17:00
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description:

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.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 210 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 124
    Excellent
  • 65
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Took us back to the wild west

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.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
297donna
,
Glendale, Arizona
Add Photo Write a Review

210 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 205: English reviews
Glendale, Arizona
Level Contributor
11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Helpful?
Thank 297donna
Kayenta, United States
Level Contributor
8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Helpful?
Thank Laureen L
Level Contributor
90 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
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!

Helpful?
Thank Anouschkar
Estes Park, Colorado
Level Contributor
15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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 

Helpful?
Thank Coloradoandme
Level Contributor
10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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.

Helpful?
Thank Jim C
Level Contributor
11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

They have an interesting site and during various events in Camp Verde can have re-enactments of General Crook and his group of soldiers in the past.

Helpful?
Thank Karen P
Southern California
Level Contributor
18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

I have taken 2 groups here in the last 2 weeks and they find it most interesting. The first weekend in Oct. is free and there is a festival celebrating the Fort when it was in use in the late 1800's.

Helpful?
Thank MaryTravler
Level Contributor
8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We went during Fort Verde Days and there was no admission fee. My family enjoyed it. The boys were able to hold 150 year old rifles. They liked touring the houses too. It was not very big and didn't take long to get through but very interesting.

Helpful?
Thank Jeanette V
Arizona
Level Contributor
46 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

The Fort was very well set up .You could veiw each room like you where there . They dress up and talk to you about what went on .

Helpful?
Thank Deborah D
Staunton, VA
Level Contributor
140 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

We walked around outside and enjoyed the views. We decided not to pay the admission price to go inside since we had just spent so much time in the free Visitor's Center and free Archaeology Center for the area.

Helpful?
Thank HappyVAtravelers

Travellers who viewed Fort Verde State Historic Park also viewed

 

Been to Fort Verde State Historic Park? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Fort Verde State Historic Park and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Peoria, Arizona
over a year ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Fort Verde State Historic Park staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?