Fort Verde State Historic Park

Fort Verde State Historic Park

Fort Verde State Historic Park
4.5
Historic Sites • State Parks
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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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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azstampinmom
Tucson, AZ9 contributions
If you're in Camp Verde, you should not miss the Fort Verde State Historic Park. For just $7, you can tour the buildings and walk through the museum (which is another original building) and learn the history of the Fort. It was a great way to end our trip to Camp Verde.
Written November 29, 2021
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Written March 2, 2022
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Andy5573
Palmyra, PA220 contributions
Exhibits and displays in the museum are well done; watch the video before exiting the museum even though it is fairly long. Park rangers on duty were friendly and helpful. Structures that are remaining and preserved were interesting. Unless you have a background in military forts of that period, I suggest touring the museum before viewing the structuires and grounds.
Written July 11, 2021
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Vivian Bisbee
Princeton, MA2 contributions
Friends
Ranger Ben gave our family reunion group of 18 an amazing tour of the Camp Verde military post. Our group was invited in early and shown the popular weapons of the time which we could touch. We then walked through a lovely museum which brought history alive by introducing us to the people who lived here. Our tour culminated with walking the grounds and seeing the homes and offices as they were furnished back in the day.
Written May 1, 2022
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We're so glad you made our park a stop during your reunion! Thank you for the review!
Written May 10, 2022
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Lynette51
Santa Barbara, CA1,178 contributions
Small park but with lots of history. Once you pay your fee you then go thru the museum area with all of the artifacts which if you read every placard it could easily take 1 hour or more. Outside are the different housing depending on the military rank. You go thru and experience what the housing conditions were with the rooms set up. Lots of parking.
Written March 29, 2021
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Pam W
Louisville, KY54 contributions
Couples
Interesting history of the area with preserved building from 1800-1900 when army assigned to protect settlers from Yavapai and Apache Indians in the area. Good exhibition inside main building of artifacts from base/fort including a short film about Indian Scouts that the Army used to find Geronimo. The park ranger was well informed and had some facts about the history that he told to us before we toured the Camp.
Written May 5, 2022
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Written May 10, 2022
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arizjudywrites
Phoenix, AZ37 contributions
We locals are very proud to have our name of our town after the Fort Verde, which is still standing. Excellent visit. Interesting Guest museum with a "guard" there who will enthusiastly fill you in on all the interesting facts of the old fort. It's a must see for guests of the Verde Valley.
Written June 29, 2022
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Jeff J
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Stopped here with family on the way to Slide Rock and the Grand Canyon. The park staff were outstanding, and took time to explain the park, the exhibits, and the history. The exhibits were very well done. We only stopped for about an hour due to our schedule, but it was worth it. We will visit again. The kids (early teens) also enjoyed it very much.
Written January 17, 2020
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wardgarner
Castro Valley, CA577 contributions
First recommendation. Take the time to talk with the Ranger in the Admin building. He is highly knowledgeable and will give you information that you would otherwise miss. You want to take your time walking through the museum. There are interesting artifacts, and there is a place where it lists the myths/fiction of how true fort life was versus what has been shown in films and tv westerns. For example, on film/tv, forts have large walls surrounding the fort. In reality, almost no fort was surrounded by a wall. In Arizona, there just were not that many trees, and what timber had to be use, was generally trekked in from long distances. The buildings eft standing are original and are interesting to walk through.
Written April 26, 2022
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Thank you for the visit and review!
Written April 27, 2022
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Bobbie W
Bartlett, TN2 contributions
Friends
The park was almost closing when we arrived. The rangers went out of their way to make us feel comfortable and orient us to the grounds and museum, and kept the park open until we left. They were very friendly and we learned a lot about this wonderful little fort and its history from the 1800’s.
Written April 25, 2022
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Glad you stopped in to see us :-)
Written April 27, 2022
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melodie fenton
Payson, AZ27 contributions
My husband and I are museum freaks-we loved this museum. Great artifacts and history. After the museum (which you can easily spend 1 1/2 hours in), go outside to the forts officer quarters, filled with authentic antiques and set up just as they would have been in the past. VERY interesting, and thoughtfully done. Interesting tour-not necessarily for children.
Written May 11, 2021
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