Fort Verde State Historic Park

The fort was a base for General Crook’s U.S. Army scouts and soldiers in the 1870s and 1880s. From 1865 – 1891 Camp Lincoln, Camp Verde and Fort Verde were home to officers, doctors, families, enlisted men, and scouts. The park is the best-preserved example of an Indian Wars period fort in Arizona.  Several of the original buildings still stand and living history programs are scheduled periodically, giving visitors a glimpse into Arizona’s history.

Today visitors can experience three historic house museums, all furnished in the 1880s period, that are listed on the National and State Register of Historic Places. The former Administration building houses the Visitor Center with interpretive exhibits, period artifacts from military life, and history on the Indian Scouts and Indian Wars era.  The park offers picnic tables, restrooms, RV and tour bus parking.

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Latitude: 34.564086 Longitude: -111.852264 Elevation: 3147 ft
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Fort Verde State Historic Park

Hours Open


Time Period Represented


Seasons Open


Visitor Fees

Adults $5.00; Youth 7-13 $2.00; children 6 & under - free; Group & Student rates are available

ADA Accessibility Notes

Fort Verde State Historic Park is ADA accessible.  

Pet Friendly Notes

Dogs are allowed on the grounds with a leash but not allowed in the historic buildings.


A wealth of information inside the walls of the Fort. People who know and live the history of the fort.

Sandie, 5/23/2015

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