From ancient Sinaguan cliff dwellings to buildings on Main Street dating back to 1871, Camp Verde’s illustrious history is engrained in our culture. 

In April, Fort Verde State Historic Park hosts the History of the Soldier, a living military timeline beginning at the American Revolution. The annual event features period uniforms, camps, and artifacts galore—all arranged in sequential order to make you feel like you’re walking through history!

Visit during one of the following events to take advantage of Dutch oven cooking!



Photo credit: Efren Lopez with Route 66 Images


Events at Fort Verde:

  • Buffalo Soldiers and Vintage Baseball: February
  • History of the Solider: April
  • Colonel’s Daughter competition: September
  • Fort Verde Days: October
  • Flag Retirement Ceremony: November

Fort Verde is the best-preserved Indian Wars fort in Arizona. Construction started in 1871. The three historic house museums are listed on the National and State Register of Historic Places and show visitors what it was like to live in the 1880s. The former Administration building houses the Visitor Center, exhibits, and period artifacts.

You can also find picnic tables, RV/tour bus parking, ADA accessibility, and daily 9-5 hours. State Park entrance fees: $7 adults, $4 youths, and kids 6 and under free.

Photo credit: Efren Lopez, Route 66 Images, 
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