Fort Verde State Historic Park Victorian Decorations Remain Through Jan. 3
January 1, 2016
Through Jan. 3, 2016, Fort Verde State Historic Park will be decorated with Victorian decorations for the holidays. Visitors can glance into the past and see how those who once resided at Fort Verde celebrated Christmas on the frontier. Christmas trees and fireplace mantels will be adorned with unique Victorian decorations, while wreaths and garlands help spread the holiday cheer.
Fort Verde State Historic Park is the best-preserved example of an Indian Wars-period fort in Arizona. Spanning from 1865 through 1890 Camp Lincoln, Camp Verde and finally, Fort Verde were home to officers, doctors, families, enlisted men and scouts.
Today, visitors can experience three historic homes, the Commanding Officer's Quarters, Bachelors' Quarters and Doctor's Quarters on Officer's row, all furnished in the 1880s period and holiday grace. These Arizona treasures are currently listed on the National and State Register of Historic Places due to their unique architectural and historic significance. In the former Administration building, the Park offers visitors interpretive exhibits with period artifacts on military life, Indian Scouts and Indian Wars history.
For more information call (928) 567-3275 or visit AZStateParks.com/parks/FOVE. Fort Verde State Historic Park is located at 125 E. Holloman Street in Camp Verde. Park Entrance Fee is $5 per person for those aged 14 and older, $2 for children aged 6 to 13 and children younger than 6 are free.