The Fort Apache and Theodore Roosevelt School National Historic Landmark is a resource owned and managed by the White Mountain Apache Tribe with assistance from the Fort Apache Heritage Foundation. We are located 1/2 mile east of Arizona Highway 73, and 4 miles south of Whiteriver, Arizona. The Landmark is open daily 7:00am to sunset. […]

Nohwike' Bágowa Museum receives support from Arizona Commission on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts


Your Chance to Help! Donate. You can help bring Fort Apache back into the service of the White Mountain Apache people. Tax-deductible contributions to the Foundation’s Permanent Endowment will support local history and Apache heritage programs forever! The endowment, growing since 2004, provides annual funding to the White Mountain Apache Tribe Heritage Program for exhibits, […]

PHOTOS Onsite 2014 event Historic

Apache Scouts

5th Cav on parade 1903 copy

Fort Apache History The land upon which Fort Apache now stands had been used by the Apaches for hundreds of years. The surrounding mountains all have names in the Apache language. In July, 1869, Brevet Colonel (Major) John Green of the U.S. 1st Cavalry led a scouting expedition of more than 120 troops into the […]

Projects Since assuming management of most of the Fort Apache/Theodore Roosevelt School property in 2007, the Foundation has applied preservation treatments to nearly every historic building on the site. Complete rehabilitations have been completed on the Commanding Officer’s Quarters, the BIA Club House, and a Teacher’s Cottage. These rehabilitated historic buildings provide office and program […]