Visiting Fort Apache


The Nohwike’ Bágowa (House of Our Footprints) Museum houses permanent exhibits, historical information, cultural interpretation, and a museum shop.


Kinishba Ruins National Historic Landmark is a large pueblo ruin containing nine masonry buildings constructed centuries ago by the pre-Columbian Mogollon culture. The pueblo is situated on the upper end of a grass covered valley and originally had 400-500 ground floor rooms standing two or three stories high. At its peak, Kinishba may have housed up to 1000 occupants. The pueblo was vacated in the late 14th-early 15th centuries for unknown reasons. Visitors to Kinishba Ruins must check in at the museum at Fort Apache, where interpretive guides are available. Admission to the museum and historic park includes access to the ruins.


The Arrowhead Marketplace Café is located in Historic Fort Apache and offers healthy, locally sourced food and freshly roasted coffee. The Café also caters healthy, affordable comfort foods for local meetings and events. The Café offers a live learning and gathering space with a warm, cozy atmosphere. It also markets local youth and adult entrepreneurs’ art and traditional and contemporary crafts, including many great gifts for the holidays and special occasions. The Café also frequently hosts community events and gatherings. Arrowhead Café and Markeplace is also a jumping off point for beautiful walks overlooking the canyon and ready access to Fort Apache Historic Park and White Mountain Cultural Center and Museum.

Phone & Email

(928) 338-3849

Museum Hours

Monday – Friday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Closed on Weekends


104 General Crook Street
Fort Apache, AZ 85926