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“Garden Canyon, Fort Huachuca, and Camp Naco: Pictographs, Archaeology, and History” Tour

April 6 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm


On Saturday, April 6, 2024, join Old Pueblo Archaeology Center’s “Garden Canyon, Fort Huachuca, and Camp Naco: Pictographs, Archaeology, and History” tour with archaeologist Stanislava Romih and historic architect R. Brooks Jeffery. This tour will be held from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm and will begin at the Van Deman Gate Visitor Control Center, Hatfield St., Fort Huachuca, Arizona.

Located on the historic Fort Huachuca Army Post, the Garden Canyon site is a precontact American Indian settlement near where the Mogollon, Hohokam, and Trincheras archaeological cultures came together. Limited excavations at this site revealed remnants of pithouses and above-ground dwellings, funerary features, and pottery and other artifacts. Farther up Garden Canyon, a few hundred feet above its floor, are rockshelters that contain pictographs that may have been painted in the 1700s by Apaches. In part 1 of this tour archaeologist Allen Dart, Old Pueblo Archaeology Center’s Executive Director, will guide our visit to these sites and the Fort Huachuca Museum, which focuses on the region’s military history. After visiting Fort Huachuca, the tour group will take a lunch break then caravan from Sierra Vista to Naco, Arizona to visit historic Camp Naco. This early twentieth-century Buffalo Soldiers installation is now the target of a City of Bisbee rehabilitation effort to explore a wide range of future uses that commemorate history, expand cultural opportunities, and serve as a resource for the communities of Naco and southern Cochise County. Tour participants need to bring picnic lunch and water, wear sturdy hiking shoes, and be able to hike along a short, narrow mountain trail.

Requested donation is $55 per person ($45 for Old Pueblo Archaeology Center and S’edav Va’aki Museum Foundation members) supports Old Pueblo’s education programs about archaeology and traditional cultures. Donations are due 10 days after reservation request or by 5 pm Monday, April 1st, whichever is earlier: 520-798-1201 or info@oldpueblo.org.

Caption: Some Apache pictographs in Garden Canyon, Fort Huachuca, Arizona, photo by Ron Stewart

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April 6
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
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Allen Dart


Van Deman Gate Visitor Control Center, Fort Huachuca, Arizona
Hatfield Street
Fort Huachuca, AZ United States
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