435 South Main St., Camp Verde, Arizona 86322 | (928) 567-9560
The Camp Verde Historical Society (CVHS) formed in 1971 after its predecessor, the Camp Verde Museum Association, sold Fort Verde to Arizona State Parks for $1. Today, Camp Verde’s 1914 stone schoolhouse located on Main Street serves as the CVHS Museum and headquarters, and the Camp Verde Visitor Center.
In addition to the museum, CVHS operates and maintains the 1933 Stone Jail on Hollamon Street. The society owns the George Hance House, adjacent to Fort Verde, as well as the Clear Creek Church, across from the historic Clear Creek Cemetery. The society’s Research Center, located in the CVHS headquarters, contains a collection of documents, photographs and artifacts that tell the story of the community and surrounding area for a period of 1,000 years or more.
In 2013, the Camp Verde Visitor Center moved into the front room of the old stone schoolhouse, a structure that is the first stop on the Historic Building Walking Tour. The Visitor Center and the adjacent museum are open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Heritage In Camp Verde
Historic Building Walking Tour
The Historic Building Walking Tour includes thirteen historic buildings found throughout Camp Verde dating to the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. All tour stops are in walking distance to the Camp Verde Historical Society Museum and Research Center.