walking trail Camp verdeThis self-guided tour created by the Camp Verde Historical Society includes thirteen historic buildings dating to the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The buildings present a range of construction methods and materials, including adobe brick, hand-milled limestone blocks, rough-hewn pine boards, and ferro-cement. Some of the buildings on this tour scarcely resemble their original structure, while others retain many historic features.

All tour stops are within walking distance of the Camp Verde Historical Society (Stop 1) and are marked with plaques. Sturdy walking shoes are recommended. Bring plenty of water and portable shade in the summer. Please note that Stops 5 and 13 are private residences and visitation is not permitted.

FORT VERDE STATE HISTORIC PARK offers informative displays of U.S. Army life during the Indian Wars of 1871-1875 and is within easy walking distance from Camp Verde’s Main Street.

CLEAR CREEK CHURCH is not included on this walking tour, but the historic structure is easily accessible via a paved country road. The Camp Verde Historical Society oversees the maintenance and preservation of the church and its grounds.

Printed tour brochures are available at the Camp Verde Visitor Center.

Tour Stop 3: Dance Hall, c. 1915

545 S. Main St., Camp Verde, AZ 86322

The center of early-day family entertainment, the old Camp Verde Dance Hall was a porch-less, one-and-a-half story, wood framed building with a...

Tour Stop 5: Head House, c. 1873

17 Salt Mine Road, Camp Verde, AZ 86322

William Stanford Head was a central figure during Camp Verde's founding years. Head acquired the nickname "Boss" after the way he bullied...