Picacho Peak State Park CWDT
520-466-3183. PO Box 275, 85241. The park is located off I-10, on exit 219; 60 miles south of Phoenix, and 40 miles north of Tucson. Park is open 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
The most significant Civil War battle in Arizona took place near Picacho Peak on April 15, 1862, when an advance detachment of Union forces from California attacked a Confederate scouting party. The battle lasted for 1-1/2 hours, and three Union soldiers were killed. Every March, "The Civil War in the Southwest" comes alive again as over two hundred re-enactors converge on Picacho Peak on foot and horseback. Visitors enjoy viewing exciting mock battles that took place in Arizona and New Mexico during the Civil War. Also on display at the March reenactment are recreated military camps and living history demonstrations. Hiking, camping.
A Terry Ranch Bed and Breakfast
(928) 635-4171. (800) 210-5908. 701 Quarterhorse, 86046
During the summer months the Fifth Calvary Civil War Band march & entertain on downtown streets.