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Fort Whipple

State Highway 89, Prescott, AZ
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Ranked #22 of 27 attractions in Prescott
Type: Historic Sites
Description: The headquarters for the Military Department of Arizona in 1870.
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Trabuco Canyon, California
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200 reviews 200 reviews
111 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

You probably need an interest in the subject to find and visit this small house museum. I found it to be a fun story told extremely well by the great docent. He brought the history to life and then we wandered through the building. We also drove through the old housing area and by the VA hospital first to ask... More

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Prescott, Arizona
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

Live in town....thought I'd walk my dog along the old railroad grade behind the fort.I'd done this walk during the summer....nice place to walk your dog.There was a new fence across the grade I noticed,new since summer...Although it was closed,there were no signs saying I could not go through.Just a gate with a catch you could just flip open.Whenever you... More

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Kiev, Ukraine
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8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

As I had a sight-seeing tour around Prescott the feeling that I should find something more about the history of this place out. Then there came the suggestion to go to Fort Whipple. I thought it to be just a small exhibition or something like that but actually it was a nice museum offering lots of information related to the... More

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Prescott, Arizona
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Lousy tacos but great management. Try it if you can. Not for an extended stay perhaps, but fun folks!

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Prescott, Arizona, United States
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15 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Helped some of my ham radio friends with a Heliography demo here as this was the starting point for a large signal mirror route around the Southwest many years ago. Lot of history in the old fort but not to easy to travel around as it is a working hospital now.

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Paulden, Arizona, United States
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13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

Fort Whipple captured our attention on our first visit back in 2007. We've been back numerous times bringing visitors along with us. A great look back at fort life during the frontier days.

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Surprise, Arizona
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3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

I had scarcely heard of this place before I visited it, just having the impression that some kind of historical information could be found in the VA center. Lo and behold, what do I discover but a very good museum, with many exhibits, covering the late 19th, early 20th Centuries in this region; also, numerous historical buildings over 100 years... More

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Prescott, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

Fort Whipple is a terrific place to reflect on the historical 1800s in Prescott, Arizona. I go to the VA hospital at the same location, as I am a Vietnam veteran. Every time I visit the hospital or just take a drive around Fort Whipple I think about the soldiers and families who protected the settlers during the Indian wars.... More

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Prescott, Arizona
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22 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2012

If you ever have the chance and you like history, check out this facility. Was amazed at the history and the staff there know all about it.

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SE PA
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29 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2011

nice, easy, interesting museum and building. spend as much time or as little as you wish. Drive past the other old officer's houses and envision this military base in its hey day as part of the old west. Army stuff, maps, photos, memoirs, medical instruments (there's a VA hospital @ Ft. Whipple still) and you get to see the interior... More

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