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Fort Whipple Museum

State Highway 89, Prescott, AZ
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Ranked #19 of 28 Attractions in Prescott
Type: Historic Sites, Museums
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Owner description: The headquarters for the Military Department of Arizona in 1870.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
23 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

A very interesting place, and the volunteers who show you around have a great knowledge of the Museum and its history contained within. Well worth a visit

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Prescott, Arizona, United States
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

This is a fun walk thru history. The architecture is still preserved, there's a museum in the officers quarters, and an excellent VA hospital on the grounds.

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Casa Grande
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We were greeted when we entered by a well informed gentleman who gave us an interesting history of the fort which served for many years as a hospital during several wars.

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Tucson Arizona
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185 reviews 185 reviews
40 attraction reviews
1,314 helpful votes 1,314 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

When we were in Prescott last year, we visited all the Museums but this one. Fort Whipple Museum, run by very nice and knowledgeable volunteers, is open only Thursday to Saturday (3 days a week), and last year, we missed out. The Museum is small, but reeks of history. Fort Whipple served as a tactical base for the U.S. Cavalry... More

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Trabuco Canyon, California
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237 reviews 237 reviews
133 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 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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Kiev, Ukraine
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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, United States
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
28 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
20 reviews 20 reviews
13 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
21 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
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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