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Address: State Highway 89, Prescott, AZ
Description: The headquarters for the Military Department of Arizona in 1870.

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I would and have recommended a visit to this museum as we found it so interesting in taking a look back. We found out LaGuardia Airport is named after a man that grew up at Fort... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Peoria Arizona
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Peoria Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

I would and have recommended a visit to this museum as we found it so interesting in taking a look back. We found out LaGuardia Airport is named after a man that grew up at Fort Whipple.

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Prescott, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We have attended several of the monthly programs held outside the museum, they portray aspects of military life of 19th century. These are small, maybe three or so soldiers dressed in period uniforms, with their supplies of the time, and the people are knowledgeable and talkative, so you get a lot of feel for life back when.

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

This museum is small, but informative. Lots of information and pictures. It really gives you a perspective on how Prescott was in it's infancy!

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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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
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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
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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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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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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
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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
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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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Address: Address: State Highway 89, Prescott, AZ
Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Prescott

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