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

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A Historic Experience

We toured the Fort Whipple Museum in Prescott, AZ. We had a wonderful docent by the name of Barbara who was very knowledgable regarding the early history. The house is really... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Peoria, Arizona
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Peoria, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

We toured the Fort Whipple Museum in Prescott, AZ. We had a wonderful docent by the name of Barbara who was very knowledgable regarding the early history. The house is really lovely as well.

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Prescott, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Fort Whipple is now home to the VA hospital that serves all of Northern Arizona, over 150,000 veterans. You can drive through or park and walk the campus. The site is lovely and includes officer housing, greenhouses and solar installations to help defray the cost of the facility, and you can get a fair meal at the canteen.

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1 Thank Lizzy4966
Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 via mobile

I teach AZ history in High School and I see Ft Whipple as one of the best preserved sites in the state. It's the kind of museum that tells a brilliant story with a small collection and period architecture. Kudos to the knowledgeable staff and reenactors.

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2 Thank Mike K
Peoria Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

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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2 Thank mhawks22
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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1 Thank Leonard Taz J
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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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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