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Museum of the Horse Soldier

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Address: 6541 East Tanque Verde Road, Tucson, AZ
Phone Number: 5207222706
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just getting started

Its a collection , not yet a museum but it has potential. It needs a curator who understands horse soldiers and writes for the vsitor

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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Bethesda Maryland
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144 reviews 144 reviews
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93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Its a collection , not yet a museum but it has potential. It needs a curator who understands horse soldiers and writes for the vsitor

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OLYMPIA
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174 helpful votes 174 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

My great great grandfather was a Ferrier for the Fifth Ohio Cavalry during the Civil War so I found this museum very interesting. Not only did I learn more about the dress and uniform of those times, but I got a close up look at the equipment that he may have been acquainted with. I may have also seen the... More 

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Dubuque, Iowa
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72 reviews 72 reviews
60 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

There are many reasons this rather small museum is achieving such high ratings from travel sites. I found the guide we had one of the best I've met. The collection of military uniforms from the 1860s-World War II and their stories was fascinating. There is an incredible collection of artifacts discovered from old military posts in the Southwest. The focus... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Owner/Director Rae Whitley gave my wife and I a personal tour of the museum. He told us about the history of all the items in the displays; his knowledge is amazing. We had a personal interest, since my grandfather was a Corporal in the Calvary and we are horse owners. It was time well spent and we left with an... More 

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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We had an excellent visit to this wonderful museum. The pieces on display are not only complete historical examples of the uniforms and horse accessories of U.S. cavalry, but everything is in such amazing condition. We ended up being guided through the museum by the curator, Rae. He presented as much history and knowledge through his descriptions as was shown... More 

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Wisconsin
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33 reviews 33 reviews
5 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

This museum has been created and maintained by one man, Rae Whitley, who's a lifelong museum expert with a personal interest in military history. Accordingly, be SURE to join up with him for a personal tour of the exhibits. He's extremely knowledgeable and friendly. He'll give you as much or as little info as you wish, and he can answer... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

This is a secret "gem" hidden in the middle of Tucson! We went to the Museum of the Horse Soldier not knowing exactly what to expect. What a treat! This facility is jam packed with great information and treasures spanning from the Spanish American War to current times. Rae Whitley, facility director is a university level history professor who is... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Physically small but it covers a lot of ground. You can breeze through fairly quickly and get a good idea of what the museum is all about, but there's also enough detail that, if you're interested in American horse cavalry, you could probably spend hours without exhausting the resources.

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Tucson, Arizona, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We visited this place last week and enjoyed the various presentation that were put on by the volunteers and staff. It gave us a better understanding how early life it's like in Tucson. A must see for those visiting this great city.

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arizona
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I had read the posted reviews for this museum and was in town for the weekend so I put it on my bucket list to do. I was totally blown away with all the artifacts that the private owner, Rae Whitley, has acquired. He gave us a private tour of the place and was most informative. He has such a... More 

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