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“Five Star Museum” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Fort Huachuca Museum - CLOSED

Fort Huachuca Museum
Sierra Vista, AZ
520-533-5736
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Type: Military Museums, Museums
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Owner description: This museum explores the history of the U.S. Army in the Southwest.
Clint, Texas
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36 reviews 36 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Five Star Museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

Don't think you can cover it in an hour, the Fort Huachuca Museum is a journey through history that will take you the better part of a day to do right. There are numerous buildings, so you can maybe give it a couple of days or so to complete. What a tremendous museum this is. The care with which the life of our Soldiers past that served at the Fort is portrayed is exceptional. There is absolutely tremendous detail, every time I go I see something I missed. This museum is highly recommended.

Visited February 2013
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Chandler, AZ
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94 reviews 94 reviews
36 attraction reviews
Reviews in 55 cities Reviews in 55 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“Visit if you are in the neighborhood”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

The museum has lots of artifacts and explanations of Fort Huachuca beginnings. However, no docents were present for questions and there does not seem to be a logical progression for displaying the artifacts. The gift shop is great. Read up on the location history before going to the museum.

Visited April 2013
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Phoenix, Arizona
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78 reviews 78 reviews
47 attraction reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Interesting History”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

Went there with family. The adults really enjoyed the history and the old architecture. My 7 year old grand daughter enjoyed the history as well. She particularly liked the old Post Commanders house. All the exhibits have explanations and there are mannequins dressed in different period costumes. The history dates back to the old west, WW1, WW2, and beyond. The history includes fascinating information about intelligence gathering, black soldiers, and history of the post. Good place for a family visit.

Visited November 2012
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PORTAGE
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Great museum for kids and adults interested in local history”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

I lived on base for a few years and we always took our kids and out of town guests here to show them the local history. A few people have commented that you cant get on the base if you are a foreign national. When we visited last time we couldnt get on base and not only are we citizens, we are all former military and were formerly stationed there. It looks like they may have changed the rules so make sure to call before you visit.

Visited July 2012
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tchrs
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257 reviews 257 reviews
102 attraction reviews
Reviews in 107 cities Reviews in 107 cities
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
“Great museum and very different”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

Make sure you have ID and all your insurance papers to get onto the base. That is the biggest hassle. The museum tells a wonderful story with lots of other history about both the area and the base. It took us 2 hours to visit as my husband was always taking time to read all the descriptions.

The story of the Buffalo soldiers would be appropriate for children of maybe 8 years or older. All adults would appreciate a very different life that the black soldiers endured in the army of the late 1800s and early 1900s. Make sure you take time for a look at the historic buildings - driving tour map sometimes available - and if hungry ask about eating at the OCS.

Visited March 2013
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