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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 Prescott hidden gem

Who would have known that NYC's Mayor LaGuardia spent his informative years at Ft. Whipple, now a VA Medical Center. The history is amazing and in such a small museum. Our... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 15, 2016
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Who would have known that NYC's Mayor LaGuardia spent his informative years at Ft. Whipple, now a VA Medical Center. The history is amazing and in such a small museum. Our guide, Ray, gave a great VERY comprehensive tour and made sure we didn't miss a thing. Worth taking the time to visit this museum which gives you a great... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

This was a pleasant small museum to visit. There is a lot of history to learn of the Fort which tells one what was involved in the days from the "old" west to the times of WWII and present. The curator was extremely knowledgeable and helpful.

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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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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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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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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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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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