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Fort Douglas Military Museum

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32 Potter St, Salt Lake City, UT 84113-5046
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Reviewed September 30, 2019

The museum has free parking and free admission. Inside are numerous uniforms and many other relics from the 19th century to current times for the fort and local region. Outside there are many military field pieces that you can see up close. There is a...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed August 6, 2019

This is a wonderful museum, not just because of the displays, but because of the personal attention each visitor gets. It is a great way to see a different aspect of Utah History.

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed July 31, 2019 via mobile

My 3rd visit and my wife's 1st. She is not a military history person at all, but loved our visit. It is easy to find, basically on the University of Utah campus, and directly across from a large green area. Parking is free and right...More

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank Allfunallthetime
Reviewed March 6, 2019 via mobile

Being from Belgium and whilst on hols in SLC last week, I visited the whole Fort Douglas Military-area whilst walking to the NHMU. I was very impressed with all the beautiful, historical houses and buildings to then stop by at the Museum itself (only saw...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank PascaleS508
Reviewed January 18, 2019 via mobile

The Ft. Douglas museum may be small but rich in displays, historical facts. Aside from displays, perhaps one of the overlooked or unknowns is the Ft. Douglas military cemetery. It even contains the remains of WWII German POW's buried alongside Soldiers from to he Civil...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed October 26, 2018

Upon entering the museum, you encounter multiple figures from various periods of Army history. The displays throughout the museum are, as I said in the title, a visual delight. Although this site is small, it contains interesting information about the Civil War Army outpost that...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed July 29, 2018

My son is a military history buff, so we seek out military museums on our travels. This museum was small, but had very interesting exhibits, especially the collection of vehicles on the back lot. Very nice and helpful staff (I think they were volunteers). We...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank hlbrink
Reviewed July 13, 2018

The Fort Douglas Military Museum is a fantastic little museum. The staff there are very knowledgeable, and more than willing to help you with any questions that you may have. They also guide you around any of the exhibits, and give you information about each....More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank VincentM3282
Reviewed November 5, 2017

If you've been to some of the other museums in Salt Lake City like the Pioneer Memorial Museum, then this military museum will seem rather small: you'll be able to get round it in less than 90 minutes. But actually that wasn't such a bad...More

Date of experience: October 2017
3  Thank Casualhiker22
Reviewed September 11, 2017

The Fort Douglas Military Museum is located on picturesque Officer's Circle within historic (but still functional) Fort Douglas, which is itself located on the University of Utah campus. The museum is fairly small, and its collection is focused largely on military uniforms, and secondly on...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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April 19, 2018|
Response from Stephen K |
Free admission From their website © 2015 Fort Douglas Military Museum HOURS Tuesday - Saturday Noon - 5:00pm FREE Admission
July 27, 2016|
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Response from davidaE7048SV | Reviewed this property |
You can also stay right next to Fort Douglas at the University Guest House. I have stayed there once and it's a great small hotel.
Robert C
May 26, 2015|
Response from mmkhoffman | Property representative |
The exact date is to be determined but we are planning for everything to be complete by June 20, 2015 (Fort Douglas Day). We are open during the renovations, giving a peak into how a museum comes together.