Fort Douglas Military Museum

Fort Douglas Military Museum, Salt Lake City: Hours, Address, Fort Douglas Military Museum Reviews: 4/5

Fort Douglas Military Museum

Fort Douglas Military Museum
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Tuesday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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RSL_Donk
Farr West, UT163 contributions
Loved it
Feb 2020 • Family
My 11 year old twin boys absolutely love this place. I’m a veteran, but completed my service before they were ever born so they thought it was cool to see the stuff dad used to do. The museum is a bit small, but it’s free and always good for a visit
Written February 22, 2020
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LNLew
CA330 contributions
Good Little Museum of Local Military History
Feb 2020
Inside there are a lot of military uniforms and historical displays from the long history of the fort. Outside there are vehicles and helicopters. The staff was very friendly and helpful and ready to answer any questions. We are glad we stopped to see it.
Written February 11, 2020
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wireless_in_CA
United States4,247 contributions
Small Museum
Dec 2019 • Solo
A small and free military museum located next to the University of Utah. Assorted tanks, transports and artillery plus a couple of helicopters filled the grounds. Convenient stairs enable visitors to climb up and peer inside.

Across the way was a large open field with parking, nice views towards downtown and former officer homes were located nearby. Worth a short drive from downtown SLC if you have the time or take the TRAX light rail. Note the limited opening hours before you head out here.
Written January 22, 2020
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ransom007
Anaheim, CA1,079 contributions
Good history of military fort in Salt Lake City, Utah
Jul 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 small gift shop.
Written October 1, 2019
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CalforniaFishingBum
Calfornia44 contributions
Fantastic
Aug 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.
Written August 6, 2019
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Allfunallthetime
Twin Falls, ID256 contributions
Underrated Musuem
Jul 2019 • Couples
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 in front of the building.
Admission is free but donations are accepted and they do have a nice little gift shop.
All of the docents are veterans so they will be happy to teach you what they know about the museum and old Fort Douglas.
There is both an inside and an outside component here, and it takes approximately 1 hour to see and read everything.
I highly recommend this museum and will go again.
Written July 31, 2019
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Pascale S
Belgium359 contributions
Must-see the whole Fort Douglas area!
Feb 2019 • Solo
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 some military vehicles from the outside though).
You can have a relaxing stroll around, take some nice pictures and sort of imagine how it must've been like during those days.
Really thouroughly enjoyed the whole area - such pretty, neat buildings - and would definately recommend visiting! Best is on a clear, sunny day.
I used public transport (TRAX RED Line) from downtown SLC to get there.
Written March 6, 2019
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341freddyb
Sandy, UT157 contributions
Small but "huge" in History
Jan 2019 • Solo
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 war to present day. Interesting place for any visitor.
Written January 18, 2019
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Sharon L
Palo Alto, CA983 contributions
A visual delight!
Oct 2018 • Solo
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 was Fort Douglas. Kudos to the curator and to the enthusiastic group of volunteers who work here!
Written October 27, 2018
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hlbrink
St. Louis, MO103 contributions
Small but worthwhile
Jul 2018 • Family
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 enjoyed our visit.
Written July 29, 2018
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