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Museum of the Horse Soldier

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If you go to Pinnacle Petes for Steak, it's right near there!

You can make a nice outing out of going to this tiny museum, for an interesting and informative... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Tucson, Arizona
Never seen as good a display, it is all owned by one person.

This is a FANTASTIC museum of all things US Cavalry from ore Civil War up to today. Hard to believe... read more

Reviewed March 19, 2019
Forest Grove, Or
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Incorporated in 2013, Museum of the Horse Soldier is one of a few museums dedicated to preserving the history of the U.S. Military’s mounted services. Visitors to The Museum can explore the history of U.S. horse soldiers and their roles in times of...more
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6541 E Tanque Verde Rd, Tucson, AZ 85715-3813
+1 520-722-2706
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Reviewed yesterday

You can make a nice outing out of going to this tiny museum, for an interesting and informative short visit. Then do Pinnacle Petes Steak House right there at the little "shootem up" town!

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed March 19, 2019

This is a FANTASTIC museum of all things US Cavalry from ore Civil War up to today. Hard to believe it was all collected by one true history lover. He gave part of out tour. Some VERY rare uniforms and many excellent stories. Take your...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed March 19, 2019

Small, but qute interesting. Nice area to visit. Not sure why it takes so many chatacters to write a review.

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank Terry J
Reviewed March 5, 2019

Learned alot! Great displays and guide was very informative. I really enjoyed seeing the military uniforms. They were in very nice condition. Would return again

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank F4548EAsandrar
Reviewed February 7, 2019 via mobile

If you love history this museum encompasses history of the west, the military, and particularly the cavalry. We took a docent lead tour which really brought it all to life. The museum has more uniforms, guns, saddles and other artifacts than I have ever seen...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank landertonut
Reviewed February 3, 2019

Go to this museum! Take your children! A history of the military's mounted services from the beginning to the present. There are many tools, equipment, uniforms and photographs documenting the daily use by soldiers and horses. Rae Whitley, the director, is fascinating. You must stay...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank MAS9024
Reviewed January 28, 2019

I'm not a history buff....However, this is not just a museum dedicated to horse soldiers and military history, but also it is a plethora of knowledge, shared as though it was a first-hand account of the actual events. A guided tour (Mr. Rae Whitley) is...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Theresa Z
Reviewed January 24, 2019

We were amazed at the graciousness of staff and the stories and courage of these men and their mounts. Wait till our horses back home hear about this!

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Kathy S
Reviewed January 11, 2019

If you are into military history, then this museum is a must see. The collection is excellent and Rae really knows his stuff. The history of the U.S. Cavalry is not generally very well known and yet is an important part of our history.

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank Robin H
Reviewed January 8, 2019 via mobile

My dad told me this was the hi-light of our trip. He said he learned more about horse soldiers during the hour here than he had his entire life. That’s saying a lot because he’s a horse soldier history buff and collector. He’s still raving...More

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank Mandy M
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Deb H
August 19, 2017|
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Response from Rae W | Property representative |
Greetings, I will attempt to answer the question proposed by Ben, regarding the statues. I am not sure how I was perceived as being pessimistic, so hopefully this response will clear that up. The statues are the property... More
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Response from 317rayray | Property representative |
Thank you for your interest. We do not have any art by Remington or Russell. The few bronze works we have were done by Dan Bates. We are a history museum and most of our collection is made of 3 dimensional items reflecting... More