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Museum of the Horse Soldier

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Saddle Up and Travel the Past

What an outstanding collection of mounted service equipment, uniforms, weapons, one of a kind... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Lawrence, Massachusetts
Wonderful collection

If you are a cowboy and west fan check this small but well done museum. Lots of history and great... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Jake P
Tucson, Arizona
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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 2 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived at 4:00 pm today, Thursday. Closed. No sign saying when they would open again. The museum looked newer and was a nice building but the trail dust town place is rinky-dink. Even the parking lot needed work.,

Thank Dorothy M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What an outstanding collection of mounted service equipment, uniforms, weapons, one of a kind items, saddle history by chronological example !! The Director/Curator Rae is a wealth of information and stories. He is a interesting, informative and an exceptional person to converse with. I learned...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are a cowboy and west fan check this small but well done museum. Lots of history and great stories! Must for visitors to Tucson!

Thank Jake P
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

This small museum should not be missed as its mission is to preserve and present the historical record and achievements of mounted services “and to recognize the horses’ contributions to U.S. Military history.” Field gear, equine tack, weapons, uniforms, photographs, artifacts, saddles, and all kinds...More

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Reviewed August 2, 2018 via mobile

This is a must for anyone visiting Tucson. The owner Rae is way better than Google and more passionate about history. What a great afternoon will be back again when we visit Tucson.

Thank Jeremy H
Reviewed July 25, 2018 via mobile

Our family visited the Museum of the Horse Soldier last weekend and the kids (ages 12 and 11) really enjoyed the tour and learning more about this aspect of history. The staff was accessible and quite happy to answer any question we had, truly making...More

2  Thank Casey8991
Reviewed July 18, 2018

The Museum of the Horse is located in Trail Dust Town on East Tanque Verde Road. There are lots of pictures, uniforms and weapons related to the United States Army's mounted services in the 1800's and early 1900's. The owner was very nice and gave...More

1  Thank DarylJ552
Reviewed July 9, 2018

The Museum of the Horse Soldier is an outstanding tribute to U.S. mounted arms of all kinds, not just the cavalry, and its exhibits span both the 19th and 20th centuries. The owner personally guided us through the museum, offering commentary dazzling in its expertise....More

1  Thank wobyrne
Reviewed June 20, 2018 via mobile

I am so glad that we found this museum on the Trip Advisor list with all the great reviews! Nice one hour stop on our way through Tucson. It was not overwheming like some large museums. Awesome displays and personal tour from the professional young...More

3  Thank Kelly T
Reviewed June 13, 2018

I've driven past this museum for a couple of years and my wife and I finally decided to visit. It was Fantastic. Admission was only $3 and the entry clerk gave us a full tour - explaining everything about the US Calvary from the 1840's...More

1  Thank Patrick W
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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
January 31, 2015|
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Response from Rae W | 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