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“Great intro to life in the 1880's”
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Fort Huachuca Museum
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Owner description: This museum explores the history of the U.S. Army in the Southwest.
Reviewed April 6, 2012

This museum is in 3 parts. Two of them portray many aspects of life in the high desert of Arizona in the 1890-1920 timeframe. The third is more recent information about the Army's intelligence branch. If you are in the area it's a must-go location. It is in the heart of a National Historic Landmark District of an old cavalry post. Unlike most similar NHLD's, this one is still being used and lived in on a daily basis.

1  Thank GretchenNM
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Reviewed March 28, 2012

kind of dated with mannequins in the displays. Lots of stuff that I didnt expect. Small portion on the fort's history of African Americans was nice.

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Reviewed March 27, 2012

There are actually three parts of the museum. The main part of the museum is located in what I believe used to be the old post hospital. A second nearby museum is in what was the old post theatre. Both of these deal with the fort history, from its founder Colonel Whitfield to today. The fort was origianlly manned by Buffalo Soldiers. Both museums tell of the daily lives (both on the fort and on patrols) of the soldiers and officers who lived there. The thrid museum tells of the forts historical role it's had with military intelligence. They have a gift shop which has some unique southwest art for sale.

1  Thank pcrodriguez78
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Reviewed March 27, 2012

There are actually 3 museums on Fort Huachuca - Intelligence, Buffalo Soldier and
a more miscellany of pertinent artifacts. These three are intense in their displays. It
is more than worth your time to read the inscriptions provided as well as really looking
at the displays. Also look around at the outer buildings around the museums. They are
currently being utilized for the purpose for which they were built - barracks. These
buildings are some of the original buildings from the beginnings of the Fort. Admittance
is free; however, donations are gratefully accepted in each museum. Stop at the Visitors
Center at the Main Gate for a day pass as well as a map.

3  Thank Marinegrandmom
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Reviewed March 23, 2012

Well curated. All the historical material is well-cared for, clean with good presentations. Professional historians have collected and archived the documents, physical items, etc. There is much to learn here, particularly of the role African American played in the Army from the Civil War to today. Some of the best native american (Apache) history is presented here. The history of the Army is important to preserve, to keep our sense of context.

2  Thank Mark S
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