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Fort Lowell Museum, Tucson

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Fort Lowell Museum tells the historic story of Fort Lowell during the Apache Wars. Housed in a accurate replica of the Commanding Officers quarters, circa 1885. The building hold permanent and changing exhibits featuring military artifacts.
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  • This small museum with its knowledgeable docents tells the story of Fort Lowell during the Apache Wars. Fort Lowell was at its current location from 1873-1891 and is on the National Register of Histor...  more »
  • Behind this museum is a wonderful lake and nature area! There is a large swimmi g pool & several sport fields. Good place to walk & picnic....and there are ducks in the lake‍♂️  more »
  • Have been putting off visiting this museum and just decided to check it out one day. I'm glad I did because it turned out to be a great learning experience. That day I learned more about Tucson than I...  more »
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  • Due to vandalism, access to the ruins is behind a fence, which is unfortunate. The associated museum is great and worth the trip by itself - and it's free. The museum covers the history of more than just the old fort.
  • Anyone who is in to Old West history needs to visit while in Tucson Az. Thier many cool relics from the early days of Arizona, give a glimpse into daily life at a frontier fort.
  • Building is not the original officers quarters from the mid 1860's. The present structure was built in 1963 it resembles the original built by the calvery in the mid 1860's. Ft. Lowell historical park was in operation from the mid 1860's until early 1890's to house the officers of the calvary. Not open daily, but very informative as to the history of the military outpost.
  • This is actually worth a stop; especially, if you like military history.
  • Very limited hours, Thurs-Sat. There is not much of the original fort left you can see. The museum is a recreation of the officer's quarters, which is wooden and nicely done. There is stuff to play with. You can put on a period dress or a period cavalry uniform. I am hoping they will be able to refurbish the building across the street (formerly part of the fort) and add to the museum complex.
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