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Museum of the Horse Soldier, Tucson

(4.6/5 based on 110 reviews on the web)
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TripAdvisor
  • Great tribute to the Horse Soldier with genuine uniforms and weaponry of the US Military Mounted Services since its inception. Unique artifacts you won't see anywhere else. 
  • This museum is quite small. It's mainly about horses in the military. Lots of authentic artefacts but often with no explanations at all. Also nice: next door is "Trail Dust Town" which is a small fake...  more »
  • This neat little history museum in Trail Dust Town features genuine Civil War era uniforms and weaponry, and a fairly comprehensive look at the history of the American horse soldier. This ifeatures we...  more »
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  • Beautifully displayed artifacts of another time. A must for people of all ages. Few people are aware that Arizona was, in part, involved in the Civil War.
  • This museum is a must-see at an amazing price ($3 per adult and $2 per child over 6, free for kids 5 & under). If you are at all interested in horses and/or saddlery, this place displays an unbelievable number of historical saddles. We came to check this museum out as my boyfriend loves everything historical and my kids and I enjoy history museums. We were the only people there so the director, Rae Whitley, walked us through the entire museum and told us historical facts and stories about all of the artifacts. There weren't many labeled pieces, so we REALLY enjoyed Rae's accompanying information. He even pulled out Civil War uniform jackets for the kids to put on, let them hold the different sabers and a rifle replica, and try on the saver training fencing helmet. Had we walked through this on our own, I'm not sure we would have found it as interesting because not every exhibit had more than a name label -- however, Rae's history lessons tied up in to stories made this the best museum experience we've had! (And we've been to a lot of museums!) In addition to the historical facts, he incorporated my 7 and 10 year old kiddos into his stories by making them part of a brigade and gearing questions towards them. Rae truly brings the exhibits to life. Our favorite part of the museum was the Mules from Mars exhibit. We learned a lot, and would highly recommend this museum to people of all ages. Make sure you get the walk through from Rae if he's not busy!
  • I had the distinct pleasure of visiting the Museum of the Horse Soldier while in Tucson for a combined family vacation and Indian Wars restoration instruction. On the advice of my friend, my family went to see the Museum of the Horse Soldier; and we were blown away by both the collection and the very knowledgeable and friendly curator. Well worth the trip for any US military history buff, and easily one of my favorite museums ever visited. Even my wife and one year old son enjoyed it--and that's a testament if I ever read one. You will see things here that you won't find anywhere else but maybe in the stores of the Smithsonian.
  • This facility is spectacular and the interior architecture is stunning. Thank you again for letting Google and myself capture your amazing facility in a panoramic virtual tour and then display it for the world to see... You are about to get super busy John Saunders PS: The Google Virtual Tour is simple and limited for a reason.
  • Shows different kinds of saddles and weapons used by horse soldiers.