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Nice Little Gem FULL of History!

We recently visited this museum after having toured the Sharlot Museum in downtown Prescott. The... read more

Reviewed August 11, 2017
Cactus Q
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Phoenix, Arizona
Interesting Museum for History of Arizona Army Post that Morphed into a VA Hospital

Museum is run by Sharlot Hall Museum volunteers. The 6,000 sq foot house has photos and artifacts... read more

Reviewed October 1, 2016
Victoria C
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Sedona, Arizona
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11 Aug 2017
“Nice Little Gem FULL of History!”
22 Jan 2017
“Nice museum to learn about Prescott history.”
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The headquarters for the Military Department of Arizona in 1870.
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State Highway 89, Prescott, AZ
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Reviewed August 11, 2017

We recently visited this museum after having toured the Sharlot Museum in downtown Prescott. The web site boasted lots of rich history; we were not disappointed! Apart from being a little difficult to find and parking scarce, this small museum is worth the visit. It...More

2  Thank Cactus Q
Reviewed January 22, 2017

The museum is very small but interesting. It includes both military and medical history for this area of Prescott. The staff was super friendly and knowledgeable.

1  Thank Christine S
Reviewed November 5, 2016

This place is interesting, and has a long history. At one time this Fort had 1/5 TH of our Nations Army stationed here back in the 1860's. Then after being used as a Military base it turned into a hospital treating patients for TB and...More

2  Thank TheDillmans
Reviewed October 1, 2016

Museum is run by Sharlot Hall Museum volunteers. The 6,000 sq foot house has photos and artifacts from the Army post days, then the days when Fort Whipple was a TB hospital and then its transition into a VA hospital today. Besides the museum on...More

1  Thank Victoria C
Reviewed August 5, 2016

If you want to get a lesson in the History for the Prescott area this would be an excellent place to start. It is full of rich History that will help you learn about the times that have long past.

Thank Milinda N
Reviewed June 15, 2016

Who would have known that NYC's Mayor LaGuardia spent his informative years at Ft. Whipple, now a VA Medical Center. The history is amazing and in such a small museum. Our guide, Ray, gave a great VERY comprehensive tour and made sure we didn't miss...More

1  Thank br0za1205
Reviewed June 14, 2016

This was a pleasant small museum to visit. There is a lot of history to learn of the Fort which tells one what was involved in the days from the "old" west to the times of WWII and present. The curator was extremely knowledgeable and...More

Thank Mary M
Reviewed August 29, 2015

We toured the Fort Whipple Museum in Prescott, AZ. We had a wonderful docent by the name of Barbara who was very knowledgable regarding the early history. The house is really lovely as well.

1  Thank BJM46
Reviewed August 12, 2015

Fort Whipple is now home to the VA hospital that serves all of Northern Arizona, over 150,000 veterans. You can drive through or park and walk the campus. The site is lovely and includes officer housing, greenhouses and solar installations to help defray the cost...More

2  Thank Lizzy4966
Reviewed July 31, 2015

I teach AZ history in High School and I see Ft Whipple as one of the best preserved sites in the state. It's the kind of museum that tells a brilliant story with a small collection and period architecture. Kudos to the knowledgeable staff and...More

3  Thank Mike K
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