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Address: 2900 N Craycroft Rd, 2900 N. Craycroft Rd., 85719, Tucson, Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85719
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+1 520-885-3832
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Thu - Sat 10:00 - 16:00
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This museum has exhibits on the Apache Wars and explores life at the fort.

This museum has exhibits on the Apache Wars and explores life at the fort.

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History comes alive

Free historic museum, well done. Free admission, but donations accepted. After you visit, you will want to donate. Hands on, for children. Surprisingly, they encourage you to... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 February 2017
BetteWV
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Charleston, West Virginia
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Tucson, Arizona
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158 reviews
97 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Small but professionally managed by the Arizona Historical Society. It explains life on this late 1800's fort, now in a large park. Many of the ruins still exist. The knowledgeable docents encourage visitors to handle certain items, such as guns. Admission is free, donations are accepted. Open Thursday through Saturday from 10 to 4. Kid friendly.

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Thank AZ1912
Killeen, TX
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103 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our Museum guide was George, a very personable, friendly and knowledgeable gentleman. George was virtually a "walking encyclopedia" full of wonderful and fascinating information about the history of the Fort and those who served there. This was a completely new experience for us, as George went into great depth about the soldiers, their lifestyle, hardships. I, myself, have been a... More 

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Thank TexieKilleen-TX
Charleston, West Virginia
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142 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Free historic museum, well done. Free admission, but donations accepted. After you visit, you will want to donate. Hands on, for children. Surprisingly, they encourage you to touch things not behind glass. Offer candle making and other activities. Outside area too and adjacent to a park. Packed a lunch, or not, as located in neighborhood so food nearby.

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Thank BetteWV
Indio, California
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448 reviews
157 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

This place looks like nothing until you start looking around and then go into the museum building. Lots of history comes to life. It is being restored all the time. Located in a very large public park. Be sure to talk to the docent about what is going on.

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Thank Jim K
Tucson
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32 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

This was a US CAVALRY post during the Indian Wars. The museum is tiny but educational. It adjoins Ft Lowell park.

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Thank RealtorPam
Hillsboro, Oregon
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71 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

You can find part of the Old West History in the middle of Tucson, Arizona at Fort Lowell Museum & Park. The remnants of the large 1860s fort which provided supplies and manpower to outlying areas during the Apache Wars still exist at this site in the way of weathered adobe structures. On our visit, the museum was closed but... More 

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Thank Swabado
AZHistoricalSociety, Manager at Fort Lowell Museum, responded to this review

Hello! Thank you for leaving a review of the Fort Lowell Museum. We're sorry to hear you came on a day that the museum was closed! It is open Thursday-Sunday from 10-4. Inside you'll find relevant and interesting exhibits relating to the Fort and surrounding area. Definitely check it out some time! - Arizona Historical Society staff More 

Tucson, Arizona
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114 reviews
55 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

We always take visitors to the grounds and the Museum. The Museum has a lot of the old history and very interesting facts . . especially ask them why it was located this far from town.

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Thank rhk42
San Marcos, California
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512 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 239 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

A piece of history and worth stopping in if you are in the area. They were not doing the candle dipping when we were there, but there is the ruins of the old post hospital and the museum worth seeing. Museum is only open Thursday through Saturday.

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Thank csarchibald
AZHistoricalSociety, Front Office Manager at Fort Lowell Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting the Fort Lowell Museum and leaving a response! The Candle Dipping activities are only available the 2nd Saturday of the month from October-May. From May-October, there is a new soap making activity on the 2nd Saturday of the month. Try to stop in then and try a new activity! It is the same price as the... More 

Los Angeles, California
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65 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2016

With the ruins outside you can look at them and go, but be sure to go into the museum structure. Not a pretty building but the treasures inside make the trip worth it. The volunteer docent was friendly and helpful in expanding the information.

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Thank PGT4UPGT4U
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147 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

The Museum is free, although it's well worth making a donation. The 2nd Saturday of each month in the winter, you can dip 2 candles for $4.00. You are given a starter. It was great fun to watch your candle grow with each dip. The Museum personnel are very friendly.

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Thank Tucson_AZAdventurer

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