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Museum of the Horse Soldier

6541 E Tanque Verde Rd, Tucson, AZ 85715-3813
+1 520-722-2706
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Great historical tour

interesting, informative and a great owner/ curator. The guys loved the gun history and the horse... read more

Reviewed 6 April 2017
Howell, Michigan
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Good Artifacts, Needs More Explanation

This is a small museum which had a boatload of artifacts about the cavalry in Arizona but which... read more

Reviewed 5 April 2017
Nancy F
Des Moines, Iowa
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Incorporated in 2013, Museum of the Horse Soldier is one of a few museums dedicated to preserving the history of the U.S. Military’s mounted services. Visitors to The Museum can explore the history of U.S. horse soldiers and their roles in times of peace and conflict during the 18th – 21st centuries. The Museum of the Horse Soldier offers a unique opportunity to discover and explore military history through informative and engaging exhibits, featuring many rare and one-of-a-kind artifacts.
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Hours Today: 11:00 - 19:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
6541 E Tanque Verde Rd, Tucson, AZ 85715-3813
+1 520-722-2706
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Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

interesting, informative and a great owner/ curator. The guys loved the gun history and the horse history was amazing.

1  Thank llgulick
Reviewed 5 April 2017

This is a small museum which had a boatload of artifacts about the cavalry in Arizona but which needs more explanation for many of these. For example, the story of Reckless the Horse was well documented and told but the line-up of different uniforms worn...More

2  Thank Nancy F
Rae W, Manager at Museum of the Horse Soldier, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2017

Thank you for your comment....although, I wish you had taken full advantage of your visit. The artifacts and items on display are not "about the cavalry in Arizona" and in fact the items are from horse soldiers representing the United States. Less than 10% of...More

Reviewed 2 April 2017

We spent a very pleasant couple hours touring the museum. I think the foundation of the museum was a private collection that has been beefed up and displayed. It is a fascinating display about the role of horses (and mules) in the American armed services.

Thank jerrylSacramento
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Our group of 4 friends had a fabulous tour of all the exhibits given by the museum's Director, Rae Whitley. He imparted to us his tremendous knowledge of horses and mules as to their use by military units in history all over the world. The...More

2  Thank RJL6706
Reviewed 24 March 2017

I don't know where else one would get an equivalent hour and a half history lesson for a few dollars. The collection of artifacts, bronzes, equipment, and 150 years of horse soldier uniforms evidences a collector's love. The tour director, Rae Whitley, was a superb...More

2  Thank Joe7526
Reviewed 12 March 2017

What a hidden gem! The young man who runs this museum (the curator) is a storehouse of knowledge! Wonderful artifacts of the Horse Soldier history. If you can get the curator to walk around with you'll, he'll tell you some marvelous stories of different eras...More

Thank CarolSTucson
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

As a history buff this sounded interesring and the fees are reasonable. The museum contains numerous artifacts to include uniforms and weapons. There were also saddles and informative information on the roles of horses and mules in the military.

1  Thank ThistleReads
Reviewed 28 February 2017

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed this small museum. The collection of artifacts was very impressive, the displays were simple but very nicely done, and the young lady who oversaw the museum on a Sunday was very informative and generous with her time. We enjoyed...More

2  Thank marpri
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

This TripAdvisor find was great. Whitley provided a knowledgeable summary of the American horse soldiers and their mounts. This was the only tour that provided a historical discussion of the role of the horse and donkey in the military. This was a point of discussion...More

2  Thank GranpyJim
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

Delightful and informative. A must for anyone with an interest in history. A vast amount of knowledge shared. Great find.

1  Thank Joyce S
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Response from Rae W | Property representative |
Thank you for your interest. We do not have any art by Remington or Russell. The few bronze works we have were done by Dan Bates. We are a history museum and most of our collection is made of 3 dimensional items reflecting... More