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Fort Douglas Military Museum

32 Potter St, Salt Lake City, UT 84113-5046
+1 801-581-1251
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Fun, with a small-town feel

If you've been to some of the other museums in Salt Lake City like the Pioneer Memorial Museum... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Casualhiker22
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Rockland County, New York
Picturesque Location and a Haunted History

The Fort Douglas Military Museum is located on picturesque Officer's Circle within historic (but... read more

Reviewed 12 September 2017
hedlamp
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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32 Potter St, Salt Lake City, UT 84113-5046
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you've been to some of the other museums in Salt Lake City like the Pioneer Memorial Museum, then this military museum will seem rather small: you'll be able to get round it in less than 90 minutes. But actually that wasn't such a bad...More

1  Thank Casualhiker22
Reviewed 12 September 2017

The Fort Douglas Military Museum is located on picturesque Officer's Circle within historic (but still functional) Fort Douglas, which is itself located on the University of Utah campus. The museum is fairly small, and its collection is focused largely on military uniforms, and secondly on...More

2  Thank hedlamp
Reviewed 23 August 2017

I think this is a great museum that showcases Utah's involvement in the military. This specializes in the history of Ft Douglas. This museum is free of charges but does accept donations to keep it going. We enjoyed the educational information inside and outside in...More

2  Thank dgbg100106
Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

I had a few hours to kill and this museum was close by. Wow! If you are into military history, it is well worth it. The location at old Fort Douglas is easy to find and fairly well marked. Parking was right outside the front...More

3  Thank Allfunallthetime
Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

We got to the museum as a field trip was there. Lots and lots of kids. However that did not take away from our visit. The place has plans to expand in the future. A nice museum at a great price.

3  Thank JMPJER
Reviewed 19 April 2017

The Fort Douglas Museum is GREAT museum to visit while you are in Salt Lake City, Utah. It is very close to downtown and it is only a 10 minute tram ride away, also lots of parking if you have vehicle. The special events that...More

3  Thank Bruce S
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

The museum was housed in a renovated building and was nicely layout over several rooms. The displays are well maintained and clearly labeled. There is also an outdoor area where some field guns, helicopters and vehicles/tanks are on display. However, we struggled to occupy ourselves...More

3  Thank captk2071
Reviewed 20 November 2016

The relationship of the early Mormon settlers and the Federal Government was difficult and the military had a significant role. This museum covers this and also covers subsequent military roles that Utah citizen soldiers themselves played in U.S. history. There are some interesting artifacts from...More

2  Thank interceptpubs
Reviewed 13 September 2016

I took my 10 year old grandson to the museum one afternoon last month before school started. We both really enjoyed the museum. It is very well organized and easy to follow the history of the fort and the military experience in the West. It...More

2  Thank Thomas B
Reviewed 27 July 2016

Don't go out of you way unless your a history buff or the kids want to see some old military vehicles.

3  Thank David A
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cyd2020
28 July 2016|
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Response from David A | Reviewed this property |
You can also stay right next to Fort Douglas at the University Guest House. I have stayed there once and it's a great small hotel.
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robert c
27 May 2015|
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Response from mmkhoffman | Property representative |
The exact date is to be determined but we are planning for everything to be complete by June 20, 2015 (Fort Douglas Day). We are open during the renovations, giving a peak into how a museum comes together.
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