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Museum of the Horse Soldier

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Address: 6541 E Tanque Verde Rd, Tucson, AZ 85715-3813
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+1 520-722-2706
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11:00 - 19:00
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Wed - Sun 11:00 - 19:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Incorporated in 2013, Museum of the Horse Soldier is one of a few museums...

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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Of all the many museums I have been to in my 83 years, this museum visit was the most interesting and educational.

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Green Valley, Arizona
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Green Valley, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 collection of uniforms, weapons, insignia and tools used to care for the animals was greatly... More 

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Tucson
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 history teacher. Go! Twice!

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Tucson
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 of the Horse Soldiers. I happened to be with two other friends, both of whom... More 

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Auburn, Washington
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 seeing the display of the riderless horse and learning who the last president this honor... More 

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Peterborough, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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 that I didn't hear in Gettyburg, Washington DC, or many other historical tours. The display... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

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

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Liberty Lake, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

A small museum on East end. Nice displays and a great tour. Sgt. Reckless is a true heroine. Our use of miles also very interesting!! A must see in my opinion. Schedule an hour and a halfinimum.

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El Paso, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2017

This museum is a must. The staff was very friendly and welcoming. The exhibits were awesome. My husband, being a soldier, loved this museum. The young lady was so knowledgeable and a joy to speak with. She was very open to listening to my husbands stories too. Great museum--we highly recommend this place.

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Fennville, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017

The Museum of the Horse Soldier was a wonderful discovery on our most recent trip to Tucson; a small facility, but with an impressive collection of historical artifacts related to the role of horses - and mules - in the US armed forces from the Civil War through the Korean War. We were especially fortunate to be guided by the... More 

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