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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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A Little Gem!

Small in size, this little museum is well worth a visit. The displays are arranged chronologically... read more

Reviewed 10 February 2018
Moondog24
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Hiawatha, Iowa
Real Interesting Museum

This was an extremely interesting look at the history of the use of horses by the USA military from... read more

Reviewed 1 February 2018
BKay
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Edmonton AB
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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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“civil war” (19 reviews)
“trail dust town” (19 reviews)
“personal tour” (11 reviews)
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6541 E Tanque Verde Rd, Tucson, AZ 85715-3813
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+1 520-722-2706
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Reviewed 10 February 2018

Small in size, this little museum is well worth a visit. The displays are arranged chronologically and are very interesting. Artifacts are clearly marked and the descriptions are concise and informative. Contains many useful facts that are usually overlooked in the history books. Take your...More

1  Thank Moondog24
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Reviewed 1 February 2018

This was an extremely interesting look at the history of the use of horses by the USA military from the Civil War up to (and past) The Korean War. I just wish there would have been more emphasis on the US Cavalry Soldiers, especially in...More

1  Thank BKay
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Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

If you have any interest in history, horses or the military you will not want to miss this very interesting museum. They have an outstanding collection of authentic military uniforms, firearms, photos, relics, saddles, equipment, etc. related to the role of horses in our military...More

1  Thank Dave S
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Reviewed 2 January 2018

The collection is quite extensive and offers some interesting historical perspectives and stories. I especially enjoyed reading about Sgt. Reckless!

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Reviewed 29 December 2017

My friend and I visited the Museum of the Horse Soldier as part of my birthday excursion in mid-November. My online research re: things to do around Tucson brought us to this delightful location. We spent almost two hours looking at the exhibits and asking...More

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Reviewed 21 November 2017

This is the hidden gem in Tucson! We had Ray as our docent and his knowledge was incredible. He's a great story teller and our group LOVED our visit. The story about the Gettysburg flag is amazing and his research has made it even more...More

1  Thank rebeccahamstra
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Reviewed 17 November 2017 via mobile

Stopped in to visit on 15 Nov expecting a 30 minute walk thru. However spent the next 3 hrs with the owner/director (Rae) as he guided us through the museum on a personal tour that was simply fantastic. Horses, saddles, soldiers, uniforms and weapons...we saw...More

2  Thank gmoe10
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Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed our visit to this unique museum. Well-designed, informative displays and thousands of interesting artifacts - equipment, uniforms, weapons, flags and more - tell the story of the men and horses associated with US military mounted service. The best part of our visit was...More

1  Thank loujack48
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Reviewed 6 November 2017

From the parking lot, we were a little concerned because the Museum, at first glance, appeared to be part of a children's amusement park. However, once inside we were met by Rae who entertained and educated us for the next 2 hours. The $3 admission...More

1  Thank Keri C
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Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

Don’t miss this place if you have any interest in history or horses. I thought I knew quite a bit about the US Cavalry before I arrived. But actually, I went in a neophyte and came out, if not an expert, a lot more knowledgeable...More

1  Thank Jeffmcline
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Deb H
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Response from Rae W | Property representative |
Greetings, I will attempt to answer the question proposed by Ben, regarding the statues. I am not sure how I was perceived as being pessimistic, so hopefully this response will clear that up. The statues are the property... More
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1 February 2015|
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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
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