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Museum of the Horse Soldier

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Address: 6541 E Tanque Verde Rd, Tucson, AZ 85715-3813
Phone Number:
+1 520-722-2706
11:00 - 19:00
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Wed - Sun 11:00 - 19:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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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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... read more

Reviewed 1 March 2017
Tucson, Arizona
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Tucson, Arizona
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43 reviews
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Reviewed 1 March 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 seeing the display of the riderless horse and learning who the last president this honor... More 

2 Thank marpri
Peterborough, New Hampshire
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Reviewed 24 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 that I didn't hear in Gettyburg, Washington DC, or many other historical tours. The display... More 

2 Thank GranpyJim
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Reviewed 24 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
Liberty Lake, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
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.

2 Thank jacknval97
El Paso, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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.

3 Thank vickiepingo
Fennville, Michigan
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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 

2 Thank Phil C
Chandler, AZ
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Reviewed 18 February 2017

This museum is a project of love for history. The owner is well versed in the horse soldier history and has a great delivery of everything pertaining to the horse soldier. He is always researching and discovering a lot of information on the horse soldier.

2 Thank dalichandler
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017

I hadn't read anything about The Museum of the Horse Soldier and stumbled upon it on a trip to Tucson. Wow! For a relatively small and new museum, the Director has assembled a very impressive collection of 150 years of US Cavalry history! Great job, it's a must see for history fans!

2 Thank SchmoeJoe
Tucson, Arizona
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Reviewed 3 February 2017

Excellent museum. Tour given was very nformative and museum is well laid out. Staff is very knowledgeable. Excellent book selection available.

2 Thank Len S
Vail, Arizona
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Reviewed 7 December 2016

Great tribute to the Horse Soldier with genuine uniforms and weaponry of the US Military Mounted Services since its inception. Unique artifacts you won't see anywhere else.

3 Thank tshomenta

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