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Fort Whipple Museum

State Highway 89, Prescott, AZ
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Nice Little Gem FULL of History!

We recently visited this museum after having toured the Sharlot Museum in downtown Prescott. The... read more

Reviewed 11 August 2017
Cactus Q
Phoenix, Arizona
Nice museum to learn about Prescott history.

The museum is very small but interesting. It includes both military and medical history for this... read more

Reviewed 22 January 2017
Christine S
Prescott, Arizona
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The headquarters for the Military Department of Arizona in 1870.
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“va hospital” (8 reviews)
“military base” (2 reviews)
“rich history” (2 reviews)
State Highway 89, Prescott, AZ
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Reviewed 11 August 2017

We recently visited this museum after having toured the Sharlot Museum in downtown Prescott. The web site boasted lots of rich history; we were not disappointed! Apart from being a little difficult to find and parking scarce, this small museum is worth the visit. It...More

1  Thank Cactus Q
Reviewed 22 January 2017

The museum is very small but interesting. It includes both military and medical history for this area of Prescott. The staff was super friendly and knowledgeable.

1  Thank Christine S
Reviewed 6 November 2016

This place is interesting, and has a long history. At one time this Fort had 1/5 TH of our Nations Army stationed here back in the 1860's. Then after being used as a Military base it turned into a hospital treating patients for TB and...More

2  Thank TheDillmans
Reviewed 1 October 2016

Museum is run by Sharlot Hall Museum volunteers. The 6,000 sq foot house has photos and artifacts from the Army post days, then the days when Fort Whipple was a TB hospital and then its transition into a VA hospital today. Besides the museum on...More

1  Thank Victoria C
Reviewed 6 August 2016

If you want to get a lesson in the History for the Prescott area this would be an excellent place to start. It is full of rich History that will help you learn about the times that have long past.

Thank Milinda N
Reviewed 15 June 2016

Who would have known that NYC's Mayor LaGuardia spent his informative years at Ft. Whipple, now a VA Medical Center. The history is amazing and in such a small museum. Our guide, Ray, gave a great VERY comprehensive tour and made sure we didn't miss...More

1  Thank br0za1205
Reviewed 15 June 2016

This was a pleasant small museum to visit. There is a lot of history to learn of the Fort which tells one what was involved in the days from the "old" west to the times of WWII and present. The curator was extremely knowledgeable and...More

Thank Mary M
Reviewed 30 August 2015

We toured the Fort Whipple Museum in Prescott, AZ. We had a wonderful docent by the name of Barbara who was very knowledgable regarding the early history. The house is really lovely as well.

1  Thank BJM46
Reviewed 13 August 2015

Fort Whipple is now home to the VA hospital that serves all of Northern Arizona, over 150,000 veterans. You can drive through or park and walk the campus. The site is lovely and includes officer housing, greenhouses and solar installations to help defray the cost...More

2  Thank Lizzy4966
Reviewed 31 July 2015

I teach AZ history in High School and I see Ft Whipple as one of the best preserved sites in the state. It's the kind of museum that tells a brilliant story with a small collection and period architecture. Kudos to the knowledgeable staff and...More

3  Thank Mike K
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