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Address: 2900 N Craycroft Rd, 2900 N. Craycroft Rd., 85719, Tucson, Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85712-5233
Phone Number: +1 520-885-3832
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This museum has exhibits on the Apache Wars and explores life at the fort.

This museum has exhibits on the Apache Wars and explores life at the fort.

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Fort Lowell - Part of the Old West History in the Middle of Tucson, Arizona

You can find part of the Old West History in the middle of Tucson, Arizona at Fort Lowell Museum & Park. The remnants of the large 1860s fort which provided supplies and manpower... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 October 2016
Swabado
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Hillsboro, Oregon
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Tucson
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32 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

This was a US CAVALRY post during the Indian Wars. The museum is tiny but educational. It adjoins Ft Lowell park.

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Hillsboro, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

You can find part of the Old West History in the middle of Tucson, Arizona at Fort Lowell Museum & Park. The remnants of the large 1860s fort which provided supplies and manpower to outlying areas during the Apache Wars still exist at this site in the way of weathered adobe structures. On our visit, the museum was closed but... More 

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AZHistoricalSociety, Manager at Fort Lowell Museum, responded to this review

Hello! Thank you for leaving a review of the Fort Lowell Museum. We're sorry to hear you came on a day that the museum was closed! It is open Thursday-Sunday from 10-4. Inside you'll find relevant and interesting exhibits relating to the Fort and surrounding area. Definitely check it out some time! - Arizona Historical Society staff More 

Tucson, Arizona
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55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

We always take visitors to the grounds and the Museum. The Museum has a lot of the old history and very interesting facts . . especially ask them why it was located this far from town.

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San Marcos, California
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450 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 208 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

A piece of history and worth stopping in if you are in the area. They were not doing the candle dipping when we were there, but there is the ruins of the old post hospital and the museum worth seeing. Museum is only open Thursday through Saturday.

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AZHistoricalSociety, Front Office Manager at Fort Lowell Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting the Fort Lowell Museum and leaving a response! The Candle Dipping activities are only available the 2nd Saturday of the month from October-May. From May-October, there is a new soap making activity on the 2nd Saturday of the month. Try to stop in then and try a new activity! It is the same price as the... More 

Los Angeles, California
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65 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2016

With the ruins outside you can look at them and go, but be sure to go into the museum structure. Not a pretty building but the treasures inside make the trip worth it. The volunteer docent was friendly and helpful in expanding the information.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

The Museum is free, although it's well worth making a donation. The 2nd Saturday of each month in the winter, you can dip 2 candles for $4.00. You are given a starter. It was great fun to watch your candle grow with each dip. The Museum personnel are very friendly.

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Silverdale, Washington
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493 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2016

The museum is not too big, but has many interesting artifacts. The volunteer docent was happy to share the history of the fort and what became of many of the building after the fort closed. Ruins of the old hospital are also on site. Not terribly exciting, but worth a stop if you like military history.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016 via mobile

Nice little find. Wonderful displays very friendly staff. Worth the stop. Museum is free. Donations welcome. You can walk the grounds where some of the fort still exists in ruins. Continues across the street where the old officers quarters were.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2016

I hostessed a few people to go on the 35th anniversary when they have a regimental band dressed in authentic dress and soldiers on horseback. The museum was a bit too crowded to see with all the people and I will go back on a less crowded day (they are only open Fridays and Saturdays). This is a good place... More 

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AZHistoricalSociety, Manager at Fort Lowell Museum, responded to this review

Hello! Thank you for taking the time to write a review about the museum. We hope you enjoyed the Fort Lowell Day Celebration! We had a wonderful turnout, which unfortunately meant it was a bit crowded in the museum. We hope you'll visit again! Please feel free to come back any time that we're open, Thursday-Saturday 10:00am-4:00pm. The museum has... More 

Decorah, Iowa
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70 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2015

If there is some kind of festival going on there, drop in. Otherwise, the little museum needs update (apparently part of a bond issue coming up). Its pretty minimal.

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