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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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Interesting place

The collection is quite extensive and offers some interesting historical perspectives and stories... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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My friend and I visited the Museum of the Horse Soldier as part of my birthday excursion in... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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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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6541 E Tanque Verde Rd, Tucson, AZ 85715-3813
+1 520-722-2706
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank GreenMtnTraveller
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank shirleyl2017
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
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
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
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
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
Reviewed 24 October 2017

Rae and Jill are excellent hosts, and Rae has created an awesome collection dedicated to the American Military Horse! To me, the building looks deceiving from the outside. Not unusually large, a little plain, but when you come inside it seems to grow in size....More

2  Thank Hist0ryNut
Reviewed 20 October 2017

The best way to experience this museum is on a tour with Rae Whitley, the museum's curator. He is an effective and organized presenter, and his knowledge of and enthusiasm for the artifacts and exhibits make the time fly by. I wasn't sure what to...More

2  Thank Ann B
Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

Loved this! There is so much history here. The curator gives tours and can really paint you a picture of how is was back then. Super friendly staff and a really cheap ticket makes this a great stop!

3  Thank Sherry F
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Deb H
20 August 2017|
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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
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