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Address: State Highway 89, Prescott, AZ
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The headquarters for the Military Department of Arizona in 1870.

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Interesting Museum for History of Arizona Army Post that Morphed into a VA Hospital

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 October 2016
Victoria C
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Sedona, Arizona
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Prescott, Arizona
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

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Thank Christine S
Glendale, Arizona
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 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 housed nearly 1100 beds. Then became the VA hospital in the 1920's. The signs are... More 

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Sedona, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 the grounds, there are a number of old buildings still being used for medical services... More 

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Thank Victoria C
Prescott, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 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.

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Thank Milinda N
Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 a thing. Worth taking the time to visit this museum which gives you a great... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 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 helpful.

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Thank Mary M
Peoria, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 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.

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Prescott, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 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 of the facility, and you can get a fair meal at the canteen.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2015 via mobile

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 reenactors.

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Peoria Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2015

I would and have recommended a visit to this museum as we found it so interesting in taking a look back. We found out LaGuardia Airport is named after a man that grew up at Fort Whipple.

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