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“History comes alive in mid-town Tucson”
Review of Fort Lowell Museum

Fort Lowell Museum
Ranked #64 of 282 things to do in Tucson
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Owner description: This museum has exhibits on the Apache Wars and explores life at the fort.
Bisbee, Arizona
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19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“History comes alive in mid-town Tucson”
Reviewed 14 November 2012

The museum is only open a couple of days a week due to state budget cuts but it's with the visit. Fort Lowell was a major army post during the Apache campaigns of the 1870s and 1880s and the exhibits do a fine job of telling the story,. There are also regular events scheduled throughout the year.

Visited November 2012
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Tucson
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53 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Fort Lowel Museum”
Reviewed 13 January 2012

Too bad there isn't more information given about the soldiers and the folks who lived around the fort. My father-in-law and his siblings used to get down in the trenches to hold up the targets when the soldiers were practicing.

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Tucson, Arizona
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126 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Overlooked gem”
Reviewed 31 December 2011

Small but fascinating piece of old Tucson history. Two buildings and ruins on the grounds. Limited hours

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Tucson, Arizona
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27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Interesting Stop”
Reviewed 17 November 2011

This is one of those places that has a lot of potential. There's not a lot to see above ground here. A bit of one structure still stands and a few low walls. However, the museum with artifacts and photos of life at Fort Lowell in the 19th century is quite interesting. The people are also very helpful and friendly. Certainly worth a stop to get an idea of what life was like for soldiers on the frontier during the waning days of the Indian Wars.

Visited December 2010
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texas
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“A fascinating look back in history”
Reviewed 12 July 2010

This small but very well done museum is well worth the visit. Most of the fort is in ruins, but looking at the site next to a modern playground and bisected by a busy street makes you stop and envision what life must have been like in the 1870's. A wonderful display of photos tells you not only about some of the people who served there (including Walter Reed) but also gives you details on what happened to them after the fort closed which I found unique and interesting.You can still walk down Cottonwood Lane which flanked the officers row. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

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