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The Fort Tuthill Military History Museum is a small but comprehensive facility located on the grounds of Fort Tuthill County Park. This museum encompasses much of Arizona's military history from 1865 through today. Exhibits include uniforms, artifacts, maps, models, dioramas, photos, and narratives revealing the adventures of Arizona's citizen-soldiers covering nearly one and one-half centuries.
Many of the stories come as a surprise to locals and visitors alike. The focus is on the 158th Infantry, Arizona National Guard. This unit has served the territory, the state, and the country since the formation of the 1st Arizona Volunteers toward the end of America's Civil War. In 1929, because of General Alexander Tuthill's efforts, the fort became a state-of-the-art training facility. It was de-commissioned in 1948.
To visit the museum take Interstate-17 to Exit #337 (about 4 miles south of Flagstaff, AZ.) Fort Tuthill County Park is west of the highway. After entering the park, follow the museum signs. The museum building, located near the entrance of the Fort Tuthill County Park, is one of the original structures at Fort Tuthill.
MUSEUM ON THE MOVE!
The 10th season begins with a planned move to larger quarters on the NE corner of the Coconino County Fair Complex. To celebrate the move an outside exhibit will be held Saturday July 12th from 10:00AM - 3:00PM. The exhibit will include unique museum weapons and documents tracing the 149 year history of Arizona's 158h Infantry. The Museum will not keep normal hours until the renovation is complete, however, several special outside exhibits will be available during the summer of 2014.
Contact 928-226-0965 for more information, or visit the museum website for special events at www.fortuthill.org.