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Address: 2900 N. Craycroft Rd., 2900 N. Craycroft Rd., 85719, Tucson, Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85719
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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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History comes alive

Free historic museum, well done. Free admission, but donations accepted. After you visit, you will want to donate. Hands on, for children. Surprisingly, they encourage you to... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
BetteWV
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Charleston, West Virginia
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Charleston, West Virginia
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136 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Free historic museum, well done. Free admission, but donations accepted. After you visit, you will want to donate. Hands on, for children. Surprisingly, they encourage you to touch things not behind glass. Offer candle making and other activities. Outside area too and adjacent to a park. Packed a lunch, or not, as located in neighborhood so food nearby.

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Indio, California
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446 reviews
156 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

This place looks like nothing until you start looking around and then go into the museum building. Lots of history comes to life. It is being restored all the time. Located in a very large public park. Be sure to talk to the docent about what is going on.

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Thank Jim K
Tucson
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32 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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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Thank RealtorPam
Hillsboro, Oregon
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148 reviews
71 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 178 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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Thank Swabado
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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114 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 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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Thank rhk42
San Marcos, California
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955 reviews
498 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 227 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 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 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 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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142 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 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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Thank Tucson_AZAdventurer
Silverdale, Washington
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607 reviews
493 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 266 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 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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Thank AF_Hiker
Murrieta, California
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55 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 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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