Lousy tacos but great management. Try it if you can. Not for an extended stay perhaps, but fun folks!
Helped some of my ham radio friends with a Heliography demo here as this was the starting point for a large signal mirror route around the Southwest many years ago. Lot of history in the old fort but not to easy to travel around as it is a working hospital now.
Fort Whipple captured our attention on our first visit back in 2007. We've been back numerous times bringing visitors along with us. A great look back at fort life during the frontier days.
I had scarcely heard of this place before I visited it, just having the impression that some kind of historical information could be found in the VA center. Lo and behold, what do I discover but a very good museum, with many exhibits, covering the late 19th, early 20th Centuries in this region; also, numerous historical buildings over 100 years... More
Fort Whipple is a terrific place to reflect on the historical 1800s in Prescott, Arizona. I go to the VA hospital at the same location, as I am a Vietnam veteran. Every time I visit the hospital or just take a drive around Fort Whipple I think about the soldiers and families who protected the settlers during the Indian wars.... More
nice, easy, interesting museum and building. spend as much time or as little as you wish. Drive past the other old officer's houses and envision this military base in its hey day as part of the old west. Army stuff, maps, photos, memoirs, medical instruments (there's a VA hospital @ Ft. Whipple still) and you get to see the interior... More
A converted 1905(?) officers quarters houses two floors of exhibits. First floor tells the story of Fort Whipple thru the late 1890's. Second floor continues the history or the fort and then as a Army hospital and then a VA hospital. Docent was very knowledgeable.
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