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Museum of the Horse Soldier

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Address: 6541 E Tanque Verde Rd, Tucson, AZ 85715-3813
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+1 520-722-2706
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Wed - Sun 11:00 - 19:00
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Incorporated in 2013, Museum of the Horse Soldier is one of a few museums...

Incorporated in 2013, Museum of the Horse Soldier is one of a few museums dedicated to preserving the history of the U.S. Military’s mounted services. Visitors to The Museum can explore the history of U.S. horse soldiers and their roles in times of peace and conflict during the 18th – 21st centuries. The Museum of the Horse Soldier offers a unique opportunity to discover and explore military history through informative and engaging exhibits, featuring many rare and one-of-a-kind artifacts.

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A Surprise and a Delight

The Museum of the Horse Soldier was a wonderful discovery on our most recent trip to Tucson; a small facility, but with an impressive collection of historical artifacts related to... read more

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Fennville, Michigan
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Fennville, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Museum of the Horse Soldier was a wonderful discovery on our most recent trip to Tucson; a small facility, but with an impressive collection of historical artifacts related to the role of horses - and mules - in the US armed forces from the Civil War through the Korean War. We were especially fortunate to be guided by the... More 

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Chandler, AZ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This museum is a project of love for history. The owner is well versed in the horse soldier history and has a great delivery of everything pertaining to the horse soldier. He is always researching and discovering a lot of information on the horse soldier.

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1 Thank dalichandler
USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I hadn't read anything about The Museum of the Horse Soldier and stumbled upon it on a trip to Tucson. Wow! For a relatively small and new museum, the Director has assembled a very impressive collection of 150 years of US Cavalry history! Great job, it's a must see for history fans!

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent museum. Tour given was very nformative and museum is well laid out. Staff is very knowledgeable. Excellent book selection available.

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1 Thank Len S
Vail, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

Great tribute to the Horse Soldier with genuine uniforms and weaponry of the US Military Mounted Services since its inception. Unique artifacts you won't see anywhere else.

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Frankfurt, Germany
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

This museum is quite small. It's mainly about horses in the military. Lots of authentic artefacts but often with no explanations at all. Also nice: next door is "Trail Dust Town" which is a small fake western town which seems to be used for parties and private events. Free of charge.

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Rae W, Manager at Museum of the Horse Soldier, responded to this review

Actually, the museum is only about horses in the military. The explanations come from the labels, text panels, and guided tours (which really make a visit to the museum unique). I hope on your next visit you choose for one of those options regarding explanation. Trail Dust Town also has rides, a stunt show, other attractions, shops, and 2 restaurants...including... More 

Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

This neat little history museum in Trail Dust Town features genuine Civil War era uniforms and weaponry, and a fairly comprehensive look at the history of the American horse soldier. This ifeatures well-executed displays, is quiet, inexpensive, and well worth the time. Not great for little kids who won't understand the history, though. Perfect if there's a long wait at... More 

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Redditch, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

As I am particularly interested in the history of the 'Wild West' I found this small museum extremely well done. The venue is simply packed with exhibits and tells the developing story of mounted cavalry in America from its inception up to its eventual decline. there are uniforms, weapons, documents, carriages and much more. For a small area it is... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

This museum has a wonderful collection of tack, uniforms, guns, caissons and everything else you can imagine from the days when the US Military relied on horses and mules. There are great photos of horses in use right up to the Korean War. There is also a room full of artifacts excavated from the numerous former Military Forts around Arizona... More 

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Norwood, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Short drive from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. Excellent museum visited with wife and son today. All three of us were happy we visited. A lot of interesting history information. I found the information comparing military pay throughout our history very interesting.

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