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Museum of the Horse Soldier

6541 E Tanque Verde Rd, Tucson, AZ 85715-3813
+1 520-722-2706
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History buff

If you like history, this little museum is for you. The owner was a history teacher, has collected... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Sheryl C
United States
Fascinating look at little known history

We stumbled upon this museum by accident, but really enjoyed our visit. We didn't know much about... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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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.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good25%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 11:00 - 19:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
6541 E Tanque Verde Rd, Tucson, AZ 85715-3813
+1 520-722-2706
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Reviewed 2 days ago

If you like history, this little museum is for you. The owner was a history teacher, has collected all the artifacts his self.He is so knowledgeable. Small building and very interesting. A must see.

Thank Sheryl C
Reviewed 5 days ago

We stumbled upon this museum by accident, but really enjoyed our visit. We didn't know much about the horse calvary or the part that horses have played in the past and current history of the US military, but learned a lot about that during our...More

Thank abqsage
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This visit was enhanced by the very knowledgeable Director, Rae Whitley. His interaction with us along with his in-depth narrative gave us an afternoon of surprises, history and a new respect for the horse and mule. Will bring my grandson!

2  Thank bondus
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My young family visited this history museum tucked into a corner of a western town (which has a steakhouse & gunfight show). We have visited history museums all over the country, so we had high expectations. We were not to be disappointed! This museum houses...More

Thank melhistorybuff
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We're new to the west- recently transplanted from northern Illinois and can not get enough of the history and beauty of this state. The owner and his assistant Erin were so pleasant and so very well versed in the subject of the horse soldier. We...More

Thank dennisrL2554FV
Reviewed 14 August 2017

This small museum was a very pleasant surprise. It had so much more then I was expecting. They have uniforms and items dating back to the civil war through WWII. And almost all of their items are real and not reproductions or restored. I was...More

Thank Brian S
Reviewed 28 July 2017

After reading the somewhat mixed reviews on TripAdvisor, we just had to check this place out. What a good idea! We arrived before the posted opening time of 11am because we had some time to kill, and the owners pulled up at 10:30, noticed us...More

1  Thank Patti N
Reviewed 20 July 2017

We stopped here while waiting to get into a local restaurant, and didn't know what to expect. This museum is amazing! The docents are very informative and could have chatted forever-truly. We will go back because we literally ran out of time. You can go...More

1  Thank loveskitties
Reviewed 14 July 2017

There is a lot of history to explore regarding horses. We had the museum to ourselves so we were able to take our time. Most exhibits are self explanatory but a couple informational signs would help.More

1  Thank Ryan B
Rae W, Manager at Museum of the Horse Soldier, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2017

I understand your sentiment, fortunately the woman who was your tour guide that day was able to answer any questions. I wish you had mentioned in your review that for no extra charge, the museum has tour guides available. You yourself had one. This is...More

Reviewed 25 June 2017

This gem of a small museum does not seem that well known, and that is a genuine shame. If you are interested in military history, the history of the domesticated horse or like Americana, this is a worthwhile find. Clearly created out of a love...More

Thank 756Annie756
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Deb H
20 August 2017|
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Response from Rae W | Property representative |
Greetings, I will attempt to answer the question proposed by Ben, regarding the statues. I am not sure how I was perceived as being pessimistic, so hopefully this response will clear that up. The statues are the property... More
1 February 2015|
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Response from Rae W | Property representative |
Thank you for your interest. We do not have any art by Remington or Russell. The few bronze works we have were done by Dan Bates. We are a history museum and most of our collection is made of 3 dimensional items reflecting... More