THE FORT HUACHUCA MUSEUM HAS LOTS TO OFFER
By Buddy Blouin
The preservation of our history is important for many reasons, including remembering those who helped make this nation what it is today as well as learning from our past mistakes. No other museum embodies the responsibility of preserving the past quite like the Fort Huachuca Museum located within Fort Huachuca, an Army base in Arizona. The Ft. Huachuca Museum is dedicated to collecting, preserving, and exhibiting artifacts that illustrate the history of the Fort and military operations throughout the Southwest. Since 1960, it's been home to thousands of important objects and documents, which are on display to showcase the Fort’s 135+ year history through a series of exhibits.
Admission is free, and it’s a great way to spend the day for visitors of all ages.
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Buffalo Soldier Museum Fort HuachucaThere is no history of Fort Huachuca without recognizing the role played by the Buffalo Soldiers. Over the years, many different groups have come and gone, including the Horse Soldiers, Foot Soldiers, WWII Infantrymen, and engineers who served during the Korean War. Everyone is well represented, but there is a special highlight for the Buffalo Soldiers who also called Fort Huachuca home at one point. The Buffalo Soldiers at the Fort Huachuca Museum provide a unique look at a complex time in our nation’s history. It’s an unfortunate juxtaposition considering the Buffalo Soldiers were fighting to gain freedoms they should already have had, while the Native Americans were defending their homes. All around you, you’ll find hints and traces of the Natives that came before us, including the nearby cemetery, which is the final resting place of some. The story of the Buffalo Soldiers at Fort Huachuca and the Native Americans who were defending their lands can be found at the museum.
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Ft. Huachuca Museum HoursVisitors of the museum can enjoy the various exhibits available from Tuesday through Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. A background check will be conducted on visitors, contractors, and vendors 18 years and older entering Fort Huachuca who do not have a DoD ID card. If you present a CAC card, a Military ID, Military Dependent ID, a Gold Star ID, or any other valid military credential, you will not be affected. Before visiting, international visitors must arrange for an escort with a Department of Army identification card holder. Contact
1 (520) 458-3315or
firstname.lastname@example.org least three weeks before your visit to arrange your escort.
Don't Forget To Stop at the Fort Huachuca Museum Gift ShopThe Fort Huachuca Museum is set within the beautiful mountain range of the same name deep in Arizona’s southern region. You’ll find the museum at 41401 Grierson Ave., Fort Huachuca, AZ 85613. It’s a great place to learn about the history of our nation, those who served it, and those who came before us. The gift shop is filled with memorabilia that is available for guests to mark the occasion and remember the day long after you’ve left.
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