Located in Fort Lowell Park, this museum occupies the site of a cavalry outpost that was active between 1873 and 1891. The museum chronicles the history of life at the fort, with some of the ruins of the original fort preserved for viewing. Before it was a fort, this site was a Hohokam village; artifacts uncovered from archaeological digs are also on display. Another display focuses on medical facilities at the fort (renowned medical researcher Walter Reed, who discovered how yellow fever is transmitted, was the base surgeon here in 1876). Here you’ll learn that, despite Hollywood’s version of history, illness, not injury from Indian attacks, was the biggest medical problem during the wars with the Apaches.
Fort Lowell Museum
2900 N. Craycroft Rd., USA
Our Rating Hours Thurs–Sat 10am–4pm. Closed major holidays Transportation Bus: 34 Phone 520/885-3832 Prices Free admission, donations accepted Web site Fort Lowell Museum
Map2900 N. Craycroft Rd. USA Tucson
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