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This place is interesting, and has a long history. At one time this Fort had 1/5 TH of our Nations Army stationed here back in the 1860's. Then after being used as a Military base it turned into a hospital treating patients for TB and housed nearly 1100 beds. Then became the VA hospital in the 1920's. The signs are... 更多
Museum is run by Sharlot Hall Museum volunteers. The 6,000 sq foot house has photos and artifacts from the Army post days, then the days when Fort Whipple was a TB hospital and then its transition into a VA hospital today. Besides the museum on the grounds, there are a number of old buildings still being used for medical services... 更多
If you want to get a lesson in the History for the Prescott area this would be an excellent place to start. It is full of rich History that will help you learn about the times that have long past.
Who would have known that NYC's Mayor LaGuardia spent his informative years at Ft. Whipple, now a VA Medical Center. The history is amazing and in such a small museum. Our guide, Ray, gave a great VERY comprehensive tour and made sure we didn't miss a thing. Worth taking the time to visit this museum which gives you a great... 更多
This was a pleasant small museum to visit. There is a lot of history to learn of the Fort which tells one what was involved in the days from the "old" west to the times of WWII and present. The curator was extremely knowledgeable and helpful.
We toured the Fort Whipple Museum in Prescott, AZ. We had a wonderful docent by the name of Barbara who was very knowledgable regarding the early history. The house is really lovely as well.
Fort Whipple is now home to the VA hospital that serves all of Northern Arizona, over 150,000 veterans. You can drive through or park and walk the campus. The site is lovely and includes officer housing, greenhouses and solar installations to help defray the cost of the facility, and you can get a fair meal at the canteen.
I teach AZ history in High School and I see Ft Whipple as one of the best preserved sites in the state. It's the kind of museum that tells a brilliant story with a small collection and period architecture. Kudos to the knowledgeable staff and reenactors.
I would and have recommended a visit to this museum as we found it so interesting in taking a look back. We found out LaGuardia Airport is named after a man that grew up at Fort Whipple.
We have attended several of the monthly programs held outside the museum, they portray aspects of military life of 19th century. These are small, maybe three or so soldiers dressed in period uniforms, with their supplies of the time, and the people are knowledgeable and talkative, so you get a lot of feel for life back when.