The Fort Lowell Museum was closed by the Arizona Historical Society during the pandemic, but has seen a bit of life thanks to the efforts of the Presidio San Agustin del Tucson and a grant from the City of Tucson Parks and Rec and the State Parks Heritage Fund. Rehabilitation is to start in the year 2023.
The Fort Lowell Museum is located in the reconstructed Commanding Officer’s quarters of Old Fort Lowell, originally established in 1873. The museum features exhibits about military life on the Arizona frontier with particular emphasis on the Apache Wars. Strolling the grounds you will see ruins of the hospital and an Hohokam archeological dig. Consult Southern Arizona Guide’s events page or the Arizona Historical Society’s website to find when event such as Soap Making and Candle Making will take place.
Arizona Historical Society – Ft. Lowell
2900 N. Craycroft Road; Tucson
Public Park and Museum.
To learn about more worthwhile museums in Tucson, whether art or other, see our list of the Best Museums here.
For more information on the Apaches and the history surrounding the Apache Wars, see our page on the Local History of the Apaches.