Fort Whipple Arizona

Fort Whipple has not only been a vital part of Prescott’s history, but of the history of the United States as well. The fort was so prominent in the west at the time that is was considered the capital of the Arizona Territory. The fort was established in 1864, but has had many different lives since then. It started out as a tactical base for the United States Cavalry during the Indian Wars of 1864-1882. The fort was named after Lt. Amiel Whipple who was the first to discover and establish access to gold fields nearby. This new gold created conflict in the area and Fort Whipple was used to protect miners and settlers from raids. It was even the headquarters of the rough riders during the Spanish American war. These rough riders were the first voluntary cavalry created by Teddy Roosevelt to support the war.

Fort Whipple has seen many traumas of war and in World War I was used as a hospital for disabled veterans. Nowadays, the property has been greatly reduced in size and is used as a museum. The property went from 1,700 acres to 150 acres. Though reduced in sized, Fort Whipple hasn’t lost any of it’s history. This is done through the wonderful exhibits at the Fort Whipple Museum. These include those featuring medical instruments of the time, Army weaponry, information on the Buffalo Soldiers, maps, photographs, memoirs, and more. The museum is associated with the Sharlot Hall Museum and the Bob Stump Veterans Affairs Medical Center. The museum stands out in its authentic color scheme of crème and green and is full of friendly and knowledgeable volunteers to give tours and answer questions. Don’t miss out on the chance to get a real glimpse into the history of Prescott and the wild west!


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After dinner the Blazin’ M Cowboys entertain ya’ with their award-winning musical talents mixed with cowboy poetry and humor with a 1 hour show from 7:30pm - 8:30pm!


Guided Horseback Tour only 30 mins from Sedona

Go horseback riding in Arizona during this small-group tour in Cottonwood, approximately 30 minutes from Sedona. Meet your guide and set out on a tour through the Alcantara Vineyards. Cross the water where the Verde River and Oak Creek meet, and get up close to see ancient Apache ruins.

Go horseback riding in Arizona during this small-group tour in Cottonwood, approximately 30 minutes from Sedona. Meet your guide and set out on a tour through the Alcantara Vineyards. Cross the water where the Verde River and Oak Creek meet, and get up close to see ancient Apache ruins. Admire panoramic mountain views during this scenic excursion. No prior experience is necessary.

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    Our small size makes our company very flexible to accommodate your needs and requests. We can customize any tour to make it more fun and interesting to you. We love the history of Arizona and enjoy pointing out points of interest and bits of trivia. We also enjoy learning from our guests a
    Our small size makes our company very flexible to accommodate your needs and requests. We can customize any tour to make it more fun and interesting to you. We love the history of Arizona and enjoy pointing out points of interest and bits of trivia. We also enjoy learning from our guests as many are very knowledgeable themselves. Our large book collection on Arizona History helps us to stay informed on well-researched details of the past.

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