The Fort Huachuca Museum serves the Fort by collecting, preserving and exhibiting artifacts representing its own history and the larger history of the military in the Southwest. Opened in 1960, the Museum houses several thousand objects and documents, many on display in attractive exhibits telling the Fort’s one hundred and thirty-five year story. The Museum is located in two buildings on the Fort’s historic Old Post, and is open to the public without charge.
Fort Huachuca's key role in national defense began in 1877 when the 6th Cavalry set up an outpost to secure the San Pedro and Santa Cruz Valleys from Apache raiders. Over its long history, the Fort has been home to Horse Soldiers, Foot Soldiers, “Buffalo Soldiers" and World War 2 Infantrymen. Engineers trained here during the Korean War. Today, the Fort is an important center for technical development and Soldier training, home to the Army Electronic Proving Ground (1954), Headquarters, U.S. Army Network Enterprise Command (1967), the U.S. Army Intelligence Center and School (1971) and the world’s largest unmanned aerial systems training center, (2011). The adobe buildings of the "Old Post" represent the best-preserved example of a 19th century military cantoment area in the Southwest. It became a National Historic Landmark during the Fort's centennial year, 1977.
Visiting the Museum
Closed all federal holidays.
Fort Huachuca, AZ 85613
Fort Huachuca is located off Arizona State Route 90, twenty-nine miles south of the intersection of State Route 90 and Interstate 10, near Benson, Arizona. Access procedures for Fort Huachuca changed August 3, 2015.
Bringing a group? If you are planning to visit Fort Huachuca with a large group or tour, please see the Fort Huachuca Visitor Access Page for details on requesting a Special Event Waiver. For questions regarding installation access please call the Fort Huachuca Directorate of Emergency Services at: (520) 533-3269\2447.
Visitors, contractors and vendors 18 years and older, entering Fort Huachuca, who do not have a DoD identification card, will be subject to a background check before being allowed entry to the installation. Those who present a common access card (CAC card), Military ID, Military Dependent ID, Gold Star ID, or other valid DoD credential won’t be affected.
International Visitors: International visitors are required to arrange for a Department of Army identification card holder escort prior to their visit. Please contact City of Sierra Vista public information office, at 520.458.3315 or email@example.com to arrange for an escort at least three weeks in advance.
For more information, please visit http://www.sierravistaaz.gov/city-departments/tourism/visiting-sierra-vista/ Motorcycles: In addition to the above requirements, motorcycle operators and passengers are required to wear long pants, boots, gloves, approved eye protection, a helmet and a reflector vest when entering the post.
Museum Information - 520-533-3638
Museum Gift Shop - 520-458-4716