While on a patrol to secure the San Pedro Valley, Captain Samuel Whitside and two companies of the 6th Cavalry established Fort Huachuca as a temporary outpost on March 3, 1877.† Huachuca became a permanent military installation in 1882 and has played a vital role in Army history ever since.††
During its long history, Fort Huachuca has served as a cavalry post, an infantry training center, a test center for electronic equipment and a major signals installation.† Today the Fort is the home of the Military Intelligence Corps,† trains the Armyís unmanned aerial system operators and remains an important center for communications and electronic technology development.†
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 Fortís one hundred and thirty-five year story.††
The Museum is located in two buildings on the Fortís historic Old Post, and is open to the public without charge. The nearby Army Intelligence Museum serves the US Army Intelligence Center of Excellenceís training mission with exhibits interpreting Military Intelligence history from 1885 to the present.† See Plan Your Visit for detailed directions and other information.†
The museums are now open Tuesday through Saturday 9AM-4PM.
Sunday, Monday and Federal Holidays
Fort Huachuca Museum