Arizona Military History Museums
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- 390th Memorial Museum - Tucson
- Arizona Military Museum - Phoenix
- Commemorative Air Force Arizona Wing - Mesa
- Fort Bowie - Bowie
- Fort Huachuca - Sierra Vista
- Fort Tuthill Military Museum - Flagstaff
- Fort Verde State Historic Park - Camp Verde
- Lauridsen Aviation Museum - Buckeye
- Military Intelligence Soldier Heritage Learning Center - Sierra Vista
- Picacho Peak Battlefield - Picacho
- Pima Air & Space Museum - Tucson
- Planes of Fame Air Museum (Valle) - Williams
- Titan Missile Museum - Green Valley
- Yuma Proving Ground Heritage Center - Yuma
Arizona Military History Museums Directory
Experience history with a visit to Fort Tuthill Military Museum in Flagstaff, Arizona. This museum is home to countless artifacts of military significance from the 19th and 20th centuries, including battle-worn uniforms, weaponry, photographs and more. With its unique educational programs and displays, visitors can learn about the people who fought for our freedom and the courage it took for them to do so.
The Fort was constructed in 1929 and used during the 1920's, 30's, and 40's as a training base for Arizona's National Guard. The museum is housed within two of the original buildings and presents the appearance of a regimental headquarters of World War 2. Now, it is a place to honor those who served in the military and learn about our nation’s history first-hand. The museum also features special events throughout the year, such as living history demonstrations, reenactments, lectures and more.
Get a glimpse of history and discover the courage and sacrifices that our armed services have made. Make sure to visit Fort Tuthill Military Museum in Flagstaff, Arizona for an unforgettable experience!
At the Titan Missile Museum, near Tucson, Arizona, visitors journey through time to stand on the front line of the Cold War. This preserved Titan II missile site, officially known as complex 571-7, is all that remains of the 54 Titan II missile sites that were on alert across the United States from 1963 to 1987.
This one-of-a kind museum gives visitors a rare look at the technology used by the United States to deter nuclear war. What was once one of America’s most top secret places is now a National Historic Landmark, fulfilling its new mission of bringing Cold War history to life for millions of visitors from around the world.
45-MINUTE GUIDED TOUR
Go underground and back in time on the 45-minute guided tour. You’ll descend 35 feet into the missile complex, visit the launch control center, and experience a simulated launch of the missile. Then you’ll journey down the cableway to level 2 of the missile silo to get an up-close look at the Titan II missile itself. This tour lets you experience Cold War paranoia and American ingenuity while walking in the footsteps of the brave men and women who operated America’s largest land-based missile ever deployed.
*Note: Visitors who are not able to descend and climb 55 stair steps for the guided tour can still enjoy the surface portion of the missile site.
SELF-GUIDED TOPSIDE TOUR
Guests are encouraged to explore the surface of the complex after their tour of the silo. On the topside, visitors will see the alarm systems, known as tipsies, that secured the missile silo door, get to look at the engine up-close, and more. There is also a spectacular view of the missile from up above! Looking down into the 146-foot missile silo you will see the Titan II Missile standing tall as it did on Alert for over 20 years.
Description has been provided courtesy of the Titan Missile Museum