Fort Lowell Museum
Fort Lowell was established at this location in 1873 by the US military to provide weapons and supplies to troops during the Apache Wars (1849-1886), which was a series conflicts between the U.S. and the Apache and other powerful tribes of the Southern Plains and American Southwest. The location of the fort is now a park that features a small museum with artifacts and exhibits that tell the history of military life on the Arizona frontier during the territorial period. The museum is housed in a reconstructed ca. 1885 Commanding Officer's Quarters building. The ruins of the fort's other structures can still be seen today. The entire site is a National Register of Historic Places District. This museum is one of four museums in Tucson operated by the Arizona Historical Society.
Backstory and Context
"Fort Lowell." Pima County - Cultural and Historic Resource Acquisitions [part of a larger report; PDF]. Accessed April 23, 2018. http://www.pima.gov/cmo/admin/Reports/ConservationReport/PDF/Chapters/Cultural/Fort%20Lowell.pdf