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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. The nearby Military Intelligence Soldier Heritage Learning Center serves the US Army Intelligence Center of Excellence’s training mission with exhibits interpreting Military Intelligence history from 1885 to the present.

  • On 3 March 1877, Captain Samuel Marmaduke Whitside led two companies of the 6th Cavalry and chose a site at the base of the Huachuca Mountains.
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. 

The fort is a modern US Army post and has over 17 tenant commands. Visitors, please see below prior to visiting.

Access Control

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.

Gate Hours:

  • Open to Vehicles/Pedestrians/Bicycles M-F 0500-2100
  • Open to vehicles 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Open Vehicles/Bicycles 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Questions regarding installation access please call: (520) 533-3269\2447


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.