Fort Lowell Museum

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Fort Lowell Museum Cavalry Crafts

Come on by and make a little history!
Fort Lowell Museum is offering activities every Saturday, June through July. Learn while you create with our educational, hands-on crafts! Each craft gives a glimpse into the life of the men, women, and children who lived and worked in the Fort Lowell area throughout the centuries, from the Hohokam to today’s archaeologists.

Stay tuned for the 2020 schedule!

Soap Making

Soap Making

Discover history as you make your own soap. Fun for all ages, this activity takes place every 2nd Saturday, starting April 13th-September. Don't miss out! Cost: $4/person.

Candle Making

Candle Making

The history of dipped candle making dates back to as early as 500 BC. Have you ever wondered how they did it? Learn how and make your own beeswax dipped candles in this fun, volunteer led activity. Fun for all ages! $4/person.

This event happens every 2nd Saturday of the month, so don’t miss out. Candle dipping at Fort Lowell is available only during October-March.*
*Craft is subject to weather, may be substituted with Soap Making.

Call the Fort Lowell Museum for more information: (520) 885-3832

Permanent Exhibits

Scalpels and Satchels

Fort Lowell was equipped with a first-rate hospital that supplied excellent care from one of its most famous physicians, Walter Reed.

Supplying the Troops

Fort Lowell served as a supply depot during the Apache wars.


Apache Scouts served with the cavalry at Fort Lowell.

A Bite to Eat: Feeding the Soldiers

Discover how food sustained officers and enlisted men in the Arizona desert.

Images of Resistance

Quotes and photographs depicting Apache resistance to Anglo conquest.


The Fort Lowell Museum offers guided tours during regular hours on Thursday through Saturday. Admission for guided tours is $3/person. If you are interested in participating in an activity during your visit, you can arrange a tour and activity for $4/person. Activities include beeswax candle dipping and custom soap making.

Self-guided tours:

We offer self-guided tours for groups of 10 or more. The museum supplies a printed gallery guide.

To schedule a tour, contact Elyssa Marley at [email protected].

Fort Lowell Gift ShopBe sure to stop in our gift shop, where you can find books, maps, children’s toys, desert jelly and honey, candle holders to show off your hand-dipped candles, and much more.

AHS members receive a 10% discount on all merchandise.

Store Hours:
Thursday – Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

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