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Fort Douglas Military Museum

Address
32 Potter St

Fort Douglas, UT 84113
Main
801-581-1251
Website
Official Website
Season
Year-Round
Price/Fee
Free Admission

The Fort Douglas Military Museum, formerly a 19th century barracks built of Red Butte sandstone, was established in the Utah Territory to guard the Overland Mail route and telegraph lines.  The Museum campus is a verdant expanse fronted by the original parade grounds and bandstand, historical officers’ housing, a chapel and a base theater.

The outdoor Cannon and Tank Park, marking the Museum’s entrance, gives visitors a glimpse at the awesomeness of military fire power, with displays of cannons, helicopters and armored vehicles.  Indoor exhibits offer an up-close look at authentic military uniforms, weapons, and equipment from early Utah military exploration to the present. Panels also show the evolution of military architecture at the historic Fort.

Never before seen, Saddam Hussein’s combat boots – “liberated” by  two Utah National Guardsmen -- are displayed in a glass case along with notable copies of newspaper headlines heralding his capture. 

Housed within the Museum are a military library and archives available to researchers and scholars.

The Fort Douglas Museum Gift Shop (“The Post Sutler”) features a wide variety of military memorabilia, including history and photo books, replicas of medals and other items designed to engage and inform children and adults alike.
The gift shop is open from noon to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday.  Orders may be placed online by going to the Fort Douglas Museum website

The Fort Douglas Museum is free and open from noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday.  Docent-led group tours are available by appointment.

New to Fort Douglas Military Museum is the Utah Fallen Warrior Memorial, a 4.5 ton curved concrete aggregate slurry wall from Ground Zero at the World Trade Center Towers in New York City.  The dramatic rock artifact currently is the centerpiece of the new Fort Douglas Memorial Park, where it will share space with the Women’s Military Memorial scheduled to open Spring, 2014.

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Fort Douglas Military Museum Gift Shop Discount

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Established in 1862, Fort Douglas has been the home for many military units and preserves the history of the Fort and Utah's military heritage with a research library, exhbits, and educational programs. Open Tuesday through Saturday from Noon to 5 p.m.

10% DISCOUNT on all items in Fort Douglas Museum Gift Shop. Not valid with any other offer or discount.

32 Potter St
Fort Douglas, UT 84113
801-581-1251
http://www.fortdouglas.org/
Special Notes:
  • Expiration date: None specified
  • Not valid with any other offer or discount

Category
Historical Sites, Monuments & Notable Buildings, Museums
Season
Year-Round
Hours
  • Noon to 5pm, Tuesday - Saturday. 
  • Closed Sunday, and  Monday 
Pricing
Free Admission

Admission is free of charge, however donations are always welcome and appreciated.

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Basic Directions

Located just east of the University of Utah Campus Drive. Look for the Parade Ground where the big flagpole is located.  The museum is in the red sandstone buildings on the south side with the tanks.