Welcome to the Fort Tuthill Military Museum Website. The site is intended to provide a guide to the museum and the over 100 years of Arizona Military history it represents. We believe you will find it both comprehensive and informative. Please let us know should you have any comments on the site or questions about the museum. We hope you will have an opportunity to visit us soon.
Constructed in 1929 and named after General Alexander M. Tuthill, Fort Tuthill was considered one of the finest National Guard training facilities in the United States. Located three miles south of Flagstaff, Arizona, this permanent facility served as the annual field-training site for the 158th Infantry Regiment Arizona National Guard from 1929 to 1937, again in 1939, and for the last time in 1948.
Housed in two of Fort Tuthill’s original buildings, the Fort Tuthill Military Museum presents the appearance of a Regimental Headquarters Building of the 1940's. The Museum Mission is to preserve and present the distinguished history and traditions of the 158th Infantry Regiment, 158th Regimental Combat Team, and current 1st Battalion 158th Infantry Arizona National Guard. Exhibits trace the history of the regiment from it's organization in 1865 as the 1st Regiment Arizona Volunteers to 1967 retirement of the Regimental Colors and 2005 organization and Afghanistan deployment of 1st Battalion 158th Infantry.
Admission to the museum is $6.00 - Adults and children 13 years and over. Children under 13, active military, and members of the National Guard or units of other active reserve components, former Bushmasters admitted free. There is no charge for outside museum exhibits and activities, such as, special uniform, weapon, and vehicle displays.
Hours of Operation
Museum Hours are Saturdays and Sundays - 10:00AM to 4:00PM. Beginning May 20th, 2017 through the last weekend in September.
Depending on staff availability the museum may also be open additional days during the week. Contact the museum to determine if staff is on site.
Museum Telephone Number: 928-226-0965.
Museum attendance has grown by 750% from the 2005 opening to 2016.