Salt Lake City Travel Guide

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Fort Douglas Military Museum

  • 32 Potter St. Map It
  • University of Utah

Published 01/19/2016

Fodor's Review

Named in honor of Illinois senator Stephen A. Douglas, the fort was established in 1862, officially to guard mail and telegraph routes during the Civil War. Unofficially, it was to keep an eye on Brigham Young's Mormon settlement and keep it out of Confederate clutches. The museum, adjacent to the University of Utah, honors nearly 150 years of military service (an active Reserve unit is still based here). Exhibits include uniforms, weaponry, and artifacts of Utah's connections to American wars, including a model of the U.S.S. Salt Lake City, which sank off Alaska during World War II.

Sight Information


32 Potter St., Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

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Sight Details:

  • Tues.–Sat. noon–5

Published 01/19/2016


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