Arizona History Museum – Tucson, Arizona

Arizona History Museum – Tucson, Arizona

The museum is focused on southern Arizona history from Spanish colonial through territorial eras.  Take a look back at life as a frontier Arizona army post and move forward from there.  This will not only be an educational stop, but you will enjoy being able to see the change in Tucson to the present day community it is.

There are inner-active displays for you to enjoy as well as traditional exhibits for you to see.  You will be able to see an underground copper mine, the archeology of downtown Tucson and the typical mode of transportation, the stagecoach.  You will see the rifle owned by Geronimo which is on display.  There is also the display of 18th century Spanish silver artifacts.

The museum store is an excellent source for unique books and gifts relating to the history and culture of Southern Arizona. The store features rare, out of print, and used historically and locally themed books, handcrafted items made by local artists, Mata Ortiz pottery, and Native American crafts.

The AHS Downtown Museum exhibits depict early Tucson businesses and homes, including drugstores, police and fire departments, and the Romero barbershop.  It is all waiting there for you to enjoy so when you are in the area, stop in and take a stroll through the history of Tucson.

Downtown History Museum
Tucson
140 N. Stone Avenue
in the Wells Fargo Bank building
Tucson, AZ
Phone: (520) 770-1473
Email: AHSTucson@azhs.gov
Hours: Tues. – Fri. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
General Admission:
Adults $3
Ages 60+ $2
Ages 12-18 $2
Ages 11 and younger free
AHS Members free
Two-for-one admission the first Tuesday of each month

Not only is there the Downtown Museum but also the Fort Lowell Museum where you will enter the reconstructed Commanding Officer’s quarters of Old Fort Lowell, originally established in 1873 and now an ideal location to house the history of military life of the Arizona frontier.

Fort Lowell Museum
Tucson
2900 N. Craycroft Road
Tucson, AZ
Phone: (520) 885-3832
Email: AHSTucson@azhs.gov
Hours: Fri. – Sat. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
General Admission:
Adults $3
Ages 60+ $2
Ages 12-18 $2
Ages 11 and younger free
AHS Members free
Two-for-one admission the first Saturday of each month.

There is also the Sosa-Carrillo-Fremont House Museum which is an historic adobe house built in the 1870′s.  It is decorated with furnishings from the 1880′s and offers displays highlighting Hispanic pioneer culture and life.  It is located in the Tucson Convention Center Complex and offers self-guided tours, a gift shop and guided tours of various downtown historic districts.

151 S Granada Ave

Tucson ,AZ  85701

(520) 622-0956
Hours of Operation:
Open Wed. – Sat. 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

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