Sanguinetti House Museum – Yuma, Arizona

Sanguinetti House Museum.jpgSanguinetti House MuseumYuma, Arizona

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places the Sanguinetti House Museum was constructed in the 1870’s, and was purchased in 1890 by pioneer merchant E.F. Sanguinetti.  He added to the home as his family grew and created an Italian oasis with a garden and bird aviaries, which are maintained today.

The house tells the story of the time with the exhibits and displays pertaining to the history of the lower Colorado River region from the 1540’s to the present.  Next door is the Adobe Annex.  This building was constructed in 1873 and the home of steamboat captain Jack Mellon.  Today it houses the RCD Library and Archives collection as well as a gift shop.  Two doors down the street is the Molina Block, built in 1875 as a business building.  It is being rehabilitated presently so it can be used as a museum.

Location: 240 and 248 Madison Ave. in Yuma, just off I-8’s Giss Parkway exit at Madison Ave.

Hours: Museum and Gift shop Tuesday – Saturday from 10 – 4 (closed holidays).

Admission: Children under 12                    Free
12-18 years                                                    $2
19-59 years                                                    $3
60 +                                                                  $2

There is free admission the fist Saturday of the month.

Phone: 928-782-1841