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Arizona Historical Society Sanguinetti House Museum & Garden

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Address: 240 S Madison Ave, Yuma, AZ 85364-1421
Phone Number: +1 520-782-1841
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Surrounded by graceful gardens and aviaries, this regional museum features...

Surrounded by graceful gardens and aviaries, this regional museum features exhibits, photographs and other items related to Arizona's territorial period.

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A quick side trip after lunch

This museum is packed with so many artifacts my head was reeling..fortunately the the tour guide (Jean) and i we able to converse (it was on a mid day visit on a Wednesday... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Newport Beach, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our visit to this Museum. We have 3 different tour guides giving us lots of interesting information. We also stopped for lunch at the café next door. Great food.

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Newport Beach, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum is packed with so many artifacts my head was reeling..fortunately the the tour guide (Jean) and i we able to converse (it was on a mid day visit on a Wednesday) The Sanguinetti family was a core part of early Yuma history and the story is told well through writings,memorabilia and vintage artifacts. Its inexpensive a good for... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016

It was very much worth visiting and the guides were excellent. If one does not appreciate historical furnishings and how people lived a century ago, then this may not be for you. But even kids are usually interested in old Edison players or kitchen utensils etc - if you engage them.

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Yuma, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

The picture with the purple table... that was from my wedding!!! We worked with Yanna, and she was very accommodating and kind. We were the first ones to get married after redoing the garden. I saw what it could be after seeing it for the first time under construction... even then, I knew this was the garden I wanted to... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2016

nice little museum. belonged to a young man at the start of the 20th century and tells the story of his success through his work, home, family and garden. The ghost part is about ghost towns in southwestern Arizona.

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2015

Recently traveled to Yuma to visit all the historical sites, this was one of them. Going here you will hear stories of how Sanguinetti came to Yuma penniless at just15. How he quickly grew to become a civic-minded businessman whose various enterprises—electricity, ice house, ranching, farming, merchandising, banking, and real estate—advanced his own well-being and that of the community he... More 

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Yuma, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2015 via mobile

The volunteers have done a good job in keeping the rooms of the house in period. Bring you camera because there are some very unique antiques in their original setting. The house is well looked after as are the quiet gardens out back. It's small, but handy when walking in downtown old Yuma. The staff are great and very informative.

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Brea, California
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2015

Not much to see but old building and small garden area. Only original item is building itself, interior is not original to property but is period accurate. Very nice and informative host. Historical Society is trying to improve historic locations but progress is slow. Visit is free if you took Walking Tour of Old Yuma, otherwise you pay entrance fee.... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2015

Best part was some history given in the gift shop and there was a special display of the AZ Medal of Honor winners. The house and garden left a bit to be desired.

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Bardstown, Kentucky, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2014

Enjoy your day , walk the house and add lunch and shops and the bird Avery in the back, learn about how they use to live n the west in this little house

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