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Arizona Historical Society -- Arizona History Museum

949 E 2nd St, Tucson, AZ 85719-4840
+1 520-628-5774
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History presented by portraying the people

This museum isn't fancy and it sometimes looks a little improvised. But what makes it special... read more

Reviewed 26 November 2016
Carlos C
Frankfurt, Germany
Unexpected surprises

We parked at the ramp to go to the visitor center and noticed we needed to get our parking... read more

Reviewed 28 October 2016
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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The Arizona History Museum's focus is southern Arizona history from Spanish colonial through territorial eras. Exhibit topics include mining and transportation. The Arizona's Treasures exhibit features Geronimo's rifle, 18th-century Spanish silver artifacts, and hands-on exhibits for children.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good33%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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949 E 2nd St, Tucson, AZ 85719-4840
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+1 520-628-5774
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Reviewed 26 November 2016

This museum isn't fancy and it sometimes looks a little improvised. But what makes it special and what really amazed us was their approach of presenting history by telling the stories of the people involved. So many photos, artefacts, and detailed information which portrayed common...More

Thank Carlos C
Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

We parked at the ramp to go to the visitor center and noticed we needed to get our parking validated at the historical society. Once we went to the visitor center we went to the museum. The entrance fee is low, and the exhibits well...More

Thank Beth_sage
Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

This museum gives a great overview of the history of AZ and also gives a bit of local history. The current special feature concerning Poncho Villa was very interesting and we learned quite a bit about him that we did not know. Give this at...More

Thank BernieandJune
Reviewed 28 June 2016

You would be amazed at everything housed in this museum. You will get a real education on the past history of Tucson and what it was like to live here in those times. Very interesting and information . . . an education for young and...More

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Reviewed 15 June 2016

If you have an interest in learning about the early settlers of the Tucson area, you should stop by and see the exhibits here.

Thank onatrip76
Reviewed 22 May 2016

The museum has a few shortcomings. Many artifacts are not identified and interpreted, leaving the viewer wondering exactly what they are and where they came from. They had a very good exhibit on Geronimo and one on Poncho Villa.

Thank Carole B
Reviewed 26 April 2016

We took our coupon book, they made parking available for our visit to AZ. Historical Museum in Tucson and we really enjoyed our morning. It was amazing for a little museum, mining was certain explained so clearly and the building was so well organized, so...More

Thank cliff19
Reviewed 12 April 2016

We took the light rail from downtown ( a great and cheap way to tour downtown) to the AZ campus. Venue is located in the area nd was a fun way to spend an hour or two. Really great exhibits that tell the story of...More

Thank John H
Reviewed 11 April 2016

We visited this museum as well as the Center for Creative Photography and the AZ State Museum, along with a stop for lunch, all in one day. Most of the information is particular to the Tucson area. If you have children, the hands on exhibits...More

Thank black325
Reviewed 28 March 2016

Very good native American, Spanish, and frontier exhibits on the historical origins of Tucson. The mining machinery exhibit , and life in the Tucson of the 1870's are particularly interesting. It is a good explanation of how we got where we are. Check the website...More

Thank AZ1912
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