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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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Lovely place to spend a couple of hours

Spacious and serene. Great displays. I liked the focused exhibits/rooms on Geronimo and Pancho... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Caf80
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Waco, Texas
Special artifacts from Arizona history

This museum was packed with wonderful displays. The curator and staff have done an excellent job... read more

Reviewed 18 May 2017
ReyGeorge
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Chandler
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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.
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  • Very good33%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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949 E 2nd St, Tucson, AZ 85719-4840
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spacious and serene. Great displays. I liked the focused exhibits/rooms on Geronimo and Pancho Villa. We spent about 1.5 to 2 hours there.

Thank Caf80
Reviewed 18 May 2017

This museum was packed with wonderful displays. The curator and staff have done an excellent job presenting their artifacts. We spent 2 hours and only covered about a third of the museum's exhibits - Pancho Villa, Santa Ana, Maximilian and Carlota, Spanish colonial and early...More

Thank ReyGeorge
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

AHS has a lot of interesting information to provide, and it's done in a way that is interactive and fun. I really enjoy their fake mine area and the dwellings. Also, there is a very nice inner courtyard that doesn't have any exhibits, but it...More

1  Thank ArizonaMouse
Reviewed 13 April 2017

This is an excellent museum of Arizona and Tucson history. It features many early photographs of early life, a mining exhibit and other artifacts. The museum is near the University campus and convenient to downtown.

Thank JohnnyFry1
Reviewed 7 April 2017

The Arizona Historical Society Museum in Tucson has exhibits that capture the history of the state, with emphasis on the southeastern portion. Historic objects from the Society's collections are at the center of exhibits, providing a direct connection to the past. Each exhibit explains the...More

Thank Ron S
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Great museum, as many others said. Five stars. Must see. I'd like to share that the 2nd Street parking garage facility has a Dedicated parking area for History Museum visitors. You're barely a block away, ADA all the way. . When you buy your museum...More

Thank John B
Reviewed 19 January 2017

I noticed that the museum had a Pancho Villa exhibit and since I had some time, I walked over. Not only did I learn so much about the general/folk hero/bandit and the times he lived in, but I made it to the next part, an...More

Thank syncomm1
Reviewed 12 January 2017

This is a small museum near the University of Arizona campus. There is a large parking garage very close so you can try that if you don't find parking on the street. The museum does a good job depicting the main historical events that shaped...More

Thank Sarracenia
Reviewed 3 January 2017

Great place to visit during hot temps in Tucson. Lots to see and learn. My kids had a great time. Great mine area experience.

Thank tbjones2017
Reviewed 27 November 2016

This visit was planned to "kill time" while our husbands were riding in the El Tour de Tucson. It turned into a 3 hour trip back in time and the many unknown people, places and events that make up the great state of Arizona. Surprises...More

1  Thank Jaybirdsml
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