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Arizona History Museum

University of Arizona District

949 E. 2nd St.
Tucson, AZ 85719
United States

Phone: (520) 628-5774


The Arizona History Museum is located near the center of the Tucson Metro area. The museum houses the stories and artifacts of Arizona personalities such as Geronimo and Wyatt Earp, as well as Emperor and Empress Maximilian and Carlota of Mexico. Family-oriented exhibits include a mining tunnel and a hands-on re-creation of 1870s’ Tucson. The museum hosts special lectures and annual events. Home to the Arizona Historical Society library, archives, and artifact collections, it is a destination for researchers of Arizona History.

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The Research Library is open Tuesday-Friday from 10am-4pm.

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  • #46 of 277 things to do in Tucson
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Gem of a museum. Focus on pioneer family life. And Geronimo's rifle!

This is a gem of a museum. Several galleries about the early pioneers focusing on one family, the Slaughters. A colourful extended family. Their history is a fascinating backdrop to the late 19th...

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I was hoping for more at this museum. The mining exhibit was unusual in giving you a sense of being in a mine. I thought descriptions of early border ranch life were the most interesting. State...

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Interesting and boring

How can a pace that shows the early history of Arizona be interesting and boring. Easy. Have interesting exhibits about life in Arizona BUT present them like you're reading a history book. There...

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Meeting Facilities

  • Number of Meeting Rooms 6
  • Total Meeting Space 8449
  • Largest Meeting Room 2592
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  • Banquet Capacity: 185
  • Reception Capacity: 250
  • Theatre Capacity: 200
  • Classroom Capacity: 80