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Sharlot Hall Museum

415 West Gurley Street, Prescott, AZ 86301
520-445-3122
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Ranked #2 of 18 Attractions in Prescott
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Museums
Owner description: A museum that displays the lives and cultures of early settlers and the Native Americans who lived...
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Type: History Museums, Museums
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Owner description: A museum that displays the lives and cultures of early settlers and the Native Americans who lived here before them.

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Saint David, Arizona, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

We came in late in the day and only had about an hour and a half. We only saw about half of what was there. Winter time the hours are shorter than summer. The Docents were very knowledgeable and we learned a lot from them.

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Washington, DC
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62 reviews 62 reviews
6 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

The museum itself is fine: great docents, interesting sites... worth a quick stop if you're going through Prescott. The issue is that the museum's leadership refuses to make reasonable accommodation for the handicapped. There is a museum parking lot with a gate that opens directly into the museum grounds - perfect for wheeling a wheelchair directly into the museum. However,... More 

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San Diego, California, United States
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70 reviews 70 reviews
21 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

This is not some grandiose museum; rather a walk through the past. You can visit various bldgs that are part of the museum and see how 19th century Prescottonians lived. It's realistic because all that you see is real, not manufactured. A must visit on any trip to Prescott.

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Phoenix
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I would like to join the chous, nicely run and very interesting. Sharlot herself was quite the gal for her time, there are a few books on her and other pioneer women in the book store. You can roam the grounds an check out various homes and buildings dating back over 100+ years. It is walking distance to the town... More 

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Interesting reflection on what Christmas was like years ago. If you're not a history buff, you may get a little bored, but it's very well done. Guides/storytellers are dressed in authentic costume, and guests get to step inside traditional mansion, school house, and homes. My kids especially enjoyed learning about the printing press and player piano. The night we went,... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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21 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

This is a great little museum with a mix of historic buildings and varied exhibits that help tell the story of Prescott and its people. There are wonderful attendents in each building that are very knowledgeble and provide more detailed information about the exhibits and the area. They reminded me of the volunteers at British museums that were so proud... More 

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Elkridge, Maryland
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9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

This is a lovely museum in the heart of old Prescott. The museum packs several actual vintage or replica pioneer buildings into a compact and superbly-tended property, which makes it easy to learn a great deal about town and state history. The exhibits are imaginative, thorough and well organized, and the docents friendly and knowledgeable. A visit to Sharlot Hall... More 

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Cave Creek, Arizona
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37 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

As a native of Arizona I must say I was surprised how much I learned about the history of my home state. I found it fascinating and very informative. I highly recommend it to anyone visiting Prescott.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
23 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Sharlot Hall was a lady with the presence of mind to preserve items for future generations, what a gift of foresight. You can see the Original Generals House, Old buildings preserved, the history of the area, walk amongst the flowers beds, see the old buildings, visit the gift shop, be informed about the museum by Volunteers dressed in the clothes... More 

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Sedona, Arizona
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

went with a group, had a guide, and we all thoroughly enjoyed the experience - especially fun for a photographer or history buff

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