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Sharlot Hall Museum

415 West Gurley Street, Prescott, AZ 86301
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Ranked #1 of 25 attractions in Prescott
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: History Museums
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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Prescott, Arizona
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Sharlot Hall Museum has some very nice buildings from pioneer days. It is fun to walk around in these buildings to see how the people used to live. They have many fascinating exhibits too. It is even more fun to visit when they are having one of their festivals on the grounds. They also have an amazing rose garden that... More

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Prescott, Arizona
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Loved the historic buildings. If you come on the right week-end, they have people re-enacting the life-style of the time (call to be sure).

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Los Angeles
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179 reviews 179 reviews
75 attraction reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed Sharlot's Museum. The story of this amazing woman is quite fascinating in itself and the museum is organized to show her love of all things Arizona. The newest part of the museum has an excellent video about Sharlot and the rooms there are organized in sections covering the "big bang", dinosaurs, and early peoples. You leave there... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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239 reviews 239 reviews
48 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

What a great picture show with impeccable service, and salient seats for one's comfort. Wine/beer is served and have option to take into the theatre. Everyone in this theatre is about customer friendly service. It is a great gift to have a theater of this caliber in Prescott.

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Ventura, California
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46 reviews 46 reviews
25 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014 via mobile

Just got back from visiting Prescott on "Spring Break". The first stop was this complex. The old "mansion" gives you a glimpse of the spartan lifestyle of even the politically connected residents of the west. The information and displays are professionally presented. The docents knowledgable. The location is easy to walk. Every visitor needs to visit thus museum and hear... More

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
20 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

This is a hidden gem in downtown Prescott, just a few blocks west of the county courthouse. The museum complex has the first, and only, governor's mansion in Arizona, one of the first schoolhouses, and a number of other exhibits and experiences. You walk away with a great appreciation of Northern Arizona's history, from before the settling of the area... More

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Sahuarita, Arizona
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

We visited at the suggestion of Hotel Vendome. We learned a lot! It was nice to have a variety of buildings to walk through at our own pace. Some were empty and we could wander around reading the descriptions, others had friendly, knowledgeable volunteers to show you around, and another had movies to watch. It was a great way to... More

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23 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

There is a main museum with video and some historical buildings as they were in Sharlot Hall's day. Amazing woman who we knew nothing about before this. Very well put together museum that is a must see when you visit Prescott.

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Phoenix, AZ
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

My husband and our friend found it very interesting and they enjoyed it while my friend and I went shopping!

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New York City, New York
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361 reviews 361 reviews
153 attraction reviews
185 helpful votes 185 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Sharlot Hall, journalist, poet, historian, was the first woman to hold office in AZ. She also dedicated her life to preserving history, so her name on this wonderful museum is fully deserved. The building was the first Territorial Governor's mansion and has the original beams and structure preserved. A great deal of period artifacts and many many interesting photos, stories... More

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