We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Arizona Capitol Museum

1700 W Washington St, Phoenix, AZ 85007-2812
+1 602-926-3620
Website
Save
Book In Advance
More Info
$115.00*
and up
Semi-Custom Phoenix City Tour
Why Book on TripAdvisor?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Overview
More
Celebrating Arizona's vibrant cultural heritage through history! Housed in the restored Capitol Building, this museum presents programs and exhibits about the government of the Arizona Territory and the early days of statehood. Always FREE Admission Open: Monday through Friday 9am - 4pm
  • Excellent42%
  • Very good45%
  • Average13%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travelers talk about
Closed Now
All hours
Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION
1700 W Washington St, Phoenix, AZ 85007-2812
Central City
CONTACT
Website
+1 602-926-3620
Write a Review
Reviews (142)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 132 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

The Arizona State Capitol is a nice stop in Phoenix. They have free parking in front of the capital, but it was all taken by the evil media when I went so I had to pay to park on the street a few blocks away....More

Thank jjctraveler
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were first here in 2012 during the centennial. The building itself is a must see, let alone all of the history contained within. I'm a history buff (degree in history) and was pleasantly surprised by the amount and quality of displays. My wife has...More

Thank gary b
Reviewed June 8, 2017

Free to tour museum. Great building with interesting exibits and facts about Arizona legislatures. Good gift shop and cafe.

Thank Debbie3358
AZCM, AZCM at Arizona Capitol Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your review, and we are so happy you enjoyed the exhibits! WE hope to see you again soon for another visit.

Reviewed June 1, 2017

The Arizona Capitol Museum is situated in the Old State Capitol that served Arizona from Territorial times to the 1960s. The legislative halls and Supreme Court Courtroom are open for tours and rooms present displays of aspects of Arizona history. If possible, vie a legislative...More

1  Thank Jim G
AZCM, AZCM at Arizona Capitol Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your review, we are so glad you had the chance to explore the whole Arizona Capitol complex! We try our best to educate all our visitors about our journey from becoming a Territory to statehood, and it sounds like you...More

Reviewed May 26, 2017

This museum was my goal today and I was not disappointed. I could have easily have spent more time there. As it was, I took a cursory walk through and it was a good couple of hours. The 'Merci Train' exhibit was a highlight for...More

Thank CharmedandLovingIt
AZCM, AZCM at Arizona Capitol Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We are so happy that you enjoyed your time with us at the Arizona Capitol museum, and got a chance to relax in the coffee shop. Also, thank you for pointing out that we are a free museum to our future visitors! Thank you for...More

Reviewed May 23, 2017 via mobile

Our first impression was that this is a relatively old structure for a State Capital, and yet Arizona was granted one of the more recent statehoods (48th) in 1912. My second impression was why did the current governor's office complex get built higher in the...More

1  Thank Disneybus
Reviewed May 20, 2017

The former Arizona capitol building takes one back to when things were done the right way. The architecture, design detail, and exhibits and displays are excellent. It's too bad that the government buildings that replaced fine structures such as this are nothing more than concrete...More

1  Thank Fred M
AZCM, AZCM at Arizona Capitol Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We are so happy you enjoyed the unique architecture of the original Arizona Capitol and also got the chance to explore some of our exhibits. Thank you for the review, and we hope to see you again sometime soon!

Reviewed May 16, 2017

This museum focuses more on the history of the state rather than the current legislative processes of the other statehouses we've visited. It was well laid-out and the story flowed from room to room. The staff is very nice and helpful. The only real negative...More

1  Thank brnxbombers
AZCM, AZCM at Arizona Capitol Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind words about our Arizona Capitol Museum staff, and we are so glad you enjoyed your visit. We love sharing our exhibits through the building that was once the working capitol building of our great state! Planning the exhibits takes time...More

Reviewed May 10, 2017 via mobile

Visited while on tour because I had a free afternoon. Honestly wasn't the most memorable place in the world but I was fascinated by these pro-weed protestors that were harassing my friends and I outside the building. Now I'm no Sober Samantha but what in...More

Thank Christy E
Reviewed April 28, 2017

This little gem is wonderful. The staff members are wonderfully knowledgeable and helpful, the exhibits are clean, there are no crowds, and the bathrooms are well kept. I would definitely visit again.More

Thank Kat R
AZCM, AZCM at Arizona Capitol Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind words about our Arizona Capitol Museum staff, and we are so glad you enjoyed your visit. We love sharing our exhibits through the building that was once the capitol of our great state! Thank you again for your review, and...More

Nearby
Sponsored by:
Nearby Restaurants
Barrio Cafe Gran Reserva
23 reviews
.74 miles away
International House of FOOD
9 reviews
.43 miles away
Treehouse Bakery
5 reviews
.81 miles away
Diner 50
17 reviews
.71 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Wells Fargo History Museum
197 reviews
1.20 miles away
Orpheum Theater
191 reviews
1.16 miles away
Phoenix Police Museum
74 reviews
1.19 miles away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
s0upe
May 9, 2017|
Answer Show all 3 answers
Response from MartyG60950 | Reviewed this property |
I do not know about the availability of wheelchairs, but I do know that it is accessible. My wife uses a walker and did not have any problem. We did a self guided tour without having advance reservations. Perhaps the museum... More
0
Votes
09141972
October 17, 2016|
Answer
Response from NancyLaird | Reviewed this property |
I have no idea. I don't live in Arizona, and wasn't that interested in it.
-1
Votes