Sharlot Hall Museum

Sharlot Hall Museum, Prescott: Hours, Address, Sharlot Hall Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

Sharlot Hall Museum
4.5
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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The Sharlot Hall Museum, two blocks west of Prescott's Courthouse Plaza, is one of Arizona's premier history museums. Its four-acre campus tells Arizona's story through exhibits, gardens, and historic buildings, including the 1864 Territorial Governor's Mansion. Events and programs include the annual Prescott Indian Art Market, monthly Living History Adventure days, and more.
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Ruth M
Phoenix, AZ366 contributions
Family
Stopped in with my daughter. Friendly welcome. Beautiful gardens, well presented history with lots of information. Very interesting.
Written August 10, 2022
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Betty M
Oro Valley, AZ454 contributions
PROS: reasonable entry fee, beautiful grounds with walkways, the rose garden has the most fabulous aromas wafting from it along with beautiful flowers throughout the grounds. Interesting enough not to be repetitive with several buildings to explore. Easily spend a few hours here and everyone will come away with new respect for the pioneers of the area.
CONS: There is no food available, although there are several places nearby. I always check out the gift shop of any museum I visit; this one didn't have much and was overpriced. Unfortunately, the docent at the gift shop followed me around as though I might steal something and I ended up just leaving the shop without purchasing anything..
Written June 24, 2022
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Lillysma
Overland Park, KS8 contributions
I've been to a number of "old west" museums and this is the best! Great examples of the history of the area, great displays, multiple buildings to tour. Thought it was awesome! I also had a beautiful day which may have helped, but it was sweet!
Written May 23, 2022
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Pathfinder632814
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This is a very worthwhile stop for anyone that appreciates history. The docents are all friendly and exceptionally knowledgeable.
Written April 24, 2022
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calwashore
Arlington, MA75 contributions
Solo
Visited the Sharlot Hall Museum in Prescott yesterday morning. So much to see. Dioramas were wonderful, explained indigenous people who inhabited the area, various people who settled here in the 19th century, and the industries that brought newcomers, such as mining.
Loved the basket display of the Yuvapai people.
Pottery display was also very nice. My only quibble was that the pieces were not numbered well, according to their placement in the display.
Also the individual homes were interesting, such as the Governor’s Mansion. Probably could have returned to see more of the museum, but there’s so much, it’s a bit overwhelming.
Written April 13, 2022
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charles k
Fort Mill, SC12 contributions
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! This museum covered various aspects of the history on the Prescott area. Lots and lots of content, you could easily spend a couple of hours or more here. Something for all ages too. Don't pass this one up!
Written March 22, 2022
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jacobsen2011
87 contributions
This museum has great local history as well as some background about Arizona. It's well-staffed so you can find someone to ask questions. Watch for the spinning (making yarn) demos every Thursday!
Written March 9, 2022
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Charleen W
7 contributions
We made a special trip to Prescott to see this museum complex and it was worth it!! The complex has multiple historic buildings, each one great. The tour guides are amazing: full of facts, story, and humor! Loved it.
Written February 10, 2022
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Francine J
Phoenix, AZ31 contributions
Would highly recommend this area. The displays and explanations give a true look at the history of Prescott
Written November 11, 2021
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UTtraveler84121
Salt Lake City217 contributions
Exceptionally interesting and well done with something for everyone. There are multiple buildings, each with their own focus. Don't miss the introductory video in the first recommended stop. That also has a very comprehensive and interesting display on prehistoric and early Native Americans, wildlife and living styles and the artifacts.
Other buildings include the Governor's "mansion" log building, an interesting display of various horse drawn and motorized vehicles. Several other historic buildings, all worth seeing, some with docents to tell you, others self guided.
Nice gift shop, heavy on books but with many other souvenir items.
A great way to learn about the history of Prescott, or indeed, mucj of Arizona and the southwest in general.
Well worth the modest admission price.
Figure about 2-2.5 hours
Written October 27, 2021
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Sharlot Hall Museum is open:
  • Sun - Sun 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Tue - Sat 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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