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Arizona Historical Society - Downtown History Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Visit to the old fort

We were walking around the old historic area of Tucson and came upon the old fort area in downtown... read more

Reviewed March 4, 2018
Green Valley, Arizona
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Great Tucson History next to Wells Fargo

A nice stop for a history lesson of Tucson. I spent less than an hour at the small but informative... read more

Reviewed February 7, 2018
Britt B
Tucson, Arizona
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Mar 4, 2018
“Visit to the old fort”
Feb 7, 2018
“Great Tucson History next to Wells Fargo”
The AHS Downtown Museum has a wide range of exhibits that tell the story of Downtown Tucson history. Many of the exhibits depict early Tucson businesses, including drugstores, police and fire departments, and the Romero barbershop. Daily life in...more
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140 N Stone Ave, In the Wells Fargo Bank building, Tucson, AZ 85701-1502
+1 520-770-1473
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Reviewed March 4, 2018 via mobile

We were walking around the old historic area of Tucson and came upon the old fort area in downtown Tucson. We took a tour of it and received a presentation by a gentleman who was one of the guides there. Very informative. Interesting array of...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed February 7, 2018

A nice stop for a history lesson of Tucson. I spent less than an hour at the small but informative museum, primarily taking pictures for more studying at home. There is a lot to read and would probably take a lot longer doing it in...More

Date of experience: February 2018
2  Thank Britt B
Reviewed September 29, 2017

We went to the Arizona Historical Society Museum. It was interesting especially the mining aspect. How they moved those large pieces of equipment in there is amazing. I also really enjoyed the audio descriptions.

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed April 12, 2016

small museum downtown. staff friendly and helpful. this museum actually covered early Tucson history, not only the "American" history that is done by many "historical" societies. bravo.

Date of experience: March 2016
Reviewed March 8, 2016

An unexpected find and very reasonable admittance. Staff was very friendly and helpful. They have archives, so if you have questions regarding local history and time for research, I would consider this as a resource. It is on a small scale but contains interesting exhibits...More

Date of experience: February 2016
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Reviewed February 12, 2015

A great day trip. Loaded with historical treasures. A must see for those who want to learn more about the local history.

Date of experience: January 2015
2  Thank dancG8992YG
Reviewed June 24, 2014

We tried to visit the museum on June 3rd (Tuesday) at 10:30am, but they were closed. Also no sign on the front gate to indicate what was going on? Nobody answered the phone # as well. The museum had a brochure that stated the hours...More

Date of experience: June 2014
1  Thank PacificReview
Reviewed June 1, 2014

This small, well done yet not fancy or glitzy by any means, inexpensive-to-visit museum is located across the street from the downtown library and near the Tucson Art Museum, both of which I also visited on the same trip to this part of Tucson. I...More

Date of experience: March 2014
3  Thank Jan M
Reviewed May 17, 2014 via mobile

A smaller museum with excellent displays. A great experience that will fill a couple of enjoyable hours of hiding from the sun.

2  Thank JosephInAz
Reviewed June 8, 2013

This was a good little history museum, which I like as it is not overwhelming. Took about 1.5 hours to go through. Good stories, exhibits and facts. Worth a look. By the way there is no downtown in Tucson(except for office buildings) and 4th avenue...More

Date of experience: June 2013
3  Thank citizenlynn
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