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Address: 2340 N Fort Valley Rd, Flagstaff, AZ 86001-1200
Phone Number:
+1 928-774-6272
Today
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Originally constructed as the Coconino County Hospital for the Indigent in...

Originally constructed as the Coconino County Hospital for the Indigent in 1908, AHS Pioneer Museum offers exhibits on the history of Flagstaff and northern Arizona, demonstrations, workshops, educational tours, monthly special events, and annual festivals. The Flag Wool & Fiber Festival is the first weekend after Memorial Day. The Heritage Festival takes place in October.

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We visited the pioneer museum on our 66 travel we found the museum to most interesting Frindky helpful staff in duty lots to see outside as well small gift shop inside made very... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 6, 2016
SHARON944
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Essington, United Kingdom
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Williamsburg, Virginia
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67 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Arrived around 3:00 PM and was told they were closing in 30 minutes. They didn't charge me admisson, but allowed me to walk through the indoor part of the museum. The draw for me was the suggestion of a Rt 66 exhibit. I must have missed it as there was maybe a single display case on that subject. I have... More 

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Jill_Hough, Museum Operations Specialist at Pioneer Museum, responded to this review

We apologize that your visit to the Arizona Historical Society Pioneer Museum was a disappointment! We strive to make everyone’s museum experience positive. Our hours of operation change seasonally, and we are sorry if there was confusion about our 10-4 winter hours. Visitors coming in 30 minutes before closing are given free entry and are encouraged, if possible, to return... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2016

A self guided tour with examples of early life and plenty of history. The buildings on the grounds were excellent examples of the pioneering spirit that settled the area. The train was pretty awesome as well!

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La Crescenta, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2016 via mobile

The detail of this museum was amazing. My daughter and I had a wonderful time just looking at this collection. So much fun. Great rainy day activity.

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Conyers, GA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2016

Currently they have a review of the mother road, highway 66. But in addition to that, it is located in an historical building that used to be a hospital for the poor. Two floors of antiques related to its personal and Flagstaff history. Outside is a variety of items and buildings. There is a lumber train, what looks to be... More 

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Saint Charles, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016 via mobile

This museum offers a casual, go at your own pace stroll through the history of Flagstaff and surrounding area. It's loaded with artifacts and readings that keeps your attention. The outside grounds has interesting exhibits to visit as well. Worth the money.

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Essington, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016

We visited the pioneer museum on our 66 travel we found the museum to most interesting Frindky helpful staff in duty lots to see outside as well small gift shop inside made very good reading in the pioneer who made there lives in flagstaff

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Fishers, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016

This museum will give you the history of the area. Nothing outstanding but okay for the nominal admission fee. I guess this place used to be a hospital and you get that feeling when you are in there.

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Sun City West, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

Loved the way they used a old sanitarium as a museum interesting history lesson easy walking just a few stairs to 2nd floor bought a combo ticket with Riordan Museum Great Value

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Hudson, Massachusetts
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206 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016 via mobile

A nice place to spend some time on a rainy afternoon. The Route 66 display was fantastic. All the other displays are arranged by years. It was very interested to see an iron lung. The staff is friendly. Unfortunately due to bad weather, we did not go through the outdoor displays.

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Midlothian, Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2016 via mobile

I'm confused about the high reviews. It was ok. I don't think it should have been $6 a person. It had a few interesting things , but I must have had my eyes closed cause I felt like we didn't learn all that much. We kept expecting more. I would not take my kids there.

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