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“Lots to see but not what I was expecting”

Sharlot Hall Museum
Ranked #3 of 71 things to do in Prescott
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: An educational and cultural center featuring the historical, social and natural aspects of Arizona, with emphasis on the Central Highlands... a heritage and historical site with 11 exhibit buildings (five historical), a research center for collections and conservation of artifacts, and a year 'round calendar of rotating and permanent exhibits, and related educational and cultural programs. Open 362 days a year, and presenting the area's culture from the Pleistocene Epoch (14,000 years ago) to the present.
Reviewed November 7, 2013

Much is said in the literature around town about Sharot Hall's collections of historical artifacts. I was disappointed that most of these are not on display, I asked about her collection of saddles and branding irons and was told that they are "too valuable" and are most likely in the archives. Much of what is seen are re-creations of things, some are actuals. It's a nice area to visit and nice grounds, just wasn't what I thought I would see.

Thank Seasonista
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Reviewed November 6, 2013

Thank God that Sharlot was such a strong woman for her time. She fought to preserve the history of Prescott. Beautifully presented and the volunteers were so knowledgable. Lovely!

Thank lynwayget
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Reviewed November 5, 2013

The best thing about Sharlot Hall Museum are the beautifully restored and maintained buildings that house its exhibits. With a nice mix of Victorian homes and log cabins, you get a really good sense for what life was like in this frontier town 100+ years ago. Within the buildings you will find an extensive collection of artifacts. The native basket display is quite impressive. The wreath made from female hair was strangely fascinating. You'll also find what is apparently the most prized artifact in Prescott history - proof that they do indeed host the world's oldest rodeo.

Thank Heather L
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Reviewed November 1, 2013

Although we knew we'd visit Sharlot Hall while in Prescott, we weren't prepared to see so much in one small space! Permanent exhibits include three houses from different periods of AZ history, local Prescott history, and a superb interpretive collection of Native American basketry. On the day we visited, the museum was also displaying quilts crafted for the Arizona statehood centennial -- a bonus! The grounds are beautifully landscaped and provided a lovely setting for a rest between exhibits. Just a block or two from the historic downtown area, Sharlot Hall is a must-see when you visit Prescott.

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Reviewed October 17, 2013

Quite a bit of information for a small area. Helpful docents throughout the key buildings, willing to answer any questions you might have. A short film on Prescott's history was interesting as was the latest exhibit. Plenty to keep you busy for several hours.

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