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“wow!!! what a jewel!!”

Jewish History Museum
Ranked #87 of 316 things to do in Tucson
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Reviewed April 20, 2014

who would think that a little museum could contain so much information and awesome displays.
it is amazing that the old pueblo has such a rich Jewish history. easy to find and easy parking too.
just head south on Stone Ave. and you are there! No downtown hassle at all.

3  Thank madeline f
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Reviewed April 12, 2014

We were most impressed with this small, but very informative museum. We learned so much about the impact of the Jewish community on Tucson and the Wild West! There is even a connection to Wyatt Earp and Tombstone! When we visited, there was a fascinating display on the roles of prominent Jewish women.
The ambience, the old synagogue, is a perfect setting for the informative materials.
The docents were helpful and informative.
Worth a visit!

3  Thank learnerWi
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Reviewed January 26, 2014

This was a stop that was filled with history and great information, the guide is most knowledgeable and willing to share it with anyone that wants to listen. The Holocaust Museum was a walking timeline of the many years of death and horror that occurred for so many. Worth the trip to downtown AZ.

3  Thank April R
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Reviewed June 17, 2012

Wow! This is really a wonderful museum with so much history packed into the building that was the original Synagogue in Tucson. It was scheduled for the wrecking ball and 4 local philanthropic people came up with the money to save this treasure. They have restored it to the way it was, but have added so many historical things through the generosity of family members whose parents started the musuem. They seem to have changing exhibits, so check before you go. I read where the museum was just selected as one of the top 10 museums in the West. Be sure to arrange for a tour because the docents are exceptional.

4  Thank jtimbo
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Reviewed April 1, 2012

I work in Tucson and am lucky to visit this wonderful little downtown museum several times a year for their revolving exhibits. The details of daily life for the Jewish merchants, educators and town leaders here 100 years ago were those of everyday experiences for southern Arizonans. Their 1911 time capsule was officially opened in 2011 by Gabrielle Giffords shortly before her tragic day. It gives us a window to a past that was so very different from what we Tucsonans experience today. Docents are usually available to answer your questions. If you're interested in Southwestern life at the time Arizona became a state, you'll enjoy a visit. JewishHistoryMuseum.org

6  Thank Renee N
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