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“Appreciate downtown Tucson's history in 30 minutes.”

Arizona Historical Society - Downtown History Museum
Ranked #106 of 282 things to do in Tucson
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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 historic Downtown Tucson is also a major feature with displays and artifacts related to theater, music, social clubs, and sports. We currently offer a special exhibit on the John Dillinger gang that includes Dillinger's bullet proof vest. Come check out our brand new gift shop! Admission is always free, donations are always welcome.
Tucson, Arizona
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“Appreciate downtown Tucson's history in 30 minutes.”
Reviewed December 26, 2012

This little museum at 140 N. Stone (right across from the the main library) is excellent! It is well thought out and well laid out. A visitor can, in an half hour or so learn much about how Tucson came to be. The time interval presented is from about 1800 to 1970. The display area is relatively small, about 3500 square feet yet the displays are extensive and informative.
John Dillinger was captured here in 1934 along with 3 other members of the gang. It was a big day for Tucson. All the venues that make up a downtown are treated in photo displays and artifacts. Going through takes about half an hour to 45 minutes, a little longer for serious students of history. It is worth while. We are open Tuesday through Friday, 10AM till 4PM, closed on State Holidays. There is a small fee of 2$ for each Senior or Student and 3$ for each Adult. Age 11 and under is free. Park for 1 hour, free, in the Wells fargo parking lot, bring the ticket to the desk.

Visited December 2012
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