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Arizona Capitol Museum

1700 W Washington St, Phoenix, AZ 85007-2812
+1 602-926-3620
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Celebrating Arizona's vibrant cultural heritage through history! Housed in the restored Capitol Building, this museum presents programs and exhibits about the government of the Arizona Territory and the early days of statehood. Always FREE Admission Open: Monday through Friday 9am - 4pm
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1700 W Washington St, Phoenix, AZ 85007-2812
Central City
+1 602-926-3620
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed our visit to the Capital building. The staff was very friendly and helpful. All the scheduled tours were busy so we were given a four page booklet and turned loose to wander the building. It seems much older than some of the Capital...More

Thank Greg R
Reviewed 1 week ago

WE visited this area while on a visit with friends. It's a nice area out front and the inside is welcoming. Tons of history displayed. Little gift shop to get souvenirs. FYI bring pennys to make the squished penny souvenir.

Thank Charmed4blue
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The building looks and feels old - for the USA. Not like any other Capital building we have visited. There is information on such diverse subjects as the Magna Carta, democracy , Mitanda Rights and the state of Arizona.

Thank Richard S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took a tour of the Capitol Building and grounds. This was a great visit. There are so many wonderful monuments on site honoring Arizona veterans from World War II, Korea, Vietnam, the USS Arizona ( sunk at Pearly Harbor) and a memorial to the...More

Thank journeymaid48
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Found this state Capitol much more modest than others that we have visited. The museum itself had lots of interesting parts to it. It gives information on how the Magna Carta was used to design laws, interesting facts eg about Miranda, and background on the...More

Thank Robert H
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Arizona Capital Museum is located near Downtown Phoenix. The museum is free and chronicles the history of Arizona's struggle to become a state. The grounds are picturesque and the building are classic in their design. Jolly Chris.

Reviewed 9 October 2017

We enjoyed walking the grounds in front of the State Capitol. There are plenty of photo opportunities such as the USS Arizona anchor and the large gun barrels from the USS Arizona and USS Missouri. The location was a good place to relax and get...More

Thank Lghtspeed
Reviewed 7 October 2017

Looking for a place to learn about Arizona history this is the place to go. Entry is free as is parking. The building is the old capital building and each of the four floors provides a lesson in the founding of the state and the...More

Thank Ward409
Reviewed 15 August 2017

I stopped here on my drive out west to take some quick photographs and check Arizona off of my list of capitol buildings visited. The grounds here are fun to walk around I just don't recommend doing this when it's 110 degrees outside. A great...More

Reviewed 26 July 2017

We went through the museum in a few hours during a rainy day in Phoenix. This is a lesson in Arizona history and it is only paid for with donations. This is spectacular architectural four story dome with a lot of information about heros from...More

Thank waynesunne
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26 July 2017|
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Response from Cathy M | Reviewed this property |
The museum is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. It is closed on state holidays. So it would NOT be open that day.
10 May 2017|
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Response from MartyG60950 | Reviewed this property |
I do not know about the availability of wheelchairs, but I do know that it is accessible. My wife uses a walker and did not have any problem. We did a self guided tour without having advance reservations. Perhaps the museum... More