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Arizona Historical Society - Downtown History Museum

140 N Stone Ave, In the Wells Fargo Bank building, Tucson, AZ 85701-1502
+1 520-770-1473
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Local at it's Best!

As a tourist in Tucson, and also planning to travel in Arizona, this museum provided a historical... read more

Reviewed 10 March 2017
Bayfield, Canada
nice, quiet, honest history museum.

small museum downtown. staff friendly and helpful. this museum actually covered early Tucson... read more

Reviewed 12 April 2016
Los Angeles, California
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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.
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9 Mar 2017
“Local at it's Best!”
12 Apr 2016
“nice, quiet, honest history museum.”
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
140 N Stone Ave, In the Wells Fargo Bank building, Tucson, AZ 85701-1502
+1 520-770-1473
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Reviewed 10 March 2017

As a tourist in Tucson, and also planning to travel in Arizona, this museum provided a historical foundation for my travels and experiences. It showcases lots of interesting events that took place in Tucson that put it on the map. Public Parking is near by,...More

Thank reekas
Reviewed 12 April 2016

small museum downtown. staff friendly and helpful. this museum actually covered early Tucson history, not only the "American" history that is done by many "historical" societies. bravo.

Reviewed 8 March 2016

An unexpected find and very reasonable admittance. Staff was very friendly and helpful. They have archives, so if you have questions regarding local history and time for research, I would consider this as a resource. It is on a small scale but contains interesting exhibits...More

Thank pam20142016
Reviewed 12 February 2015

A great day trip. Loaded with historical treasures. A must see for those who want to learn more about the local history.

2  Thank Dan C
Reviewed 24 June 2014

We tried to visit the museum on June 3rd (Tuesday) at 10:30am, but they were closed. Also no sign on the front gate to indicate what was going on? Nobody answered the phone # as well. The museum had a brochure that stated the hours...More

1  Thank PacificReview
Reviewed 2 June 2014

This small, well done yet not fancy or glitzy by any means, inexpensive-to-visit museum is located across the street from the downtown library and near the Tucson Art Museum, both of which I also visited on the same trip to this part of Tucson. I...More

3  Thank JTM M
Reviewed 17 May 2014 via mobile

A smaller museum with excellent displays. A great experience that will fill a couple of enjoyable hours of hiding from the sun.

2  Thank JosephInAz
Reviewed 9 June 2013

This was a good little history museum, which I like as it is not overwhelming. Took about 1.5 hours to go through. Good stories, exhibits and facts. Worth a look. By the way there is no downtown in Tucson(except for office buildings) and 4th avenue...More

2  Thank citizenlynn
Reviewed 16 April 2013

This is a great small museum. I recomend it for the whole family. It has enough historical technology to interest children. The information about the capture of Dillinger was much more than I expected. Shows that crime never pays.

1  Thank Randy M
Reviewed 13 April 2013

I am an Arizona native and never realized that this little gem was right there in the middle of downtown Tucson. The day I visited I met the curator on duty, Jim Bleess and the rest is history, he's a hoot! Knowlegeable about his museum...More

Thank Maria D
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