Arizona History Museum

949 E 2nd St, Tucson, AZ 85719 - United States





Smithsonian Affiliate Museum

Celebrate the proud history of southern Arizona by visiting the historic Josias Joesler-designed Arizona History Museum in Tucson. Wonder at the opulence of Spanish colonial treasures, immerse yourself in the adventure of the Wild West, and explore the secrets of an underground mine. Tour through transportation history with stagecoach, a buggy, and a 1923 Studebaker car and discover the stories and artifacts of Geronimo and Wyatt Earp. These and countless other Arizona stories - old and new - await you!

Last admission to the museum will be at 1:45 PM on Museum Day.


In addition to our permanent galleries, special exhibitions include: Los Desconocidos: The Migrant Quilt Project. For centuries, quilting has been used as a way to bring attention to social issues of great significance, such as women’s suffrage. “Los Desconocidos: The Migrant Quilt Project” exhibition features a collection of handmade quilts that memorialize migrants who have died seeking refuge in the United States. Each quilt carries the names of those who have been identified or simply states “desconocido" or “unknown” for those who have not.

Barry Goldwater, K7UGA, On the Air, In the Sky, Behind the Lens invites visitors to view the careful reconstruction of Barry Goldwater’s ham radio station, photographs, and personal memorabilia, and learn more about the personal life and achievements of Goldwater’s life outside of politics.

Participation in Museum Day is open to any tax-exempt or governmental museum or cultural venue on a voluntary basis. Smithsonian magazine encourages museum visitation, but is not responsible for and does not endorse the content of the participating museums and cultural venues, and does not subsidize museums that participate.