Cave Creek Museum

6140 E Skyline Drive, Cave Creek, AZ 85331 - United States





Cave Creek Museum will only be open on Saturday, April 4th for Museum Day!

From horse soldiers to resort developments-- the northern Sonoran Desert has been a spectacle of historic and prehistoric dimensions. Set in the shadow of looming Black Mountain, the Museum honors the past celebrated in the present. Thousands of years ago, Hohokam farmers dug 2,000 miles of irrigation canals to water their crops. Tools, pottery, jewelry, and other artifacts in the Museum collection give insight into these productive, innovative people.

In the late 1800's, people returned again to farm, ranch and prospect for gold, silver, copper, jasper and other mineral riches. See the implements, home goods and special exhibits describing the lives and experiences of our most recent predecessors.

The first church of Cave Creek and the last tubercular cabin in the state, which is on the National Register of Historic Places, and the Golden Reef Stamp Mill are among the campus exhibits.

Cave Creek Museum Docents share anecdotes and additional information to enrich the extensive exhibits and your experience---or enjoy the Museum on your own.

The spectacular history of the northern Sonoran Desert is yours to see and enjoy at the Cave Creek Museum.


We open new exhibits for the season which include:

Gerry Jones' Retrospective: From Mid-Century to Modern

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