Tempe History Museum

809 E Southern Avenue, Tempe, AZ 85282 - United States




Free Everyday

Tempe History Museum explores the Tempe’s identity and builds connections between residents and their community. Our museum is a stimulating public forum acting as a catalyst for lively dialogue. We work together with Tempe’s diverse residents to preserve and share their stories.

The museum explores Tempe history through collections, research services, exhibits, and programs that captivate and connect with audiences throughout the community and beyond. Tempe History Museum’s mission is to provide a place where the community comes together to explore Tempe’s past, share its present and imagine its future.

Visit Tempe History Museum during regular hours and during after-hours events and programs. Check the events calendar for details: www.tempe.gov/museumevents or follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TempeHistoryMuseum


Tempe History Museum features exhibits about Tempe, Arizona and the surrounding region. "Building Our Community" focuses on the pioneer settlement era, "Living Together" highlights some of the triumphs and challenges of our diverse community, "College Town" tells of the long-standing relationship of Tempe to Arizona State University, "Surviving in the Desert" shows how people have interacted with, adapted to and changed the desert environment and "Kid's Place" is an interactive area with activity zones for kids, small and large.

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