Please note that the Arizona History Museum and library are temporarily closed for maintenance and will reopen on January 23, 2024.
The Arizona History Museum (Main Museum)
Celebrate the proud history of southern Arizona by visiting the historic Josias- Joesler-designed Arizona History Museum in Tucson. Located near the center of the Tucson Metro area, experience the stories and artifacts of Arizona personalities such as Geronimo and Wyatt Earp, as well as Emperor and Empress Maximilian and Carlota of Mexico. Families and kids will enjoy going back in time to explore the mining tunnel and a hands-on 1870s’ Tucson exhibit.
Part of the Arizona Historical Society (AHS), The Arizona History Museum is also home to a library, archives, and artifact collections. Located near the U of A campus on 2nd Street and Park, the museum is a destination for lovers and researchers of Arizona History.
Downtown History Museum
Explore downtown Tucson history at The Downtown History Museum located at 140 N Stone Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85701. The AHS Downtown Museum exhibits depict early Tucson businesses and homes, including drugstores, police and fire departments, and the Romero barbershop.
Fort Lowell Museum
The Fort Lowell Museum is located at 2900 N Craycroft Road, Tucson, AZ, 85712 and is a part of the Arizona Historical Society and is located at the historic Fort Lowell Encampment.The Fort Lowell Museum is located in the reconstructed Commanding Officer’s quarters of Old Fort Lowell, originally established in 1873. The museum features exhibits about military life on the Arizona frontier.
Sosa-Carrillo House Museum
Located at 151 S. Granada, Tucson, AZ, 85701, the Sosa-Carrillo House is now the Mexican-American Heritage and History Museum. Part of the Arizona Historical Society, the house is home to Borderlands Theatre Company and Los Descendientes. The historic adobe Sosa-Carrillo House was built in the 1870's and was a cherished home to the family of Leopoldo Carrillo for multiple generations.