Sanguinetti House Museum and Gardens

October 13, 2020
The grounds of the Sanguinetti House Museum & Gardens will open to the public on October 13, Monday – Friday, between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. While the gardens are open, the museum will remain closed and restrooms are not available.

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Experience A New Season of History, Mystery, and Murder!!

Experience A New Season of History, Mystery, and Murder!!

Be our guest at the home of E. F. Sanguinetti. Featured is the mystery-laced exhibition, CLUES: History, Mystery, and Murder. Storyteller tours take visitors room to room, uncovering intriguing curiosities surrounding early Yuma while discovering Yuma's fearless change-makers seated around Sanguinetti's table. And, of course, witness the murder in the Parlor.

The Sanguinetti House Museum & Gardens will be open Tuesdays-Saturdays, 10:00am-3:00pm October 19 through early June.

Tours at the Sanguinetti House Museum

Tours at the Sanguinetti House Museum

Tours available Tuesdays through Saturdays.

Storyteller Tours: 10:15am, 11:15am, 1:15pm, 2:15pm

Lunch Hour Self-Guided Tours: 12:00-1:00pm

General admission for Storyteller Tours: $8, Self-Guided Tours: $6. Seniors (65+) receive $1.00 discount on each.

All Upcoming Tours

All Upcoming Tours

VIEW TOURS!

View all upcoming tours hosted by the Sanguinetti House Museum and Gardens in historic downtown Yuma.
More information: (928) 782-1841 or [email protected]

Toast-A-Ghost Pub Crawl

Toast-A-Ghost Pub Crawl

PURCHASE TICKETS

Come for an evening of haunted history...with a cherry and swizzle stick! Follow the spirits as you traverse from pub to pub through Yuma’s historic downtown with ghost host, Jonathan Close. (January 24, February 28, March 6, April 3)

Ghost Trolley Tours

Ghost Trolley Tours

PURCHASE TICKETS

Join us, if you dare, for a night trolley tour through the streets of Yuma’s historic downtown district. Hear hair-raising stories of murder and mayhem from Yuma’s days of old. (January 3, January 23, February 13, February 27, March 11, March 26, April 9)

Historic Yuma Trolley Tours

Historic Yuma Trolley Tours

PURCHASE TICKETS

Step aboard Yuma’s historic downtown trolley for a whirlwind tour through centuries of history. Hear stories of pioneering families, riverboats, brothels, and booming businesses that once lined Main Street. (January 7, January 21, February 4, February 18, March 3, March 17, April 7, April 21)

Ghost Walking Tours

Ghost Walking Tours

PURCHASE TICKETS

Indulge in an evening of haunted history, where "spirits" are sure to appear. This unique Ghost Walking Tour through Yuma's historic downtown includes a stroll into a local pub for a glass of...spirits. (January 10, February 7, March 20, April 17)

Historic Yuma Walking Tours

Historic Yuma Walking Tours

PURCHASE TICKETS

Lace up your sneakers and enjoy a feet-friendly walking tour of Yuma’s downtown district. Storyteller Steve Cook will highlight historic sites along the way. Get a glimpse of the roads that led to today’s Yuma. A pet-friendly walking tour! (January 14, January 28, February 11, February 25, March 10, March 24)

Thank you to our Sponsors!

Thank you to our Sponsors!

Thank you KAWC and KOFA for supporting the Sanguinetti House Museum & Gardens!

Featured Exhibits

CLUES: History, Mystery, and Murder

CLUES: History, Mystery, and Murder

Opens October 19, 2019
Be our guest at the home of E. F. Sanguinetti. Explore room to room, uncovering intriguing curiosities surrounding early Yuma while discovering Yuma's fearless change-makers seated around Sanguinetti's table. And, of course, witness the murder in the Parlor.

Storyteller Tours: 10:15am, 11:15am, 1:15pm, 2:15pm

Self-Guided Tours: 12:00-1:00pm

Education

Sanguinetti House Museum tours are offered throughout the day. The tour of your choice is included with admission.

  • Guided Museum Tours
    Listen for the steamboat whistle to sound — a guided tour of the Sanguinetti House is about to begin! Entertaining tours led by storytellers are offered hourly for your pleasure. Guided Tour Times: 10:15 a.m., 11:15 a.m., 12:15 p.m., 1:15 p.m., and 2:15 p.m.
    (Tuesday-Saturday)
  • Self-Guided Museum Tours
    Prefer to stroll through the Sanguinetti House at a leisurely pace? Take-in all the sights with a self-guided tour — and treat yourself to a cup of tea along the way.

Group and School Tours:

  • School Tours of Museum
    Children of all ages are welcome at the Sanguinetti House. School tours include hands-on activities such as adobe brick making or candle dipping — and a sweet treat for the trip back to class! Please contact Yanna Kruse at (928) 782-1841 or [email protected] to plan your school tour. Students are $3, chaperones and teachers are free.
  • School Tours of Historic Downtown Yuma
    Students walk from the Sanguinetti House Museum through the streets of downtown Yuma. Our teller will gear stories of Yuma’s 19th century downtown district to students’ grade level to ensure they are interesting and engaging for kids. Tours last one hour. Students will enjoy an ice cream treat at the door of Lutes Casino! Students are $5, chaperones and teachers are free.
  • Group Tours for Adults
    Bring your group to the Sanguinetti House for a tour and travel through time with us. Group tours are pleasantly priced at just $5 per person.

Add an entertainment option to your group tour:

  • Ice Cream in Tea Cups
    Top off your group tour of the museum with a delightful scoop of ice cream served, of course, in vintage tea cups! $10 per person, includes guided tour.
  • Candle Dipping
    Make memories by dipping candles the old fashioned way following your group tour. $10 per person, includes guided tour.

Searching for an enchanted setting to host your wedding ceremony and reception, dinner party, shower, or family gathering? Follow the magic to the Sanguinetti House Museum and Gardens in historic downtown Yuma. Come, find out why the Sanguinetti House Museum is the jewel of historic Yuma.

Visit our Garden Rentals Guide for more information and photographs.

Please contact Yanna Kruse at [email protected] or 928-782-1841 to discuss your special event.


Jack Mellon Mercantile
248 S. Madison Avenue
Yuma, Arizona 85364
(928) 919-8190

Enter the Sanguinetti House Museum though the ever-so-charming Jack Mellon Mercantile!

Wander through three rooms filled to the brim with antiques, one-of-a-kind treasures, a wide array of jewelry and items reminiscent of a bygone era, and one of the finest collections of books on Yuma history.

Named after riverboat captain Jack Mellon, who built the then adobe house in 1873, the Jack Mellon Mercantile, like the Sanguinetti House Museum, is a historical landmark in downtown Yuma.

Proceeds from the Jack Mellon Mercantile help fund Yuma County Historical Society efforts to improve the Sanguinetti House Museum and surrounding gardens.

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