The Arizona History Museum, housed in a historic Josias Joesler-designed building, is located near the center of the Tucson Metro area. The museum houses the stories and artifacts of Arizona personalities such as Geronimo and Wyatt Earp, as well as Emperor and Empress Maximilian and Carlota of Mexico. Family-oriented exhibits include a mining tunnel and a hands-on re-creation of 1870s’ Tucson. The museum hosts special lectures and annual events. Home to the Arizona Historical Society library, archives, and artifact collections, it is a destination for researchers of Arizona History.
Hours: Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., Saturday 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Closed on Federal Holidays.
Library and Archives hours: Tuesday-Friday 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., no admission fee.
Arizona Historical Society Research Library and Archives is located within the Arizona History Museum. The library is free to the public and houses thousands of historic documents, photos, newspapers, and more. No appointments are necessary to use the library, but appointments can be made so the librarians can pull your requested documents in advance.
Tuesday – Friday, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
If you have a question or would like to schedule an appointment, please call (520) 617-1157 or email [email protected]
For more information about the Tucson Library and Archives, please visit our Library and Archives page.
Admission: Adults $10, Seniors $8, Student Adult $5, Student Youth (7-17) $4, Child (6 and under) free. Veterans and AHS members free.
The Arizona History Museum is committed to providing a comfortable environment for all visitors to enjoy the facilities.
The museum is located at 949 E. 2nd Street, north of the UA Main Gate area, at 2nd Street and Park Avenue. Validated parking is available at the Main Gate Garage, located on Euclid Avenue and 2nd Street.
The Arizona History Museum is nearby to the Sun Link streetcar stops on University Blvd. at the Main Gate Square. For more information, please check http://www.sunlinkstreetcar.com/.
There are many Sun Tran stops nearby to the museum, please check http://www.suntran.com/ for more information.
Passenger Unload/Load Zone
There is a 15 minute loading zone at the entrance of the museum on 2nd Street. Visitors arriving by vehicle can use this area to use the passenger unload zone, which is by a ramp that leads up to the doors of the museum. Parking is not permitted in this area. Please park in the Main Gate Garage.
There are metered handicapped parking spaces available in front of the museum on 2nd street.
Validated parking is available at the Main Gate Garage, located on Euclid Avenue and 2nd Street. For validated parking, enter the garage from 2nd street and head straight into the section labeled “Arizona History Museum visitors”. You will receive a ticket to enter the parking garage, which you will exchange for an exit pass once you visit the museum.
A wheelchair is available free of charge in a first come, first serve basis. Please ask at the lobby front desk. The museum offers accessible entrances, galleries, elevators, and bathrooms for wheelchair use.
We welcome visitors with trained service animals to the museum.