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Arizona Capitol Museum, Phoenix

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
Inspirock Rating:
4.3/5 based on 100+ reviews on the web
The Arizona Capitol Museum receives little funding from the State of Arizona for preservation, restoration and exhibitions. As a result the Arizona Capitol Museum Guild helps to support the Arizona Capitol Museum's mission statement of: Connecting people to Arizona government – Past and Present.

The Arizona Capitol Museum Guild does this through volunteerism, financial assistance, staff support and community involvement. The Arizona Capitol Museum Guild is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization, that is able to accept tax deducible donations for the Arizona Capitol Museum, so that they may continue to provide a great free guest experience.

The Arizona Capitol Museum Guild also sponsors several museum activities, including but not limited to: Receptions, Special Events, Volunteer Activities, Artifact Conservation, Education and Exhibit Programs.
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  • State capitols are all museums of state history. Some are gorgeous; some more historic in their look. This one combines both and has a well planned self guided tour. I like state capitols, because I l...  read more »
  • Our tour driver recommended stopping in this museum. It contains the sliverware from the USS Arizona. When the Arizona went down in the Second World War, the silverware was not on the ship because it ...  read more »
  • Great for kids. Great informative staff good place to picnic and learn a lot. A lot of history in a beautiful setting 
  • It's a great place for learning about Arizona's history. Guided tours are free; I'd suggest checking this place out. It's incredible! You can also sit in the rafters of the senate house and the legislative house situated in the buildings on either side of the museum. It's a great experience. Thanks to Sen. Smith and Reps. Finchem and Leach for the amazing behind-the-scenes tour you gave me and my family!
  • The Arizona Capitol Museum is the original building that housed the capitol. Being able to go into many areas that now house amazing items in the museums collection is very worthwhile. Spending time here was something that I look forward to doing again when I'm back in Phoenix, AZ. The ground floor wing to the left when you first walk in that focuses on the U.S. military was amazing. Very family oriented museum that had no cost to tour when I was there.
  • If you like history and want to kill a couple hours this is so very worth it. The park ia very pretty too.
  • Very interesting exhibits, and history. If you get the chance, stop in and have a look around. There are a few activities for the kids, a giant Lego flag, and we managed to track down a picture of a relative from a long time ago.
  • Great place to learn about Arizona's history for free. Easy parking and well-kept grounds. Lots of interesting corners full of fun facts about things like how Arizona became a state and the people who run it. Easy to spend a couple of hours.
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