Arizona Capitol Museum, Phoenix

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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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  • August 15, 2017
    I stopped here on my drive out west to take some quick photographs and check Arizona off of my list of capitol buildings visited. The grounds here are fun to walk around I just don't recommend doing t...  more »
  • July 25, 2017
    We went through the museum in a few hours during a rainy day in Phoenix. This is a lesson in Arizona history and it is only paid for with donations. This is spectacular architectural four story dome w...  more »
  • July 23, 2017
    The Arizona State Capitol is a nice stop in Phoenix. They have free parking in front of the capital, but it was all taken by the evil media when I went so I had to pay to park on the street a few bloc...  more »
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  • June 4, 2017
    Interesting opportunity to view a historic state capitol building. Good for groups of all ages, with motorcoach parking directly in front. Could use a walking guide booklet to facilitate more info.
  • June 10, 2017
    Our family enjoyed a visit. Easy parking, beautiful grounds and a remarkable building. Period furnishings and a lot of history. Worth the time.
  • December 20, 2016
    Most state capitols have walking tours of their active capitol building. Phoenix is unique in that the tour is of the former building; the active government buildings have been built up and around the original state house and it has been converted to a lovely museum. However, you can view the current house and senate chambers (each located in their own buildings on either side of the grounds) from the galleries -- just ask a guide or security guard. Arizona's state house is one of the smaller in the USA, but is charming and they've converted it into a fantastic museum covering many different areas of the state's history. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit and were pleased to see Arizona citizens participating in government and exercising their right to protest.
  • April 22, 2017
    It's a great place to visit and learn the history of the state of Arizona. The settings are easy to read, to access and to feel about the past. The build is awesome, highly artistically design and well maintained.
  • June 3, 2017
    The first floor is pretty amazing, but as you go up it loses quality. Decent look at the interesting and colorful history of AZ.

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