Arizona Capitol Museum, Phoenix

4.3
#10 of 14 in Museums in Phoenix
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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  • thoroughly enjoyed the history in each room of the capitol museum...just enough to read and see...not overwhelming The building itself was also wonderful.  more »
  • I have been to numerous state capitol buildings and this one didn't measure up to the others. There is a museum inside, but the building didn't have an interesting rotunda. The senate and representati...  more »
  • The ornate banisters inside, the cupola and everything else looks meticulously restored. Grounds are beautiful and very well maintained. Fantastic venue for students as it is an interesting venue to l...  more »
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  • It's a nice museum for anyone who visits Arizona. You can learn a lot about some of the history. Volunteers are helpful and direct where some popular exhibits are. Kind of dirty in some rooms. Overall good experience.
  • Nice museum in the old territorial Capitol building. Good displays and exhibits. Helpful staff. Not one of the prettiest capitol buildings we have seen.
  • Good place to come for a school tour. The class lived the time at the museum and it was perfectly timed with their studies, so in enforces what they have learned. It is always a great opportunity to invest time to understand the history of where you live, no matter your beliefs or parties. Remember who you are and why you are here by understanding the past and how your actions can affect the future.
  • There is a lot of great history. The staff are friendly and the gift shop has some cool things. Everyone should visit this place at least once.
  • Four floors covered in long readings with little thinking behind the flow of the exhibited items. Often, less is more. I would recommend that you focus on specific rooms in your next visit.

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