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Arizona Capitol Museum

1700 W Washington St, Phoenix, AZ 85007-2812
+1 602-926-3620
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Celebrating Arizona's vibrant cultural heritage through history! Housed in the restored Capitol Building, this museum presents programs and exhibits about the government of the Arizona Territory and the early days of statehood. Always FREE Admission Open: Monday through Friday 9am - 4pm
  • Excellent41%
  • Very good46%
  • Average13%
  • Poor0%
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1700 W Washington St, Phoenix, AZ 85007-2812
Central City
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Reviewed 2 days ago

More than just a state capitol. Inside is a museum that has exhibits spread out over several floors. We had a self-guided tour. Each exhibit had bits of information to read. Very interesting, especially the exhibit of the battleship Arizona. Very informative. You also got...More

Thank Huskies74
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The 1901 Arizona Capitol Museum is something I'd recommend every Arizonan visit no matter how far away they live in our vast state. The architecture alone is endearing and elegant. It speaks to a simpler time when state government was small and citizens could easily...More

Thank Peter C
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited this indoor/outdoor museum and memorial with a friend who highly recommended it, and I was not disappointed. The old capitol has been transformed into a museum not only of its own history, but several other things such as the battleship Arizona memorial. Outside...More

Thank Stephen A
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My Dad always likes to check out the state capital buildings when we are on vacation. I enjoyed the silver service from the USS Arizona and loved reading the nameplates on the old desks. The old fashioned job titles where so funny.

Thank hungryhokie
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were there when the legislature was in session so had to park a couple blocks away but still found free on street parking without too much trouble. Museum is free, volunteer greeting us at info station was very friendly and helpful! Lovely rose garden...More

Thank LisaAS6427PG
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been to over 40 Capitols many of which have some state history; although most have a separate state museum. It was okay but not spectacular. The best was actually the silver service pieces that belonged to the USS Arizona and interesting history about...More

Thank Jvogle
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When visiting Phoenix, Arizona you must visit the Arizona Capitol Museum. The Arizona State Capitol was built in 1901. Initially all three branches of the new state government occupied the four floors of the statehouse. You can visit the original historic House Chamber and House...More

Thank Tony S
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Reviewed 15 January 2018

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.

1  Thank Carol K
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Reviewed 1 January 2018

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 representative rooms were the old rooms. The new rooms were unavailable. There...More

1  Thank Jerome M
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Reviewed 20 December 2017

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 learn about Arizona's evolving history and laws.No entrance fee, open 9am-4pm Mondays - Fridays. A...More

1  Thank AdventurousRetirees
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Sheri443
26 July 2017|
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Response from Cathy M | Reviewed this property |
The museum is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. It is closed on state holidays. So it would NOT be open that day.
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9 May 2017|
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Response from MartyG60950 | Reviewed this property |
I do not know about the availability of wheelchairs, but I do know that it is accessible. My wife uses a walker and did not have any problem. We did a self guided tour without having advance reservations. Perhaps the museum... More
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