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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
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1700 W Washington St, Phoenix, AZ 85007-2812
Central City
+1 602-926-3620
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Arizona Capital Museum is located near Downtown Phoenix. The museum is free and chronicles the history of Arizona's struggle to become a state. The grounds are picturesque and the building are classic in their design. Jolly Chris.

Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed walking the grounds in front of the State Capitol. There are plenty of photo opportunities such as the USS Arizona anchor and the large gun barrels from the USS Arizona and USS Missouri. The location was a good place to relax and get...More

Thank Lghtspeed
Reviewed 1 week ago

Looking for a place to learn about Arizona history this is the place to go. Entry is free as is parking. The building is the old capital building and each of the four floors provides a lesson in the founding of the state and the...More

Thank Ward409
Reviewed 15 August 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 this when it's 110 degrees outside. A great...More

Reviewed 26 July 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 with a lot of information about heros from...More

Thank waynesunne
Reviewed 24 July 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 blocks away....More

Thank jjctraveler
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

We were first here in 2012 during the centennial. The building itself is a must see, let alone all of the history contained within. I'm a history buff (degree in history) and was pleasantly surprised by the amount and quality of displays. My wife has...More

Thank gary b
Reviewed 8 June 2017

Free to tour museum. Great building with interesting exibits and facts about Arizona legislatures. Good gift shop and cafe.

Thank Debbie3358
AZCM, AZCM at Arizona Capitol Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2017

Thank you so much for your review, and we are so happy you enjoyed the exhibits! WE hope to see you again soon for another visit.

Reviewed 2 June 2017

The Arizona Capitol Museum is situated in the Old State Capitol that served Arizona from Territorial times to the 1960s. The legislative halls and Supreme Court Courtroom are open for tours and rooms present displays of aspects of Arizona history. If possible, vie a legislative...More

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AZCM, AZCM at Arizona Capitol Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2017

Thank you so much for your review, we are so glad you had the chance to explore the whole Arizona Capitol complex! We try our best to educate all our visitors about our journey from becoming a Territory to statehood, and it sounds like you...More

Reviewed 27 May 2017

This museum was my goal today and I was not disappointed. I could have easily have spent more time there. As it was, I took a cursory walk through and it was a good couple of hours. The 'Merci Train' exhibit was a highlight for...More

Thank CharmedandLovingIt
AZCM, AZCM at Arizona Capitol Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2017

We are so happy that you enjoyed your time with us at the Arizona Capitol museum, and got a chance to relax in the coffee shop. Also, thank you for pointing out that we are a free museum to our future visitors! Thank you for...More

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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.
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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