Scottsdale Historical Museum

Scottsdale Historical Museum

Scottsdale Historical Museum
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This old school house features exhibits on Scottsdale's history, including its founding father Winfield Scott.
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RC T
Grand Junction, CO87 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
Free museum. Video presentation is interesting, but tells you all about people you've never heard of. No mention of the elephant in the room, namely the huge city next door (Phoenix) which is a big part of why there are nearly 5 million residents in the area.
Written 8 May 2023
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Connie T
Brooklyn, NY231 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Friends
This museum is by the Civic Center, just steps away from the Old Town shops. Take a few minutes to learn about founder Winfield Scott, and then have a chair and watch the movie about the Roosevelt Dam and the Salt River Project. Terrific film about construction and how it led to the Valley's development, with comments by Arizona's leading citizens including Justice Sandra Day O'Connor and Senator John Kyl.
Written 9 March 2020
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Nostalgiyeah
Bothell, WA2,050 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Bumped into this museum when I was walking through the old town. This museum, located in a historic brick building, documents the life of early settlers in the Scottsdale area. The building was the original location of the Scottsdale Grammar School, where it functioned for almost half a century. There was an extensive collection of maps and photos of the Scottsdale area in the early 20th century. A special shout-out to the docents, they were knowledgeable and quite willing to explain more about the town of Scottsdale and the story behind some of the pictures of the area exhibited. The diorama of the old classroom was impressive. The admission is free and this museum is worth stopping by if you are in the area.
Written 23 January 2020
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Mister-Markie
San Rafael, CA2,717 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Had a few hours to kill, so swung by here on the recommendation of a friend. Glad I did! Located in a non-descript red brick building just off the Old Town area, this building houses a cute and interesting museum based on Scottsdale's history and some history of the general surrounding areas. The buidling was a schoolhouse at one time, and has been nicely renovated to house this little museum. Docents greet you at the door, and are happy to answer any questions you have. The displays include lots of original items, along with displays of photos, artwork, graphics and descriptions as well. The is a room that represents the old schoolroom look, and another room with a tent set-up just as people would have lived in it many years ago. There is also a room dedicated to the life and history of Chaplain W. Scott, for whom the town is named. Didn't realize he is the same person that Fort W. Scott in San Francisco is named after! Another local (my local!) gem is the original locker used by SF Giants batting coach Dave Righetti when he played out here! Wow - not sure about the dress now located in his locker, though! LOL. The place is small enough to visit in an hour, or take longer if you need the time - there is enough to see!
Written 11 November 2019
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411Shirley
Kenmore, WA635 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
We really enjoyed this little museum. The building used to be the school house so includes a sample classroom you can view. You can even ring the old schoolhouse bell (and it's really loud)! The museum also includes pictures of the town in it's younger years as well as memorabilia. The Museum is free. It's worth a stop.
Written 8 October 2019
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kkstroth
35 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Solo
Charming pictures of school kids and a mock schoolroom, several pioneer and founding families’ displays... but what caught my attention, was a video and displays on the building and significance of the Roosevelt Dam!!
Written 29 September 2019
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Bigbootyfoody
Paradise Valley, AZ80 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Friends
My uncle is a farmer in Wisconsin and he was blown away by how little everyone paid for land less than 100 years ago, lots of history here in a small place
Written 28 May 2019
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GiGiWest23
Indianapolis, IN90 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
This was a hidden find for us on our last day. We walked the area and needed the restroom when we found this great little museum. The staff was very nice and provided other details as people walked around. It was free and was would have still been a deal if there was a small fee.
Written 15 May 2019
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CaliforniaExplored
Roseville, CA150 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Family
Super quick visit is a must!

Located in Old Town Scottsdale’s Civic Center, a brief and free tour of this Historical Society building (The Little Red Schoolhouse, circa 1910) brings visitors quickly up to speed on the origins and growth of Scottsdale. The leisurely and self-guided tour is entertaining and fun. Estimated time is approximately 10-30 minutes.

Staff were super friendly and fun!
Written 7 May 2019
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Louvain71
Scottsdale, AZ490 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Couples
We live here and have walked by many times on the way in to a art show at civic center. This time we went in and we found it to be very interesting to see what things were like at the turn of the century. The museum was actually busy with tourists. Glad we went. It will only take a few munites of your time and it will be enjoyable,
Written 17 February 2019
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