Arizona Historical Society - AHS, Tucson
The Arizona Historical Society Museum has several displays showing how life was in Tucson of the past to include: the Hotel Orndorff established in Tucson in 1856; the facade of "The Owls Club" a social club of wealthy and influential bachelors in the 1800s; and rooms from a pioneer home. They also had Geronimo's Rifle but I did not get a picture of that.
The Arizona Historical Society has an impressive collection of items about the history of Arizona in general with an emphasis on the Tucson Area. They have a variety of exhibits, some of which I will show you on the following tips. They also have a Museum Store open 11AM to 3PM Monday through Thursday and 11AM to 4PM Friday and Saturday. It is closed on Sundays. Entrance to the museum costs $5 for adults and $4 for seniors, military, and kids 12 to 18. Kids 11 and under are free. Free admission the first Saturday of the month. Great place to take the kids!
This marvelous museum is opposite the main gate of the Univerity of Arizona. Inside, once can trace the history of Tucson from its earliest times to the early 20th century. Major exhibits focus on the evolution of transportation, Mining in the area and how life was in the 1870s. There is a small admission charge.
Another smaller museum also run by the Historical Society is located in the Downtown Area.
Kids of all ages will enjoy the hands-on displays in the museum. This display shows you what it was like to live in an 1870s ranch in Tucson.
Kids of all ages will enjoy the hands-on displays in the museum. This display shows you what it was like to be a Native American here in the 1800s.
The Arizona Historical Society also had a nice display of changes in transportation in Tucson through the years.
This museum details the history of Tucson from the first Presidio and Mission to modern day Tucson. Very convenient to the Arizona State Museum.