Friday, July 26, 2013
Arizona Historical Society Museum Tucson, Arizona July 16, 2013
From now on this blog will mostly center on Arizona's museums, history and hiking adventures.
Location and General Information: At the southern end of the University of Arizona (UA) on East 2nd Street is the Arizona Historical Society Museum. Exhibits in the museum trace Arizona's history from its founding through the Apache Wars to present day. A huge section is devoted to Tucson's history as well as mining. If you want to read everything I would allocate at least two hours to the museum. Displays are well done and very informative. The Arizona Historical Society has also preserved many original documents in an archival library used by researchers.
Entrance fees and hours: It cost $5 per person to visit. The museum is open Monday-Saturday 10-4 pm. Parking on campus when UA is in session is very difficult I would suggest parking at the Tyndall Parking Garage or walking to campus. In future it will be possible to ride a trolley to University Avenue from downtown. This system is almost complete with test runs scheduled to take place soon.