Sharlot Hall Museum is an educational and cultural center, which fosters public and community understanding and appreciation of historical, social, and natural aspects of Arizona, with emphasis on the Central Highlands, and which promotes involvement in and support for research, collections, conservation, exhibits, and related programs. Read More
The Territorial Women's Memorial Rose Garden is dedicated to those women of Arizona who prepared the way for others.
The suggestion that a memorial rose garden be established on the grounds of the Sharlot Hall Museum was first made in 1938 by Mrs. Nick Perkins. Read More
"To the mother that bore my body; to the land that mothered my soul." —dedication from "Cactus and Pine," Sept. 10, 1924 Sharlot Mabridth Hall was an unusual woman for her time: a largely self-educated but highly literate child of the frontier. Born October 27,1870, she traveled with her family from Kansas to the Arizona Territory in 1882. Her impressions of this journey remained with…Read More
In the summer of 1864, workers under Samuel Blair built this log house for the governor's home and office. It is the oldest building associated with Arizona Territory still standing on its original location. Undoubtedly the Mansion escaped demolition because of Sharlot Hall, who founded this Museum in the Governor's Mansion in 1927. Read More
1927 Durant Star Touring Car
The transportation building was constructed in 1937 and served as an automotive repair shop. It holds the Museum’s vehicle collection, which includes a stagecoach used in Tombstone, Arizona (and held up at least one time), a Conestoga wagon once driven from Yuma, Arizona to Massachusetts, and Sharlot Hall’s personal Durant Star Touring car.
Sharlot Hall Museum holds a magnificent collection of more then 400 Native American baskets; most are over 100 years old. "The Baskets Keep Talking" exhibit relates the Yavapai-Prescott Indian tribe’s history and culture through baskets and the stories they reveal.The displayed collection features examples from 25 Arizona tribes and includes an 800-year-old Anasazi basket in excellent condition. Read More
October through April Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sunday: 12 noon - 4 p.m.
The Bashford House & Museum Store is open Monday thru Saturday at 11 a.m. and Sunday at 12 noon, remaining open until 4 p.m. Other Museum buildings begin closing 15 minutes prior to these times.
During the last 30 minutes of daily operations, visitors are not permitted onto Museum Grounds, as there simply is not enough time to fully appreciate and enjoy the Museum Experience during an abbreviated visit.