Arizona Capitol Museum

Arizona Capitol Museum

Celebrating Arizona’s vibrant cultural heritage through history.

Welcome to the Arizona Capitol Museum, the last home for Arizona's territorial government until Arizona became a state in 1912.

This structure was first founded in 1901, designed in the neoclassical style by architect James Riely Gordon. It serves as a symbol of the state's vast and colorful history, offering guests a peek into the old statehouse chambers and governor's office. There are several authentic educational experiences offered at the museum today, including the following:

  • See the Arizona Flag created from 113,998 lego bricks (one for each mile in the state)
  • Visit Arizona Takes Shape and trace Arizona government from territorial times to statehood, and on to the present day
  • Learn how the Arizona Constitution continues to drive our state government
  • Explore the Capitol Mall and Wesley Bolin Plaza monuments

Take a 45-minute guided or school tour during your visit and see the North Wing exhibits, offering visibility to political, social, cultural, environmental, and economic history. There are several exhibits within, including USS Arizona: Flagship of the Fleet, Arizona Takes Shape, Governor's Office, Minerals of Arizona's Historic Mining Community, Historic House Chamber, and much more (over 20 exhibition areas total).

Before you leave be sure to stop at the onsite Museum Store featuring authentic Arizona Products and/or grab a pick me up from Cafe Arizona onsite.

'From Family Fun Day on Saturdays (September through May) to special exhibit openings and historic events, there is always something happening at the Arizona Capitol Museum.'