Four acres. Eleven buildings.
In 1928, a remarkable woman named Sharlot Hall saw the need to preserve Arizona’s cultural heritage. Today, her vision has grown into a lush campus of 11 exhibit buildings—eight of which are historic, with one included on the National Register of Historic Places. We invite you to explore these unique pieces of our collection.
An early Prescott residence, the Bashford House now houses the Museum Store.
Sharlot Hall Building
This structure was built in 1936 as a project of the Civil Works Administration, and functions as the Museum’s main exhibit hall.
Titled as such due to its original owner’s dismal cooking abilities, Fort Misery is thought to be the oldest surviving log cabin in Arizona
The Ranch House was built in 1936 to allow visitors to experience in an authentic way what homes for early Arizona settlers would have been like.
A replica of Prescott’s first schoolhouse, this small cabin explores in frontier Arizona.
Lawler Exhibit Center
Our main exhibit hall, find displays on Sharlot’s life, Arizona’s prehistory, and the latest traveling exhibit here.
The Transportation Building houses the Museum’s “rolling stock,” from a vintage stagecoach to Sharlot Hall’s own 1927 Durant Star Touring Car.
Territorial Women's Memorial Rose Garden
Over 400 rose bushes honor Arizona’s pioneer women in a special garden. Read their biographies at the Rose Garden Discovery Kiosk in the Sharlot Hall Building or online at our Research Center website.