Collections

The Museum’s interior exhibits are housed in the Central Ansbaugh Auditorium, Pioneer Wing, Archaeology Wing, and the Mini-Wing. The Museum’s exterior exhibits are located through the double doors next to the Mini-Wing on the West side of the Museum.

Learn more about the exhibits in each location;

Archaeology – The Archaeology Wing provides dramatic displays that explore the complexities of the ancient cultures that inhabited the area from approximately the year zero to the present.
Historic – Featuring artifacts from Cave Creek’s mining, military, settler and ranching days. Plus textiles, oil paintings, jewelry and sculptures.
Garden – The grounds of the museum are host to a number of classic vegetation of the Sonoran Desert
Library – We maintain a collection of photos, articles and books for public, in-house use.
Stamp Mill Project – in the early 1900s a new ten-stamp mill was purchased and this one now resides at the Museum, just 5.2 miles from where she toiled so gallantly on Continental Mountain.
Outdoor Exhibits – The Golden Reef Stamp Mill, the Tubercular Cabin, and the historic First Church of Cave Creek are part of the outdoor exhibits.

Arizona Quilt Documentation Project – View our quilts on display and find out their history on the Quilt Index website.

Our Gallery Guide also contains information about the Museum and exhibits.

 

Physical Address
6140 E Skyline Drive
Cave Creek AZ 85327 (Map)
Phone: (480) 488-2764

Mailing Address
PO Box 1
Cave Creek AZ 85327

Hours
Open October through May:
Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday - 1:00pm - 4:30pm
Friday - 10:00am - 4:30pm
Monday - CLOSED
Tuesday - CLOSED