Welcome to the
Cave Creek Museum

Your Adventure Starts Here

Welcome to the Cave Creek Museum

Your Adventure Starts Here

Your Museum Experience

The Ansbaugh Auditorium is the gateway for your museum experience that leads you to everything the museum offers. Inside you’ll find exhibits of Sonoran Desert life and works by local artists, the Archaeology Wing and the History Wing. The Mini-Wing leads you to the Outdoor Exhibits that include the Golden Reef Stamp Mill, the first church of Cave Creek and the last known original Tubercular Cabin in Arizona.

A must-do is The Arizona Gold Mining Experience with a lively recounting of Cave Creek Mining District’s heyday. Hold onto your hats when the old mine blows its top! Then onto the Golden Reef Stamp Mill where the mountainsides echo when it fires up. Plus more exciting demonstrations. (Check our Events calendar for dates/tickets.)

Don’t forget to stop in the Museum Store offering a unique selection of Arizona gifts where you’ll find something for everyone … even yourself!

Please see our Museum volunteers for any questions during your visit.

Photography is permitted without flash for personal use. Professional photographers, please make arrangements with the Executive Director at 480-488-2764.

April 27: Arizona Gold Mining Experience

May 5: Mother’s Day Tea — FREE

May 11: Arizona Gold Mining Experience

May 11: Gold Fever Adventure – 9 passengers max.

Click below for reservations or visit our Events calendar.

Gold Fever Adventure is an “once-a-month” donation from our dear friends and supporters at Rackensack Canyon Tours.  We are so happy that every month this tour sells out!  GREAT NEWS!  If Gold Fever Adventure (benefiting the Cave Creek Museum) is sold out or the date we are advertising doesn’t work for you—you can still enjoy this thrilling Jeep tour to the top of Continental Mountain and deep into the depths of Rackensack Mine.  Just click on the button to the right to visit Rackensack Canyon Tours to find an available date.  (They have helicopter tours as well!)

And thank you for supporting these wonderful folks who support the Cave Creek Museum!

The Cave Creek Museum is supported in part by an award from the Arizona Commission on the Arts, an agency of the State of Arizona.

Candid helps our Museum showcase its programs and impact.

Museum Events

The Arizona Gold Mining Experience™

April 27 @ 10:00 am - 11:15 am

The Arizona Gold Mining Experience™

May 11 @ 10:00 am - 11:15 am

Gold Fever Adventure

May 11 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

community Partners

Community Partners

We are proud to partner with our local business community! This month we would like to feature Darrell Deopke, Local Real Estate Expert!

Darrell Doepke local real estate agent