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.

Events coming up in May:
May 13th-Arizona GOLD MINING EXPERIENCE-This program is TO CAPACITY-Please consider AZGME on 5/27/2023
May 19th: Cave Creek Museum Presents: “Cave Creek’s Haunted History”-TO CAPACITY, please join Wait List
May 20th-Cave Creek Museum Presents: “Story of the Unknown Soldier”.  The emotional presentation that is the catalyst for the creation of the Veterans’ Memory Garden at the Cave Creek Museum
May 21st-Kiwanis’ Family Fun Days: “Legends of the West with the Singing Cowboy (and his Trust Steed)!”  Sing-along, Play-along, Enjoy an ice cream Social!
And in June–by popular demand, as April presentation sold-out:
June 3rd: Cave Creek Museum Presents: “Arizona’s Water Part #1”
June 17th: Cave Creek Museum Presents: “Arizona’s Water Part #2”
Pop over to our “Events” page to get registered!  (AZGME & CCMP are filling up fast!)

Museum Events

community Partners

Community Partners

We are proud to partner with our local business community! This month we would like to feature Sundial Pilates!

Sundial Pilates