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.


Visit “Events” for Details:

November 23 & 24, 2022-Benefit for the Cave Creek Museum at Janey’s Coffee House

December 3-Hiker, Blogger, Author Roger Naylor visits the Cave Creek Museum to speak about his latest book, “Arizona’s Scenic Roads and Hikes”.  Visit events for tickets.

December 10-The ARIZONA GOLD MINING EXPERIENCE!  Tickets required.

December 10-The Boys of D63 at Harold’s-Purchase tickets for this concert through the Museum’s unique link and Harold’s and T2 makes a donation to the Museum.

December 11-Kiwanis’ Family Fun Days- “”A Homesteader Christmas”.  Family fun with crafts, games and good times.

CLOSED: December 24 & 25-Happiest and Safe Holidays to all our Friends!

Museum Events

The Arizona Gold Mining Experience

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


December 10 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

The Arizona Gold Mining Experience

January 14, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 11:15 am

community Partners

Community Partners

We are proud to partner with our local business community! This month we would like to feature Desert Foothills Plumbing, located in Cave Creek!

Desert Foothills Plumbing in Cave Creek