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The 2018/19 season is our 49th year of preserving the artifacts of the prehistory, culture and legacy of the Cave Creek/Carefree foothills area through education, research and interpretive exhibits.

View the Collections of the Cave Creek Museum


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EXPLORE the complexities of the ancient cultures that inhabited the area from approximately the year zero to the present.


LEARN about the vast ranches and rich mining history of the area, the military establishments and our early settlers.

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Outdoor Campus

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STROLL through our campus exhibits and view the Restored 1800s Stamp Mill, our Sonoran Desert Gardens, Tubercular Cabin, and the First Church of Cave Creek.

Featured Exhibits

ADMIRE the paintings of local Artist, Sharon Brening as well as the Black & White photography of Herb Cohen. Other current displays include Medicinal Plants, American Cameras & Desert Ecology.

painting by sharon brening
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Hours & Admission   |   Group Tours   |   Museum Gift Store

So many reasons to come see us!

Take a Video Tour Through the Museum With Executive Director, Karrie Porter Brace

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Sat 15

Adult Discovery Series – Sharon Brening

December 15 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm MST

Our special section for teaching and learning resources.  We have information for Teachers, Lesson Plans, and a Student Activity Book.

Museum Student Activity Book
Recent News
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Read our newsletters and catch up with the latest announcements on our Facebook channel

Show Your Support

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There are many ways to show your support:  Museum Membership;  Become a Volunteer;  Be a Business Sponsor, and more. 

Learn More About Us

Dedicated to preserving the history, culture and legacy of the area, learn more about what Cave Creek Museum has to offer.

Location | Contact

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Find the Museum using our Location Map and directions, or contact us for more information or if you have any questions.