Visit the Cave Creek Museum

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The Cave Creek Museum is open for visitors October thru May


Please … No Pets Allowed
(Except Trained Service Animals)


Open October through May:
Wednesday: 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Thursday: 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Friday: 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

(Closed weekends until further notice)

Closed Holidays: Easter, Observed Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s Day


Adults $7.00
Seniors $5.00
Students 12 and over, $5.00
Children Under 12, FREE


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Cave Creek Museum is Wheelchair Accessible

Museum Orientation

The Museum’s interior exhibits are located in four areas: Central Ansbaugh Auditorium, the Archaeology Wing, the Pioneer Wing and the “Mini-wing.”  For more details on the exhibits in each area, download a copy of the Museum’s Gallery Guide.

Exiting the building through the mini-wing, you will find outdoor exhibits that include ranch implements and other large tools, the gazebo, the first church of Cave Creek and the last known original Tubercular Cabin in Arizona, which is on the National Register of Historic Buildings.

North of the front steps, find the miner’s arrastre, an authentic, recovered mill for crushing ore. At the front entry, explore the desert garden with plants identified.

The Museum Store is conveniently located between the Ansbaugh Auditorium and the Archaeology Wing, offering unique Arizona gifts and an extensive selection of books that capture life in the Southwest.

Photography for personal memories are acceptable without a flash. Professional photographers please make arrangements with the Executive Director at 480-488-2764

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Visitor Services

Children and Adult Tours are available throughout the year.  Please call 480-488-2764 to schedule.

Group Tours

The Museum is available to host group tours. Tours may be arranged during or outside of normal hours of operation.  If you are interested in arranging a group tour or wish to learn more, please call 480-488-2764.

Event Hosting

The Museum’s popular historic church is well-suited for smaller scale weddings, baptisms and memorials at a very affordable price.  And our location provides an intimate, historic, low-key and unique setting for your event.

Museum Store

While visiting the Museum, be sure to stop by our store.  You can get something to commemorate your visit, pick up a gift or buy a book to further explore an area of interest.

The Museum Store features an array of fascinating books covering local history, characters, events and archaeology. You’ll also find jewelry, clothing, hats, postcards, mementos, children’s items and much more.

Best of all, you do not have to pay sales tax on your purchase (which represents a savings of roughly 10%). Members also receive an additional 10% discount.


Frequently Asked Questions

Cave Creek Museum is open October 1st to May 31st. Our current museum hours are:

Wednesdays and Thursdays: 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Fridays: 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

Every second Saturday and Sunday of the month: 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

We are closed Easter, Memorial Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s Day.

The admission fees are $7 per adult, $5 per seniors and students, and children 12 and under are free.

Cave Creek Museum is wheelchair accessible. Our back entrance has a pathway and handicap parking. We also have a handicap bathroom.

Cave Creek Museum staff and board have worked hard to reopen safely and follow CDC Guidelines. Please see our COVID-19 Procedures pop up on our website’s home page.

Trained service animals are allowed in the Museum. However, pets are not allowed inside the Museum. Guests are more than welcome to walk their dogs outside to see the Museum outdoor exhibits.

Please call the Museum’s main line, 480-488-2764, to speak to our curator.

Please call the Museum’s main line, 480-488-2764, to speak to our Museum Program Coordinator.

Guests are allowed to take photos and videos of the Museum Galleries. However, we ask that you do not use flash and to tag the Museum’s social media accounts on any photos you take.

By shopping at the Museum Store you not only receive great value but you also have the satisfaction of further supporting the Museum.   Thank you!