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Pioneer Living History Museum Phoenix

Where is it at?

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Pioneer Living History Museum
3901 West Pioneer Road
Phoenix
AZ
85086
Tel: 623 465-1052

Directions

Located right off the I-17. Follow the signs and they'll take you back in time!

Where are we going today?

Who is ready to go back in time? We are too! How about we go back to...the 1800s? Sound good? The Pioneer Living History Museum is the perfect place to make this happen!

The Pioneer Living History Museum is the perfect Phoenix attraction that can give kids and their families a great time, as well as teach them all about life in the 1800s. What better way to learn than enjoying a hands on experience!

There are over 90 acres at this living museum, filled with authentic historical buildings and historically accurate reproductions. You won't find any cars, or any smog...just everything you would have found in the 19th century.

The museum not only have historical buildings, but they teach you about the lives of real people who lived there. Did you know that a lady called Lily Langtry used to sing in the Opera House? You can see it for yourself!

You can explore the actual cabin that survived the bloodiest range war in the state, and you can even browse through a dress shop from the 1890s. We bet the fashion is slightly different than what you get today!

The Pioneer Living History Museum can really give kids a chance to experience a whole new way of life. They can visit the jail (only temporary!), the sheriff's office and even a blacksmith shop too.

The staff are also in costume, so you will spend the day with lawmen, cowboys, and even those lovely Victoria ladies.

So why not visit the most authentic Old West Town in Arizona. Y'all might just learn something new about life as a buccaneer! Yee Haw!

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How much does it cost?

  • Adults$9
  • Children$7 (Under 18)
  • Free Under: 5 years
LAST UPDATED 2016

When can we go?

9am - 4pm Sept to May 31. 1am - 11am June to Sept

Closed Mondays, Tuesdays, Christmas, New Years, Thanksgiving, Easter

Teachers corner

They offer field trips and special events, so keep checking what fun activities they have! They offer discounts for students, as well as teacher resources to take you back between 1863 and 1912.

I'm Hungry!

They have an amazing Chuck Wagon restaurant to fill those tummies!.

Any Top Tips?

They have fun gunfights during summer Thurs - Sat, at 7:30 PM Thursday, Friday and Saturday. These are included in admission. They are great fun!.

Doing our bit

They have really honored the history within the stories and the buildings, so you know that what you see if factually and historically accurate. A great learning experience. .

Need a little extra help?

If you have special needs, just speak to staff and they will be able to help you .

Can I get one of those?

Their gift shop is filled with something for every one! You can find a nice cook book,dream catcher, or even add to your rock collection. .

What people are saying?

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    This was a very nice educational place. It was interesting to see the how the pioneer village was set up. The volunteers we met were most helpful and informative. The marketing director even stopped and asked how we liked the grounds.

    The restaurant was reasonably priced and the food was good.

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    Pretty interesting, although most of the
    structures are from other locations.

    Friendly informative staff, a little expensive.

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    Stupid

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    Cannot say, arrived us and 3 other families after 2:30. They don't warn not to drive 33 miles to find out this is too late. None of us were admitted! Maybe it is so captivating that 2 hours isn't enough. They seem to think you will be forever in locating and exiting by closing so they could close up for day w/o hassle?

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    I visited Pioneer with my daughter and her class for a field trip yesterday. The experience was awesome. It is so great to be able to see how buildings really were in the old west. I have always wanted to see something like this. I highly suggest taking your kids (ages 10 and up) to see this place. The shoot out skit that the pioneer volunteers put on was very good and teaches gun safety. I wish we could have stayed for a couple more hours. Plan to take our time and bring a sack lunch. It's a great educational experience.

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