The Sharlot Hall Museum is not only a historic site, but also a heritage campus, featuring 11 exhibit buildings (and 6 of these are historic!) home to more than 40,000 artifacts that tell the story of the states history from a historical, social and natural aspect.
One of the highlighted historic buildings is the Arizona Territorial Governor's Mansion, still standing where it was built in 1864
The first stop on your self-guided tour is the Lawler Exhibit Center, where you can travel back in time 13,000 years to the Paleistocene era, and discover giant beasts who lived around that time.
Kids can learn about the first Americans, and the development of the Prescott Culture, as well as post-Ice Age and first human habitation!
The museum grounds also feature the 1875 Fremont House, built when Prescott was a little over 10 years old, as well as the Victorian era Bashford House
The permanent exhibits within Sharlot Hall Museum explore this rich cultural history, in particular Yavapai County
In addition to the exhibits, the museum offers a "living history" experience, highlighted by themed programs on the second Saturday of the month. Here, costumed interpreters help you experience 19th century life, complete with a Frontier Living Area, Printing Office and School House!
It's a historic experience in Arizona, where you can just imagine what like was like over 100 years ago! Are you ready to jump into those history books kids and experience it first hand?