The Sharlot Hall Museum invites you to explore the colorful panorama of Central Arizona's History. The Museum's nine buildings and four special gardens (including our famous Territorial Women's Rose Garden) illuminate a period spanning the years from before the founding of Prescott in 1864 to the present. Our exhibits include the following:
Get to know Museum founder Sharlot Mabridth Hall through an exhibit revealing her life and passions. She was a woman ahead of her times in many ways, yet with a keen sense of history.
The crown jewel of the Museum grounds is the original Arizona territorial Governor's Mansion, proudly standing in the same place where it was built in 1864. It is the Museum's original home.
The Museum's promary exhibits and dioramas are housed in the Sharlot Hall Building, built in 1936 as a project of the Civil Works Administration. This building also served as Sharlot Hall's home for a period.
The Bashford House is a Victorian treasure that houses the Museum's gift store, Sharlot's Timesless Treasures. It is the only one of Prescott's many Victorian houses that is regularly open to the public.
The Museum's collection of Native American baskets is a must-see, with dozens of beautiful baskets on display in "The Baskets Keep Talking" exhibit.
From a vintage stagecoach to Sharlot Hall's own 1927 Durant Star Touring Car, the Transportation Exhibit will stir the imagination of visitors of every age.
In "Skyviews: Aerial Townscapes of Prescott, 1868 to Present" the Museum has put together a collection of old and new aerial views of Prescott that reveal how much the area has changed over the decades.
The museum is worth the visit. Great history on the Prescott area!
Yavapai County Courthouse
Downtown Prescott has a huge courthouse square. This is the County Courthouse of Yavapai County.
Back at the campground the quail come out at sunset.