Flagstaff History & Museums: Flagstaff Arizona Pioneer Museum

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Flagstaff Pioneer Museum

Some say that space is the last frontier and that may be true, but Northern Arizona has a piece of the former last frontier, the Wild West, at the Flagstaff Pioneer Museum. Read More

What can I see and do at the Pioneer Museum?

This small museum housed in the former Coconino County Hospital is filled to the brim with history and accurate exhibits to give you a window into another era. 

  • Get your kicks on Route 66: This exhibit captures Route 66 from 1936 up to 1968 and features artifacts, auto parts and other items from this period. 
  • Poor Farm and Iron Lung Room: Here you’ll find remnants and historic tales of Coconino County Hospital. It features relic farm tools and an iron lung used to treat polio. 
  • Nurse’s Room: This is a preserved room from when the hospital was in use. Often the full time staff consisted of one nurse and this is where the lone nurse hung her coat and burrowed in on cold winter nights. 
  • The Bear at the Top of the Stairs: Just like it sounds, there is a big stuffed Black Bear guarding the museum. He’s been there for over 30 years, such a loyal bear. 
  • Ranching and Logging Exhibit: Featuring vintage pieces from these two industries which were once booming in Northern Arizona, this exhibit is a great place take future ranch hands and current horse lovers. 
  • Arizona Rough Riders: For the war history buff in the bunch there is this exhibit at the Flagstaff Pioneer Museum. It showcases weapons and other military items from the Spanish-American War and Theodore Roosevelt’s Rough Riders, some of whom haled from Flagstaff.

Where is the Pioneer Museum?

2340 N. Fort Valley Road. It’s across the street from the Museum of Northern Arizona.

When is the Pioneer Museum open?

Summer (from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day): Monday-Saturday 9am-5pm, Sunday 10am-4pm. Winter: Monday-Saturday 10am-4pm.

How much does the Pioneer Museum cost?

  • Adults: $6 
  • Ages 65 : $5
  • Adult Students with I.D.: $5
  • Ages 7 – 17: $3
  • Ages 6 and under: Free
  • Free admission the first weekday of each month for AZ residents

Who can I call if I have more questions?

You can the museum at 928-774-6272