01 Jun
10:00 AM
5:00 PM

Folk Arts Fair

Crafts and activities from-the-past, plus frontier family amusements, highlight events at the 46th Annual Folk Arts Fair, on Saturday and Sunday, June 1 and 2, 2019, at Sharlot Hall Museum. Discover a simpler time while... Learn More
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An Arizona History Adventure

As both an historic site and a heritage campus, Sharlot Hall Museum is the “Crown Jewel” of Northern Arizona with its 11 exhibit buildings (six of which are historic), more than 40,000 artifacts, and thousands of documents, photos, images and maps in its archives. Enjoy an “Arizona History Adventure” at this research center, educational facility, and park-like cultural center resplendent with frontier heritage that portrays the Territorial times in the small-town, high-country environs of Prescott.


Sharlot Hall Museum is an educational and cultural center, which fosters public and community understanding and appreciation of historical, social, and natural aspects of Arizona, with emphasis on the Central Highlands, and which promotes involvement in and support for research, collections, conservation, exhibits, and related programs.



WWI Exhibit Featured at Museum

At this time 100 years ago, America was fully engaged in the "Great War" — the war to end all wars — that had been raging in Europe for five-plus years.  Arizona had been a state for only a short time, but its citizens were anxious to assist the war effort. "Arizona and the Great War" is the featured exhibit at Sharlot Hall Museum that portrays the background, social and political change, and transition from an isolated Southwest territory to a patriotic state engaged on the home front in support... Read More


How Arizona Got on the Map – Part 20: Lieutenant Edward Beale and the US Camel Corps

Publish Date: 2019-02-23

By Barbara Patton

By mid-August of 1857, Lieutenant Edward Beale’s surveying party left Albuquerque, heading into Indian country.  Traveling ten to twenty miles a day, they arrived at Fort Defiance (just over the border in present-day Arizona) on August 25.  From there they closely followed the Whipple expedition's route toward the San Francisco Peaks, and on September 9, Beale recorded, “a plain of vast extent. The viewing of the rich green grass, the distant mountains and our moving camp wagons, sheep, horses and camels made a beautiful picture.”

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Sharlot Hall Museum, a ‘Must See’

Short, three-minute overview of campus presented by Fred Veil, executive director, as shown on Cox Cable channels, Fall 2018.


Plan to Visit Fort Whipple Museum

Nearby Fort Whipple Museum has reopened along Officers' Row at the Bob Stump-NoAZ Veteran Affairs Medical Center in Prescott. The 1908-vintage Museum exhibit building is a joint operation with VA facility and Sharlot Hall Musuem, and is located near AZ-89 and AZ-69. Hours for visitation are Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is by donation. Fort Whipple Museum
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