Located 30 minutes north of downtown Phoenix, you'll visit over 90 acres of
an old 1800's town, with no cars or smog!
Just authentic buildings and historically accurate reproductions.
See the Opera House where Lilly Langtry sang; look through a rifle port in
the actual cabin that survived Arizona's bloodiest range war; laugh your way
through a "melodrama"; or browse through an 1890's dress shop and much more!
All of this, plus a blacksmith shop, sheriff's office and jail, complete ranch
complex, and costumed interpreters including cowboys, lawmen, and lovely
Victorian ladies - await you at Pioneer Living History Village, Arizona's most
authentic Old West town.
In 1956, plans for a living history museum began with a group of Arizona
history enthusiasts. Many landmarks of Arizona history were being destroyed by
what many called progress. These enthusiasts formed the "Pioneer Arizona
The museum celebrated it's Grand Opening on February 15, 1969, with Phase 1 of
the Living History Village. The Pioneer Living History Village you visit today
is still in Phase 1. Over time and with contributions from the public, this
Village hopes to one day complete the original founders' dreams so that our
Western heritage here in Arizona is preserved for future generations to see. The
village houses 30 historic buildings from the 1880s to the turn of the century.
Most of them can be viewed and experienced by the public. They welcome field trips
from schools, home schools, tour agents, destination planners and communities -
The Village is a "Classroom Without Walls".
to Pioneer, Arizona
June through September
Wednesday thru Sunday, 8am - 2pm
October through May
Wednesday thru Sunday, 9am - 4pm
Closed Christmas and New Years
Admission (subject to change)
Seniors $6, Children $5 - under 5 are Free!