Cave Creek Museum

  • Cave Creek Museum

    Cave Creek Museum
    © Judy Hedding

    The Cave Creek Museum was conceived in 1968 by a small group of volunteers who formed the historical society for the area. There are both indoor and outdoor exhibits at the museum. Special events include family workshops, seminars, demonstrations and more.

    Inside, you will discover the history of the native people of the area, the Hohokam, as well as the miners and ranching pioneers of Cave Creek. Many of the items and photographs were donated from private collections of families that still live in the area.

    Outside, you can walk the grounds among ranching equipment and large ore processing machinery, the gazebo and the first church of Cave Creek. The last known original Tubercular Cabin in Arizona is also here, where tuberculosis patients came as a last resort for relief from the disease.

    Cave Creek Museum Hours

    The Museum is open for visitors on Wednesdays through Sundays (excluding major holidays), from October through May. On most days they are open for only a few hours in the afternoon. It is closed in the summer.

    Cave Creek Museum Admission

    (Jan. 2017)
    Adults: $5
    Seniors: $3
    Students: $2
    Children under 12: free

    Cave Creek Museum Location

    The Cave Creek Museum is at the corner of Basin and Skyline off Cave Creek Road. From the intersection of Carefree Highway and Cave Creek Road, drive north on Cave Creek Road for about 2 miles. On Skyline Drive turn right and follow the signs to the Museum. The road curves around to the left. The museum is on the left.

    Cave Creek might be quite a distance from southern parts of the Valley, but the museum is worth the drive! You can also stop by either before or after the Cave Creek/Carefree Fine Art & Wine Festival, held each fall in this area.

    Cave Creek Museum Online

    All dates, times, prices and offerings are subject to change without notice.