Explore the ancient heart of Phoenix at Pueblo Grande Museum, located on a 1,500 year old archaeological site left by the Hohokam culture located just minutes from downtown Phoenix next to Sky Harbor International Airport. This National Historic Landmark and Phoenix Point of Pride has been a part of the City of Phoenix since 1929, and is the largest preserved archaeological site within Phoenix. Easily accessible by the Sky Train and the Light Rail, the museum is open 7 days a week October through April, and closed Sundays and Mondays, May through September.
A fully accessible 2/3 mile trail takes you through a prehistoric Hohokam archaeological village site with a partially excavated platform mound, ballcourt, and replicated prehistoric houses. There are three galleries to visit while at the Museum. The main gallery displays artifacts of the Hohokam and discusses the Pueblo Grande village site. The children's hands-on gallery has activities to help kids learn about the science of archaeology. And the changing gallery features exhibits on various topics from archaeology, southwest cultures, and Arizona history. For authentic Native American gifts, art, and jewelry, the Museum Store has something for all tastes and budgets.
Special Exhibit - The Story Continues: Pueblo Grande at 90
Celebrate Pueblo Grande Museum's 90th Anniversary, and connect prehistoric and modern stories of life in the southwest. Discover Phoenix's rich history and diverse community of visionaries. With your help, the story continues.
Like many archaeological museums of the early 20th century, Pueblo Grande Museum was established by archaeologists and enthusiasts who excavated, researched, and preserved Native American cultures as curiosities. Though the perspectives of the time now seem antiquated, the early work at Pueblo Grande laid a foundation on which to build. The location of the Museum within an archaeological site encourages partnerships between the City of Phoenix, archaeologists, and Native communities. We work together to tell the stories of early Sonoran Desert peoples in informative and compelling ways.
Voted a Phoenix Point of Pride and listed as a National Historic Landmark, the Museum promotes preservation, education and collaborative interpretation of the cultural history of the Phoenix area. Explore the gallery for more about Pueblo Grande Museum's extensive collections and history and join us in celebrating 90 years.