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Museum Tours

The museum consists of four (4) large buildings filled with memorabilia along with an interactive train display. To enhance your visit, docent-led tours are highly recommended and last approximately two (2) hours.

 

We offer individual, family or group tours. Individual or family tours are available during regular museum season and hours, Thursday-Saturdays, 9:30 AM-2:00 PM. 

 

Group tours consisting of 15 or more are suggested Monday-Wednesday 9:30 AM- 2:00 PM during regular museum season. Please contact trpc@msn.com to schedule your group tour.

Museum Season: November-the first weekend in April.

MUSEUM TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

Interact with our large scale railroad display depicting Tucson's 1880 arrival of the train. View various antique items used by the railroad in its early years.

Railroad Display

Stroll through the streets of Tucson's bygone era. Discover the unique businesses that Tucson had to offer, from a birthing center to a grand hotel that was raised for a shopping mall.

Tucson Circa 1900's

Tucson is known for its rich cultural heritage and diversity. Visit our Mexican Charro display and soon to be Chinese grocery store and residence. Throughout the year we partner with other organizations like the Buffalo Soldiers

Cultural Heritage

With almost 200 wagons in our collection, over 75 are on display with many still rolling in the Tucson Rodeo Parade. From wagons pulled by goats, stage coaches and farm wagons, to wagons that starred in movies, English Hunting Coaches, to a carriage used by the Emperor of Mexico Maximillian. You may even have the opportunity to sit in a carriage or our historic jail wagon.

Wagons Galore

Museum Fun Facts

  •  One of our buildings was the hangar for the first municipal airport in the United States.

  •  One of our buildings was the hangar for the first municipal airport in the United States.

  •  One of our buildings was used as stables for the City of Tucson's municipal vehicles and mounted police.

  •  Four of our buildings once housed the Pima County Fair.

  • Over 90% of our visitors are from out of state.

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