Museum of Indigenous People

147 N Arizona Ave.

♦♦  Hours** Mon-Sat 10am-4pm ♦ Sun Closed  ♦♦

"The mission of the Museum of Indigenous People is to instill understanding and respect for the indigenous cultures of the southwest."

- Mission statement


**Occasionally, the museum is closed during regularly scheduled hours due to under-staffing in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  When open, volunteers are on site to take your call at (928) 445-1230 to confirm that the museum is open.  We apologize for any inconvenience that unavoidable, periodic closures may cause. 
Thank you for understanding.

Exterior Historic Museum Building Photos

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Inside you'll find displays and exhibits of historic, prehistoric, and contemporary Indian arts and culture mostly from the Southwest and Northern Mexico. There are a number of things to see throughout; pottery, bone and clay artifacts, stone tools and objects, jewelry, and various weaving's (i.e. blankets, rugs, baskets). The museum is known for its annual rug auction fundraiser.

They have tours, activities, lectures, presentations, guest artist series and more throughout the year. Almost every weekend there is something happening from new exhibits to watching art in action with the guest artists. Have a look at the quite full events calendar.

smoki museum, historic prescott, historic building, prescott az, visit prescott, things to do in prescott, downtown prescottThe museum is staffed by volunteers and holds annual auctions and fundraisers to keep open and showing the various indigenous southwest culture and educating their guests.

Be sure to visit the Museum of Indigenous Peoples website for admission pricing, memberships, events, and more.

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