Street Address
6th Ave & Irvington Road
4856 S. Sixth Ave
Tucson, AZ 85702
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 1788
Tucson, AZ 85702
phone: 520-294-1280
e-mail: Comatoes@Cox.net
web: www.Tucsonrodeoparade.org
Hours
Jan. - mid April
Monday - Saturday9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Tours can be arranged year around by reservation.
Admissions
$10.00 / adult
$7.00 / senior over 65
$2.00 under 16 years of age.
Staff
Bob Taylor, Chairman
phone: 520-247-4236
Berrnice Anderson, Vice-Chairman
phone: 520-722-4872
Bob Stewart, Publicity
phone: 520-591-9585

Description

Walking through the over 125 horse-drawn vehicles on display one can easily trace their importance in developing the motor driven vehicles to follow. Our goal is to further develop this concept to help make it more easily comprehended.

Mission

To maintain a snapshot of life in Southern Arizona in the late 1800's.

History

Open since 1964 the Museum grew out of our acquisition of horse-drawn vehicles used in our annual parade.

Artifacts Collections

Historical items related to Tucson & Southern Arizona circa 1900: 48 Star flag presented to Ft. Lowell in 1912 by Pres. Taft to celebrate Arizona's statehood; Buffalo Soldier's harness and vehicles; Mining equipment used in 1800's; Saddles from Calvary used in southwest; items related to the fisrt U.S. municipally owned airport here in Tucson; Horse-drawn wagons produced in Tucson; Maximilian and Carlotta's inauguration carriage made in France in 1860's and used in Mexico until 1930's; vehicles owned and used by Seth Thomas, Noah Webster, Andrew Carnegie, Levi Howell Manning, etc.; Brewster, Healey, Kimball carriages; Horse-drawn vehicles used in many films to include Oklahoma, Rio Bravo, The Life & Times of Judge Roy Bean; Carriages and horse-drawn vehicles from the 19th and early 20th Century

Educational Programs

School & adult education tours year round.

    Library

    Access: General Public

    Appointment required: Yes