New Exhibits

Come see the newest exhibits at the Arizona Capitol Museum:

  • The Judicial Branch-Arizona State Courts: The newest addition to our Museum tour, located on the 3rd Floor
  • Minerals of Arizona's Historic Mining Communities: Provided by the Mning, Mineral, and Natural Resources Education Museum, located Floor 2
  • The Surreal Life of Fife Symington: Arizona's 19th governor's life is profiled in this exclusive exhibit. Located in the Museum Addition (inside the State Library on Floor 3)



Exhibit Highlights


USS Arizona: Flagship of the Fleet

The USS Arizona, named in honor of the 48th addition to the Union, is a symbol of the state. In addition to the memorial at Wesley Bolin Memorial Plaza, the battleship’s silver service and other artifacts are on display in the museum. The USS Arizona was sunk during the invasion of Pearl Harbor and represents a turning point for the nation, prompting the US to enter World War II. 

Spotlight: Piece of the USS Arizona superstructure, recovered in 1942.


Arizona Takes Shape

The United States government created the Territory of Arizona on February 24, 1863. Follow the journey from westward expansion through statehood to see how Arizona evolved.

Spotlight: The Rough Rider flag Arizonans carried during the Spanish-American War, 1898.

Governor’s Office

The Governor conducts executive business with the officers of the government, executes the laws, and communicates with the legislative branch. This office was used by the Arizona Governor until 1974, and has been reconstructed to appear as it did during the first year of statehood.

Historic House Chamber

See what government in action looked like during early statehood. The chamber has been restored to look as it did during the Arizona Constitutional Convention in 1910.