The Arizona Historical Society of Tucson
contains four museums within its jurisdiction. Those establishments are the Tucson Main Museum, Fort Lowell Museum, Downtown Museum and the Sosa-Carrillo-Fremont House Museum. The Tucson Main Museum, located on East 2nd Street near the University of Arizona campus, features interactive and traditional exhibits of Arizona's past, including an underground copper mine, ranch and town life in the 1870s, the archeology of Tucson's historic downtown, an original stagecoach and a 1923 Studebaker.
Originally established in 1873, the Fort Lowell Museum is located in the reconstructed Commanding Officer's quarters of Old Fort Lowell and offers interesting exhibits regarding military life on the Arizona frontier. This AHS museum is located in the Old Fort Lowell Park where walking tours and living history events are occasionally offered.
The Arizona Historical Society is open Monday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m to 4:00 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 4:00 p.m.
Other museums that fall under the direction of the Arizona Historical Society are located in Flagstaff, Yuma, and Tempe. The Arizona Historical Society was established by the territorial legislature on November 7, 1864, making it Arizona's oldest cultural institution.