Our 2017-2018 Museum Event Schedule is now being worked on, watch our site over the summer months for news about the museum.
We are (always) open with regular hours through the summer months. If you are in the area, stop by to see us – we do have air conditioning!
- The Ted DeGrazia Exhibit has been extended indefinitely. It will remain at the Museum for an as yet unspecified length of time. In addition, some new pieces were added to …Read more »
- The April demonstration of the huge 20-Stamp Ore mill at work crushing ore-containing rock will be performed at the Superstition Mountain Museum on Saturday, April 8. Demonstrations are free to …Read more »
The Museum Grounds Tourguide (.pdf, 417kb) is now both available online, or you can ask for the printed version when visiting the Museum Store.
About the Superstition Area
Perhaps nowhere in the entire United States is there an area full of legend, history and intrigue as the rugged 160,000 acre Superstition Mountain range in the Tonto National Forest in Central Arizona. Archeological evidence indicates people were here some 9000 years ago. Later inhabitants included the Salado, Hohokam and Apache Indians, followed by Spanish explorers and Mexican Gold Miners. Early American trappers and adventurers migrated to the area and were soon followed by cattlemen and farmers. Eventually, the U.S. Cavalry was sent in to establish forts to protect this rapidly growing population. As modern times approached, men and women began searching for what they believed was the richest gold mine in the world.
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