New! – This Week at the Museum!
- The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) is beginning construction on parts of Hwy 88 this week. An ADOT spokesperson has informed us this construction will be taking place North of …Read more »
- On Sunday, November 26th, Superstition Mountain Museum will be participating in the the National Museum Day Sunday. All Native American jewelry will be 25% for that one day only, from …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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