Pueblo Grande Museum & Archaeological Park
- Arts & Culture
- Computers & Technology
- Education & Literacy
Location4619 East Washington StreetPhoenix AZ, AZ 85034 United States
Vision Statement: Pueblo Grande Museum will recognized as the gateway to the cultural history of the Phoenix Area. In collaboration with our communities we will create memorable experience that link past to present. Mission Statement: To honor the site of Pueblo Grande as a unique community resource, through sound preservation practices, engaging educational programs, and the thoughtful care and presentation of cultural materials. For all audiences, Pueblo Grande Museum will foster understanding, appreciation and respect for our shared cultural history.
Pueblo Grande Museum is located on a 1,500 year old archaeological site left by the Hohokam culture located just minutes from downtown Phoenix next to Sky Harbor International Airport. This National Historic Landmark and Phoenix Point of Pride has been a part of the City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department since 1929, and is the largest preserved archaeological site within Phoenix.
A fully accessible 2/3 mile trail takes you through a prehistoric Hohokam archaeological village site with a partially excavated platform mound, ballcourt, and replicated prehistoric houses. There are three galleries to visit while at the Museum. The main gallery displays artifacts of the Hohokam and discusses the Pueblo Grande village site. The children’s hands-on gallery has activities to help kids learn about the science of archaeology. And the changing gallery features exhibits on various topics from archaeology, southwest cultures, and Arizona history.