Heritage Trail & History Hunt

Ready to learn all about the rich history of Prescott, search for hidden clues, and soak in the beauty of Arizona’s 1864 territorial capital at the same time?


The Prescott Heritage Trail and History Hunt Adventure bring the history of Prescott and beauty of the area to you in an easy to follow tour. These self guided activities lead visitors and residents through a real-life historical walking tour of downtown Prescott and some of the great historical landmarks and cultural attractions. When did the fire level Whiskey Row and 25 saloons? Where were the first silent films shown in Prescott? Which hotel sold shares in the original project for just $1 each? These questions and so many more will be answered on the Prescott Heritage Trail & History Hunt Adventure.


Prescott holds a place in the history of Arizona not only for the local community, but also for the state, and the American Southwest. Through the historic preservation efforts, locals and visitors alike can enjoy the cherished and preserved pieces from the past. These treasures include the old Governor’s Mansion on the grounds of the Sharlot Hall Museum, the 1927 Hassayampa Inn, the Elks Theater and so many more.


Complete the Prescott Heritage Trail tour in 90 minutes or less, or save bits and pieces and make Prescott a return vacation destination for days to come. By exploring Prescott and the area, you are sure to find your own hidden treasures to bring you back again and again.


Get ready to explore Prescott in a new way. Click here for the Prescott Heritage Trail Map.


Bring the kids and have a great time on the History Hunt Adventure. With 9 stops from the Heritage Trail, children, families, visitors and students can learn about these Prescott treasures in their own fun and interactive way. To participate in the History Hunt Adventure pick up your guide at the Visitor Information Center located at 117 W. Goodwin St.


Get ready to explore Prescott in a new way!

This fun and interactive experience proudly display Prescott’s history, western culture, native heritage, culture and art- all in a beautiful setting. 

Educators, Schools & Group Coordinators:

If you would like to partake in the History Hunt Adventure with your classroom, school group or learning club please fill out this form.

Once filled out please send it to the Visitor Information Center at rcoombs@prescott.org,  once the form is received you will be contacted regarding arrangements.



My husband and I love coming up to Prescott during the summer to escape the heat from Phoenix. We have always enjoyed going to Whiskey Row and just enjoying the town. Recently, we traveled to Prescott and walked the Heritage Trail downtown. It was a blast! We both love history, so learning all about the historical spots in Prescott was pretty cool. We got to visit places we normally wouldn’t go. We are excited to come back and walk the Heritage Trail when more stops are added.

Megan Gilmour