Historic Sites

History, Heritage & Culture

The history of Prescott is embedded all over the community, you’ll find signs in many unexpected spots. Start at the Yavpai County Courthouse Plaza and read the many plaques around the downtown area. A walk along Whiskey Row will reveal more of Prescott’s story. To learn more, head to the Prescott Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Information Center and pick up the map and activity book for the Prescott Heritage Trail and History Hunt Adventure, a self guided tour. The Visitor Information Center also offers guided historic walking tours most weekends. Add in the three museums, and learn all about the people of Prescott, the Indigenous community and the art and heritage of the American West.

Prescott, Arizona is a history buff’s favorite place in the Southwest. Enjoy this insider’s guide to exploring our past.

Start your morning with breakfast at Pangaea Bakery. Once properly fed and caffeinated walk over to the Visitor Center for the Prescott Heritage Trail and History Hunt. 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.

Governor's Mansion Sign


Afterward your historical overview on the walking tour, you will want to saddle up and headed over to the Western Heritage Center.

When it’s time for lunch you will want to eat at one of the top ten historical bars in America – The Palace Restaurant & Saloon. The next stop on the historical tour is Sharlot Hall Museum.

Hop in the car and head to the Museum of Indigenous People next. Last and certainty not least on the Museum circuit is The Phippen Museum.