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Tempe History Museum will be closed to the public until further notice to help minimize the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). Please visit for up-to-date information.

The Tempe History Museum is a center where the community comes together to explore Tempe’s past, share its present and imagine its future. Admission is free.


While the Museum is closed, please look at Tempe at Home.

Tempe at Home is a collaboration of virtual classes, online activities and learning resources that will help the community stay connected while staying home. Click here to see the Tempe at Home video playlist on Tempe 11 YouTube channel

Also take a look at some of the items in the collection by clicking the eMuseum database link below.

Click here to access the eMuseum database

Location and Contact Information:

809 E. Southern Ave. (Southern Ave. near Rural Road, next to Tempe Public Library)
Tempe, Arizona 85282
Telephone: 480-350-5100
Fax: 480-350-5150
TDD for the hearing impaired: 480-350-5050

Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Closed Monday and major holidays

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Tempe Music Survey
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Check out Tempe History Museum's Spotify playlists to hear songs from artists who have performed at the museum, and be sure to visit the Tempe Sound page to learn about our 2014/2015 exhibit that highlighted Tempe's music history.

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