Sharlot Hall Museum

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Sharlot Hall Museum
GovernorsMansion PrescottArea268 May2008.jpg
Old Governor's Mansion on the museum grounds (2008 photo)
Established 1928
Location Prescott, Arizona
Coordinates 34°32′30″N 112°28′25″W / 34.541667°N 112.473611°W / 34.541667; -112.473611
Type Living history
Director Fred Veil
Curator Mick Woodcock
Website [1]
Old Governor's Mansion
Sharlot Hall Museum is located in Arizona
Sharlot Hall Museum
Sharlot Hall Museum is located in the US
Sharlot Hall Museum
Location 400 block of W. Gurley, Prescott, Arizona
Coordinates 34°32′29″N 112°28′23″W / 34.54139°N 112.47306°W / 34.54139; -112.47306
Area 1.5 acres (0.61 ha).
Built 1864
NRHP reference # 71000121[1]
Added to NRHP September 10, 1971

The Sharlot Hall Museum is an open-air museum located in Prescott, Arizona. Opened in 1928 by Sharlot M. Hall as the Old Governor's Mansion Museum, it is dedicated to preserving the history and folklore of Yavapai County, Arizona.


The museum grounds include the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP)-listed Governor's Mansion, in its original location, and several buildings and structures that were moved to the property. These include:

  • Fort Misery (the oldest log cabin in Arizona, built in 1864, moved to this property in 1934)
  • the Iron Turbine Windmill (also NRHP-listed),
  • Ranch House another moved log cabin

The Sharlot Hall Museum also has a Library and Archives, located at 115 S. McCormick St., Prescott, AZ.


Old Governor's Mansion[edit]

The Old Governor's Mansion was built in 1864 and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1971.[1] In front of the mansion are roses, of French "Boursalt" type, descended from 1865 planting by Margaret McCormick, wife of the 2nd governor of the Arizona Territory (see photo including informational plaque).

See also[edit]

Sharlot Hall Museum Library & Archives


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