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Gilbert Historical Museum

Closed Now: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Open today: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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Whenever I visit some city for the first time, I usually try to stop at its historical museum. It... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
irina g
Wonderful Gem of a Museum in Gilbert

After passing by this museum a few times while visiting here in AZ, we finally got a chance to go... read more

Reviewed September 30, 2018
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Explore not only Gilbert's history, but attend exhibit openings, programs, and events at this emerging arts and culture center in the heart of Gilbert!
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Hours Today: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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10 S Gilbert Rd, Gilbert, AZ 85296-1047
+1 480-926-1577
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed February 11, 2013

Cute little place. Has some veryold things in it,very nicely laid out.I took my 93 yr old mom there and she loved it , it was all things she remembered as a child her mom using

3  Thank Jackie S
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed December 12, 2015

Spent about two hours going thru the museum. Found it quite interesting especially that now we live in Gilbert. Nice to learn about different folks that made an important part of Gilberts past. I would recommend it to anyone with an interest in the past

1  Thank Patrick P
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Whenever I visit some city for the first time, I usually try to stop at its historical museum. It always says a lot about the city and its people. Gilbert Historical Museum is located further South on Gilbert Rd, it has several exhibits outside, in...More

Thank irina g
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

Every resident should probably visit this museum once. They could use the money I am certain. The building is the oldest in town. Lots of rooms and a variety/random historical facts and pictures and artifacts. In the basement is a train museum. The hours are...More

Thank kebass
Reviewed September 30, 2018

After passing by this museum a few times while visiting here in AZ, we finally got a chance to go! Before you even walk in, there are historical vehicles to intrigue you! The woman at the desk was so welcoming and gave us a super...More

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Reviewed September 5, 2018

Brought friends that were visiting here. Very interesting history of this old school. Lots to see and read to get a feel of how it was long ago. It's quite large and lots of rooms to go thru.

Thank Sharon P
Reviewed April 13, 2018

there are different rooms with exhibits. I really enjoyed the history or Gilbert room entitled town. There is a room tha had the fire and police. a kitchen room and today they had a quit display. also we got to see some quilts that ladies...More

Thank Mary C
Reviewed November 27, 2017

We frequently passed by this place and finally decided to stop by and visit given we'd just recently moved to Gilbert. The staff are very friendly and helpful, it's chock full of photos and memorabilia detailing Gilbert's history, its founders and early settlers, etc. We...More

Thank John B
Reviewed November 8, 2017

This museum is housed in the original Gilbert High School,. Docents are knowledgeable and welcoming. You can see it in an hour or less.

Thank buckskinboots
Reviewed October 3, 2017 via mobile

The train museum in the basement was open on the Saturday we visited. It is free and a quick walk through. The museum is in the original elementary school of Gilbert. Many rooms with historical accounts and pictures and show cases. Cost is $5 per...More

Thank kebass
Reviewed September 6, 2017

A concrete experience of what it was like in the early days of Gilbert. Actual utensils, displays of actual room furnishings, farm machinery. A well done effort in a simple fashion. Good documentation to assist in complete understanding of exhibits. A good place to relax...More

Thank C8362TFrobertr
Reviewed July 10, 2017 via mobile

I took my 13-year-old grandson to go through the museum. Although Ive lived in Gilbert for 31 years I realized after going through the museum that I didn't know that much about its history. This museum certainly filled in the gaps.

Thank gilbertgranny
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aaron p
July 15, 2015|
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whats the entry free foe the gilbert historical museum?
Ed D
July 12, 2015|
Response from Yesenia B | Reviewed this property |
The Gilbert Historical Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9:00am to 4:00pm.