Gilbert Historical Museum

Welcome to Gilbert Historical Museum

Come and enjoy Gilbert’s history at the Gilbert Historical Museum, located at the south end of the vibrant Gilbert Heritage District. Gilbert Historical Museum has been at the heart of the Gilbert community since we opened our doors in 1982. Our building, the original Gilbert Elementary School built in 1913, sits proudly on the National Register of Historic Places, the only building in Gilbert with that designation.

A repository of artifacts chronicling our town’s rich history, we invite you to explore our past, experience the present, and imagine our future. Explore the old halls of our non-profit museum and you’ll discover charming exhibits and activities for young and old.

At the Heart of Gilbert

Gilbert Museum is so much more than one of Gilbert’s favorite family attractions, we’re at the heart of the community. Weddings, birthday parties, graduation parties – they’ve all been held at the museum, thanks to our affordable facility rental. Not only are we committed to preserving the past, we’re driven to honor the present and contribute to the exciting future of Gilbert and the East Valley.

Regular events like our annual Night at the Museum Gala, our Memorial Day celebration, and the Art of Quilting Show will keep you coming back. Looking for volunteer opportunities in Gilbert? With your support, we’ll remain a cornerstone of the Gilbert community for generations to come.

Contact Us Today

If you have any questions about the Gilbert Historical Museum or your visit, please send us an email or give us a call at (480) 926-1577. Please note that our mailing address is: PO Box 1484, Gilbert, AZ 85299.

Museum Hours & Prices

Open Tuesday – Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Closed Sundays, Mondays and Holidays

Admission Prices

Adults: $5
Seniors 60 years and older: $4
Children 5-12: $3
Children under 5 years are free

Memberships are available, download form here or email Kellen at for more information.

Upcoming Events

Memorial Day Event

September 12 ~ October 28,  2017 – Stephan Strom’s Bears Ears Exhibit – Use this link for more information on this exhibit

December 16, 2017 ~ February 102018 ~ Neil Miller’s Dirty Dozen Exhibit

Upcoming Programs

Saturday Oct 28 – Art Workshop: Day of the Dead-Halloween Mask Workshop

Tuesday Oct 31 – History Café: Oral History of the Yavapai People

Saturday Nov 04 – Art Workshop: Mexican Mirrors


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