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.


Bluegrass JamNew Programs

We are expanding our role in the community by offering a series of informative programs & workshops for people of all ages. These programs will be led by artists, historians, storytellers and scientists who will share their knowledge and skills.

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QuiltsCalling All Quilters

Our 12th annual Art of Quilting Show opens on February 28th & runs through May 29th. We are accepting quilts for the show from January 31st through February 18th. Don’t delay – start preparing your quilts today! All quilts are welcome! This is a non-juried, community quilt show. Every quilt tells a story, and we want to display yours!

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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

Please also note our Christmas Eve & New Year’s Eve hours will be: 9:00am-12:30pm

Admission Prices

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

Upcoming Events

Memorial Day EventFeb 25 – March 25, 2017 – Gilbert Visual Art League Juried Show

March 4, 2017 – A Night at the Museum Gala Event

Mar-May, 2017 – The Art of Quilting Show

May 29, 2017 – Memorial Day Celebration

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The Gilbert Visual Art League is calling for art for its Annual Juried Fine Art Show. Deadline for entry is February 12th, 2017.

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