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San Pedro Valley Arts & Historical Society

180 S San Pedro St, Benson, AZ 85602-6656
+1 520-586-3070
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Quite a Collection!

We stopped by on a Wednesday as we were told that is a Free Day (we still made a donation!) The... read more

Reviewed 29 January 2017
Patricia L
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Lake Montezuma, Arizona
Small But Mighty

This musemn had many historical items regarding this area. On Saturdays they had some merchants... read more

Reviewed 25 November 2015
Catherine V
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Elmwood Park
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Benson Museum & Quilt Gallery shares it's local history with visitors near and far with a colorful past. Benson area iis known for its connection to the railroads and to mining. Located in a historic 1920's building that used to house the W.D. Martinez General Merchandise Store. The quilt gallery behind the museum is a must for all those interested in the hand-made pieces from local artisans.
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28 Jan 2017
“Quite a Collection!”
24 Nov 2015
“Small But Mighty”
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180 S San Pedro St, Benson, AZ 85602-6656
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+1 520-586-3070
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Reviewed 29 January 2017

We stopped by on a Wednesday as we were told that is a Free Day (we still made a donation!) The local volunteer guide was extremely well informed and gave us a lot of sideline tidbits about many of the articles on exhibit, i.e. who...More

1  Thank Patricia L
Reviewed 25 November 2015

This musemn had many historical items regarding this area. On Saturdays they had some merchants selling home made products, that were worth buying.

Thank Catherine V
Reviewed 9 January 2015

Found this spot while geocaching in the area. Really interesting place, and the volunteers are informed and helpful. Places like this need to be maintained. Take some time and look around. Great spot to inform kids and grandkids about the past.

1  Thank Sherry L
Reviewed 3 September 2014

It's time to get it out in the open. I visit weekly since I attend the Farmer's and Artisan Market that is held every Saturday 8 am to noon.The Quilt shop is another little jewel in town. You can find all kinds of treasure s...More

1  Thank LariYM
Reviewed 21 February 2014

We enjoyed our self guided tour though this museum. The volunteers are friendly. I especially like the quilt museum in the out building. Clean, good prices and friendly volunteers.

2  Thank HappyMiss37
Reviewed 17 February 2014

See Benson's past. This quaint little museum will take you back into the history of Benson, Arizona. It is located in a 1920's mercantile building just one block off the main drag. You will find varied displays of life in this railroad town including the...More

2  Thank jollyroger1
Reviewed 6 March 2012

Little Gem in Benson....The museum is located in a historic 1920's building that used to house the W.D. Martinez General Merchandise Store. The permanent displays provide an opportunity to step into an old time general store and make a trip to an optometrist's office. Other...More

1  Thank sydette
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