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Sat, Dec 07, 2019

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Sat, Dec 07, 2019

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Take a voyage back to a Christmas long ago, before things became so hectic and commercial. We celebrate Christmas as it was back when Prescott was the Territorial Capital of Arizona. Luminaries line the sidewalks and historical figures such as Judge Howard tell the story of what the first Christmas was like as he sits in the Fort Misery cabin – the oldest cabin in Arizona. Our fabulous Living History volunteers will be in the other historic buildings in period costumes while interpreting what life was like back in the territorial past. Homemade holiday cookies and hot cider will be served and there will be various forms of entertainment. We start the proceedings right after the Christmas Tree lighting ceremony on Prescott’s Courthouse Plaza, so watch the lighting and then make the short walk two blocks west on Gurley Street to the Museum where you will be transported back in time to Territorial Arizona. Admission is only $5 for those 18 and over, and is free for Museum Members and those 17 and under. Hours are from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm. And yes, the Museum Gift Shop in the Victorian Bashford House will be open for all your last minute Christmas shopping needs!


415 West Gurley Street

Prescott, AZ

Additional Features:
Designated Parking, Handicapped Access
General admission is $5, FREE for Museum members and youth 17-under
Phone Number:
(928) 445-3122
Fax Number:
(928) 776-9053
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