At the base of Black Mountain, is a handsome Southwest style building – the Cave Creek Museum. Its roots are embedded in the pioneer traditions of neighbor helping neighbor. Begun as an historical society in 1968 by a small group of volunteers, the Museum took form when land was donated by Frank and Hazel Wright, and the old Episcopal Church was relocated to that site. Donations and gifts of local historical significance poured in.

Carefree Museum

The Cave Creek museum is home to a wide array of exhibits

In April of 1970 the museum opened its doors for visitors. The Museum, a largely volunteer organization, represents the dedication and generosity from the people in Cave Creek & Carefree. It is a pleasure to present the pre-history and history of peoples living life in the north desert foothills.

Admission, Hours and Directions

MUSEUM HOURS
The Museum is open for visitors October thru May:

Wednesdays, 1:00 to 4:30 pm
Thursdays, 1:00 to 4:30 pm
Fridays, 10:00 am to 4:30 pm
Saturdays, 1:00 to 4:30 pm
Sundays, 1:00 to 4:30 pm
Closed Holidays: Easter, Mother’s Day, Observed Memorial Day,Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s Day

FEES
Adults $5.00
Seniors $3.00
Students 12 and over, $2.00
Children Under 12, FREE

DRIVING DIRECTIONS

mapIf you are coming from the south, you will need to take Loop 101, exit Cave Creek Road and come north for approximately 12 miles.You will cross Carefree Highway that has a traffic light. Continue North for approximately 2 miles. When you see the Cave Creek Town Hall on your left hand side, turn right at the next street, Skyline Drive. Follow the signs to the Museum. The road veers left and the Museum is on your left.

If you are coming from the north, you will need to exit Carefree Highway from the I-17. Follow Carefree Highway east for 10 miles to Cave Creek Road where you will turn north, or left, on Cave Creek Road. Continue for 2 miles. When you see the Cave Creek Town Hall on your left hand side, turn right at the next street, Skyline Drive. Follow the signs to the Museum. The road will take you to the left and we are on your left.

For on-line map and directions, click here.

VISITOR SERVICES

Docents are available to accompany you or your group around the museum and its grounds.

The Museum Store is open throughout museum hours. The Museum Store offers a wide selection of books on the Southwest and many keepsake and gift items.

Children and Adult Tours: Available throughout the year. Please call to schedule.