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Museums in the Payson Area

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The Strawberry School House is the
Oldest Standing School House in Arizona.
Built in 1885 it is a
State Historical Site.
The Rim Country Communities
have a growing nunber of
Museums and other Historical Sites.

The Rim Country Museum at Green Valley Park
Surrounded by lakes and rolling hills, this three-building, two-story facility includes the first forest ranger station in Payson and a replica of the historic Herron Hotel, which burned in 1918.
Admission to the Rim Country Museum is $3.00 for adults, $2.50 for seniors 55 and over, $2.00 for students 12 to 17, and free for children 11 and under.
The museum is open noon to 4:00 PM Wednesday through Sunday.
Operated by the Northern Gila County Historical Society,
A non-profit corporation, founded in 1986.

The Main Street Walking Tour
A recent addition to the Northern Gila County Historical Society, the tour uses a site by site Guide Book that you carry with you as you progress fron the Rim Country Regional Chamber of Commerce office at the Beeline down Main Street to the Green Valley Park.
The Guide Books can be picked up at the chamber office or the Rim Country Museum, and the self-guided tour can be taken at any time of the day.

The Museum of Rim Country Archaeology
The Rim Country's newest museum, commonly referred to as MRCA opened last year.
Located at the Payson Womans Club, the MRCA houses artifacts from two prehistoric sites. The museum is open from noon to 4:00PM Wednesday through Sunday. Admission is $2 for adults, $1.50 for seniors and $1 for students.

The Pine-Strawberry Museum
Located in a former Mormon Church in Pine, the museum offers a look at the area in the 19th century, including a video presentation on the lives and times of the early western pioneers.
The museum also has an archaeology room with artifacts from around the Strawberry-Pine-Rim ares, and a main room that houses the old church organ.
In the summer, the museum is open from 9:00AM to 4:00PM Monday through Saturday and 1:00PM to 4:00PM Sunday. The museum's winter hours are 10:AM to 2:00PM Monday through Saturday.
There is no admission fee !

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