Welcome to your Museum!

Welcome to Del Webb Sun Cities Museum! Enjoy exploring our searchable collections of historic photographs, print advertising, personal histories, and memorabilia covering 50 years of development in Sun City and Sun City West, Arizona.


Visit the Museum!

In the heart of the ORIGINAL SUN CITY, many exhibits await you, including historical images, documents and artifacts from the original Sun City builder, Del Webb.


You can visit one of the original model homes in Sun City!

Housing a collection of memorabilia, featuring photo and story exhibits. Guided tours are available!


Research ~ Our collection is online!

Search our digitized collections for information about America's first, active adult communities, Sun City and Sun City West.


Jubilee Gala II Great Event!

Community leaders honored during Del Webb Museum gala


Michelle Dionisio, left, recently retired President and CEO of Benevilla, was presented with the “Friend of the Sun Cities Award” From left, Ms. Dionisio, Museum President Edson Allen and Past President Constance McMillin.

The Sun Cities Area Historical Society honored two long-time service organizations and the retiring CEO of Benevilla during its second annual fundraising gala held last week in Sun City.

“Jubilee Gala II,” a fundraiser to support the society-owned Del Webb Sun Cities Museum, was held Nov. 10 at Palmbrook Country Club.

Nearly 140 attended the event that included a talk by Arizona Highways Publisher Win Holden and awards presented to Sunshine Service, Lending Hands and recently retired Benevilla CEO Michelle Dionisio.




Museum is now open, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 1 – 4 pm. 

Step back in time as you enter one of the five original model homes opened in 1960. Priced at $8500, LIFE Magazine would describe it as “the least expensive home on a golf course in America.”

The living room, kitchen, and bathroom retain their 1960 ambiance. The two other rooms and later additions house exhibits on:

• The legendary Del Webb and the company he built

• The Marinette cotton plantation that preceded Sun City

• Life in Sun City – golf, baseball, performing arts

• Transition of Lizard Acres to Sun City West, and more

Top off your visit by watching “The Beginning” (see below) in the Sundome Jr. – Arizona’s smallest theater, seating six on seats taken from the Sundome before it was razed.

Best of all, admission is FREE!





“Golfing in the Sun Cities”


Marinette Exhibit

Marinette -- the history of the area before Sun City.

Watch “The Beginning”

Watch "The Beginning", a film shown to prospects in the 1960s featuring the difference in a traditional retirement at home and an active retirement in Sun City.

Watch slide show

Highlights of some of the many historic photos on site in the museum archives!

Our Information

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    Sun Cities Area Historical Society
    Del Webb Sun Cities Museum
    10801 Oakmont Drive
    Sun City, AZ 85351