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.


The museum is CLOSED for the summer. We will reopen on September 16th

with a BIGGER and BETTER museum featuring NEW EXHIBITS!


The office will remain open thru the summer from 8 am to noon.

Click Photos To See More and Learn How You Can Get Involved!

Museum expansion is underway. Check out the progress thru our photos
1st Members ONLY event celebrated the Museum's 30th Anniversary and Del Webb Birthday.
Help Pave the Way by adding you custom Paver Brick dedicated to a loved one, pet, club or ???


Individual and Family

Clubs and Organizations



and enjoy the benefits of


Credit/Debit cards accepted



Stop in this fall to see the newly updated Del Webb room. Learn about the man who created the Sun Cities, owned the New York Yankees, his connection to Las Vegas and the infamous “Bugsy” Siegel, and so much more. Click here for a sneak peak. DEL WEBB ROOM



“Concrete, steel and lumber make the buildings, but people make the community. As has been the case so many times in the past, if people of good will sit down together with one objective – the building of a better community – the future has great promise.”

— Del Webb’s vision for Sun City in 1960


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!



Sundome Jr. – Arizona’s smallest theater!

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

  • Email
  • Phone
  • Address
    Sun Cities Area Historical Society
    Del Webb Sun Cities Museum
    10801 Oakmont Drive
    Sun City, AZ 85351