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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.

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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.

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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!

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Research ~ Our collection is online!

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

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Closed for the Summer – Reopening September 16th

Group Tours for 6 or more available all summer

Museum expansion has begun;
Capital improvement Campaign is underway

 

See how it’s going and learn how to get personally involved

INVOLVEMENT & EXPANSION PHOTO GALLERY

Museum Expansion news release

 

Memorial Brick Paver Campaign is underway

Bricks will be installed near the completion of the addition

2019 Membership Campaign Membership is vital to our ongoing operation. We are looking to gain 1,000 new memberships during 2019. With approximately 44,000 homes in our two communities and basic membership being only $25 per year, we feel this is a very realistic goal. Members receive invitations to various special events at the museum throughout the year. Join our increasing numbers now at MEMBERSHIP

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Membership is tax deductible and can be made online with a credit or debit card.

BUSINESS MEMBERSHIP has new opportunities this year. You can write off the tax deduction or classify the membership as advertising. You have the option.

 

 

Stop in and 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

 

 

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“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!

 

FEATURED EXHIBIT:

Sundome Jr. – Arizona’s smallest theater!

Questers Garage SALE!

Questers Garage SALE!

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
    623-974-2568
  • Address
    Sun Cities Area Historical Society
    Del Webb Sun Cities Museum
    10801 Oakmont Drive
    Sun City, AZ 85351