Museum Summer Hours: 9AM to 4PM • Open all days

Old Fashioned Holidays at the Museum

The Superstition Mountain Museum’s Holiday Boutiques will make your holidays bright! In November and December there will be very special Red and Green Holiday Shopping Weekends at the Superstition Mountain Museum. Big holiday savings helps get the family into the Holiday Spirit and enjoy all of the old-fashioned decorations that blanket the barn and museum grounds each year. The Museum stocks collectable Native American pieces and quality artisan creations by local craft persons.

Santa and Mrs. Claus will be posing for photos and listening to Christmas wishes.

The annual Old-Fashioned Christmas in the Barn Holiday Boutique features artists and crafters displaying and selling their unique handmade items.

A free Stamp Mill Demonstration will be held on Saturdays at 11:30 a.m. Bring the family. The model trains will be running and the Apacheland Barn and the Chapel are loaded with decorations. Photo opportunities abound!

Bring a toy or dog and cat food for our Christmas drive benefitting Apache Junction Animal Control (formerly Paws and Claws Care Center). Below is a wish list of the most needed items:

• Dry Cat or Dog Food
• Canned Cat Food
• Cat Litter
• Dog and Cat Toys/Treats
• Dog Collars and Leashes
• Dryer Sheets
• Cleaning Supplies
• Liquid Dish Soap (i.e. Dawn)
• Liquid Laundry Detergent
• Bleach
• Clorox Wipes

If you are interested in participating as an artist or crafter at this season's Holiday Boutiques, please fill out and submit the application coming soon.

  • Holiday Boutiques this season are 2 day events, but you can choose to do one or both days for each 2 day event. The fee is $30 per space for one day, $50 per space for both days (save $10!)
  • If you will be attending on multiple dates, please remit for each event.
  • All craft items and artworks for sale must be the original work of the person selling them. Prints of your original work are allowed.
  • The number of photography booths will be limited and will be accepted on a first come-first served basis.
  • Spaces will be assigned on the day of the event on a first come, first served basis.
  • Failure to show up forfeits your entrance fee, which will be considered a museum donation.
  • Participants are responsible for collecting and reporting their own taxes.



Apacheland Barn

The Apacheland barn figured prominently in dozens of western films and TV western episodes shot at the original Gold Canyon movie ranch. Along with the “Elvis Chapel,” and the wooden gallows in Dutchman’s Gulch, the barn was donated to the Superstition Mountain Historical Society by the owners of Apacheland, Sue and Ed Birmingham.

It was moved to the museum’s grounds and reconstructed almost entirely of its original materials. The ground level has a number of vehicles on display representing the old west: wagons, Doc Adams’ buggy, and more.  Be sure to visit the new Western Movie exhibit and Charlie’s General Store inside the barn!

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