A premier destination for those interested in the archaeology and history of the Verde Valley region of Arizona.
Hisatsinom is a Hopi word that translates to "Ancient Ones." Through cross-cultural collaborations, the Verde Valley Archaeological Center & Museum represents the contemporary voices of the Hopi, Yavapai and Apache.
This museum offers a unique opportunity to explore the rich cultural heritage of the area through exhibits, educational programs and interactive experiences.
These exhibits showcase the artifacts and archaeological discoveries that have been unearthed in the Verde Valley, dating back thousands of years. From the ancient Sinagua people to the more recent discovery of artifacts from the Dyck Cliff Dwelling, our exhibits provide a comprehensive look at the indigenous culture of the Verde Valley.
In addition to the exhibits, VVAC&M offers educational programs and events for all ages, guided tours of local archaeological sites, lectures by experts in the field and hands-on activities for children and families.
Their knowledgeable staff is dedicated to promoting the study and preservation of archaeology in the Verde Valley and are happy to answer any questions you may have or provide resources to help you further explore the archaeology and history of the area.
Tip: The museum features archaeology galleries, an archeoastronomy gallery, a Yavapai-Apache Nation gallery, a fine-art gallery, contemporary Native American art and rotating exhibitions, as well as a children's room, gift shop and bookstore.
Directions: right on SR 89A. Take a left at the traffic circle, and head towards SR 179 to I-17. Take I-17 South towards Phoenix. Exit SR 260. Take a left at the light. Stay on 260, turn left on Finnie Flat Road .09 mi. Turn left to Cliffs Pkwy. VVAC is on the right. Check the website for hours of operation: 928.567.0066